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Liposuction For Your Hips And Thighs

Liposuction For Your Hips And ThighsLiposuction cosmetic surgery for the hips and outer thighs is usually performed together. While many patients believe that their thighs are the only problem area, receiving treatment for the hips as well produces more complete aesthetic results.

The fat on female hips and thighs is mostly determined by genetics. For this reason, such fat is usually unresponsive to diet and exercise. The fat deposits in this area, also known as saddlebags, are possibly the most common problem area for females.


A Key Reason

A majority of women seek liposuction on their thighs to be able to feel more confident when wearing certain clothing such as a swimsuit or shorts.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the hips and thighs to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.


Areas Where Your Body Accumulates the Most Fat

The two primary areas of the body that accumulate the most fat are the hips and thighs. These sites have a significant amount of the lipase enzyme. Due to this, the hips and thighs have a higher tendency to store fat quickly. This makes the hips and thighs less responsive to fat loss by dieting and exercising.


Advantages of Hips and Thighs Liposuction

Hip and thigh liposuction offers various benefits, such as:

  • It decreases the number of inflammatory cells. A higher number of such cells in the body increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. Liposuction can, in fact, reduce inflammatory cells by as much as 11 percent.
  • Liposuction surgery can reduce the levels of blood fat (triglycerides). Higher triglyceride levels have been connected to an increased possibility of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • This procedure can remove fat in a safe manner.
  • People who undergo this procedure feel more confident about their appearance.
  • Liposuction contours body areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.


What does Thigh Liposuction Involve

A majority of women have fat in their inner and outer thighs. Some women have fatty pockets on the external thigh edges while others experience fat bulges on the interior side.

For women who are unhappy with the appearance of their thighs, liposuction plastic surgery could offer an effective solution. This procedure can eliminate excess fat and skin from the thighs.


What to Expect from a Hip Liposuction

The hips are one of the most difficult body areas to lose fat. Hip liposuction can efficiently eliminate inches off the patient’s body. This is also one of the most successful areas to receive liposuction.

The procedure is typically undertaken on an outpatient basis. The patient may find walking or standing for longer periods somewhat uncomfortable for the initial few days after the surgery.

However, sitting is generally comfortable. The patient may experience some minor inflammation or bruising. It may take up to three months for the body to acclimatize to its new contours from liposuction surgery.


Recovery from Liposuction for Hips and Thighs

Liposuction patients usually experience inflammation, bruising, and some sensation loss in the area. However, these side-effects will slowly resolve over the next few weeks after the procedure.

Bruising will gradually resolve over the next three weeks or so while inflammation will subside over a period of three months after the liposuction surgery.

Patients usually experience soreness for one to two weeks, with minor soreness prevailing for up to one month. In the initial week, the patient may require pain meds. Patients can usually resume an office job in around one week after their liposuction procedure.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the hips and thighs.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

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