Leg Liposuction:

The distribution of fat on a woman’s legs is genetically predetermined. Some women tend to accumulate stubborn fat deposits in the outer and inner thighs, while others have large calves and poorly defined ankles. At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we perform arguably the best leg liposuction NYC has to offer to correct disproportionate fat distribution in the legs that is not aesthetically pleasing.

Thigh Liposuction: Overview

The thighs are an important feature to a woman’s feminine appeal. Their curvature and shape is unique to each woman. For many women, however, due to genetics or weight gain, the thighs are susceptible to accumulations of localized fat.

To achieve some of the best NYC liposuction results available, the thighs are divided into 3 separate areas for the purpose of treatment:

  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Anterior (frontal) thighs

Inner Thighs

A common weight-loss or treatment goal for many women is to have slender inner thighs that do not touch each other. Dr. Scarpidis works with each patient to craft a treatment plan that restores contour and proportions and suits that patient’s individual needs.

Outer Thighs

The outer thighs are commonly referred to as “saddle bags” when they have accumulated a large amount of excess fat. Outer thighs are key to a pleasing silhouette. Heavy outer thighs can cause the legs to look shorter and give the body a lower center of gravity.

Anterior (Frontal) Thighs

This area is not treated as frequently as the outer or inner thighs. However, when the frontal thighs protrude forward, in can create a bottom-heavy appearance. When liposuction is performed on the inner or outer thighs, it may be necessary to perform liposuction on the anterior thighs, as well, to maintain balance and proportion of the leg.

Treating the Thighs along with Adjacent Areas

For the best proportion and most successful treatment, thigh liposuction in NYC is performed in combination with treatment of adjacent areas. The outer thighs are treated to blend with the hips. The inner thighs are treated along with the frontal thighs, and in some cases, the inner portion of the knees.

Calf Liposuction: Overview

Camouflage with clothing is no longer the only option for women with heavy calves and poorly defined ankles. The calves, knees, and ankles respond well to advanced liposuction techniques.

Calf liposuction is nearly always performed in combination with ankle liposuction, as the entire lower leg must be reshaped to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results. Calf and ankle liposuction are performed as a single procedure to maintain the proportions of the lower leg.

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Leg Liposuction Procedures

Depending on the liposuction technique used, leg liposuction in NYC can generally be performed under local anesthesia. Micro cannulas (less than 3mm) are used in leg liposuction procedures to allow for precise fat removal and sculpting.

When tumescent liposuction is used, tiny micro-incisions are placed in strategic locations and fluid is injected to make the treatment area tumescent (swollen) to aid in fat removal and contouring. The fluid contains epinephrine and lidocaine to help reduce bleeding and bruising and to make the treatment more comfortable for the patient.

Leg Liposuction Recovery

There is very little bleeding with tumescent liposuction. After the procedure, the tiny incisions are left open so the fluid injected into the treatment area can drain from the body over the next few days. Absorbent pads are placed over the treatment sites and a compression garment is worn over the treatment area.

You may feel groggy after the procedure and more tired than usual over the next several days. The compression garment must be worn continuously for 48 hours after the procedure. After that, it can be removed for a shower but must be worn consistently as instructed by Dr. Scarpidis.

Vaseline or heavy skin cream may be applied to the treated areas to relieve itching. Patients are encouraged to deeply massage these areas 3 times a day for 5 to 6 weeks after the procedure.

Benefits of Leg Liposuction

Leg Liposuction NYC

Most women want beautiful, shapely legs, but getting them through diet and exercise alone may be a challenge. While eating well and working out may help reduce excess fat and improve overall fitness, it may not be sufficient to achieve the shape you want.

At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we perform thigh liposuction to reduce stubborn fat deposits and sculpt the legs into shapelier, more pleasing contours. Whether your body is predisposed to accumulate fat in the thighs or the calves and lower legs, calf liposuction and thigh liposuction in NYC can produce dramatically pleasing results.

Unfortunately, there is only so much you can do for your legs with diet and exercise alone. It does not always work as a solution for thick calves and ankles or heavy “saddlebag” thighs, particularly when it is a result of a genetic propensity. To find out if you are a candidate for leg liposuction in New York, schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis.

Strengthen Your Results With Personal Training

At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we go one step beyond a superlative surgical experience. For our New York patients, we offer personal training services for those who have recently undergone body contouring. Too frequently, we have seen patients use surgery as a presumed “cure-all” for their physique, failing to alter their lifestyle, regaining the weight. With our personal training services, our aim is to help patients find a new routine, giving them health and beauty for a long time to come.

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If you struggle with stubborn areas of fat that refuse to budge no matter how much time you spend at the gym, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today to discuss among the best SmartLipo NYC & Manhattan have to offer. During your meeting in his midtown office, he will carefully evaluate your problem areas, before outlining a customized treatment plan designed to sculpt the slim and toned body contour you deserve.

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