Can I Use Liposuction to Contour My Legs?

Celebrities like Tina Turner and Charlize Theron are famous for their long, shapely, and seemingly ageless legs. What’s their secret? Sometimes, slender legs that go on for miles are a product of winning the genetic lottery. In other cases, they’re a result of putting in the effort in the gym. But if you inherited a tendency to carry extra fat on your legs from generations of women before you, exercises like squats, lunges, and deadlifts might not be enough to get the results you want.

If you are self-conscious about your legs, you’re not alone! Many of our patients in the Newport Beach area have told us they are tired of avoiding flirty miniskirts, stylish bathing suits, or even shorts. Fortunately, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers surgical options to help you get stunning legs.

Upper Leg Contouring

The largest muscle groups in your body are the quadriceps and gluteus maximus – otherwise known as your thighs and buttocks. While leg and butt exercises can go a long way toward sculpting these muscles, excess fat and skin can obscure the definition you desire.

Keeping your lower body proportional is essential to an attractive figure. Upper leg liposuction can balance contours for a long, sleek, feminine leg appearance that will look fantastic in dresses, jeans, and shorts. For women who have experienced significant weight fluctuations due to pregnancy and aging, a thigh lift including liposuction can enhance your silhouette.

Lower Leg Definition

Many uncontrollable factors, such as genetics, pre-determine knee, calf, and ankle size. This fat can be challenging to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. If you are prone to accumulating excess fat in these areas, you might be a good candidate for lower leg liposuction – a procedure that requires intimate knowledge of muscle, vein, and nerve anatomy. Your surgeon must use delicate contouring techniques and a conservative approach to improve shape while respecting these crucial structures.

With lower leg liposuction, Dr. Sajjadian effectively separates fat from adjacent tissue before suctioning it from your body.

Excess fat deposits settling in the lower legs can cause wide ankles. However, some women, particularly those of Asian descent, have wider calves and ankles because of an increase in muscle cell size rather than excess fat deposits. People with excess muscle tissue around the ankles are not good candidates for liposuction-based ankle reduction surgery.

Recovering From Lower Leg Liposuction

Because the lower legs are at the extreme end of your body, a lack of vascularity is one of the challenges to gaining definition in this area. In addition, the lower legs are prone to swelling due to several conditions, ranging from insufficient physical activity to more severe issues, including:

  • Chronic kidney or liver disease
  • Circulatory problems
  • Heart disease
  • Blood clots

To prevent fluid retention and inflammation after lower leg liposuction, Dr. Sajjadian employs an extra layer of compression, which requires a specially designed post-surgical support garment, plus an overlying Ace bandage wrap that extends down to the ankles.

A Comprehensive Procedure

Combining upper and lower leg cosmetic corrections can provide transformative outcomes. In addition, Dr. Sajjadian can perform multiple procedures (as in a mommy makeover) to enhance surgical outcomes. For example, in a Brazilian butt lift, he can extract fat from your thighs and graft it into your buttocks to create a sleeker upper leg and rounder backside. Or, you may prefer to add a lower leg contour to your thigh lift to fully rejuvenate each leg.

As a result of leg liposuction, our patients are delighted with slimmer and shapelier thighs, knees, calves, and ankles in proportion to their overall body contour. In addition, you can combine it with other procedures to create more balance.

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation Today

If you struggle with the shape of your legs and want to look stunning in shorts, a bathing suit, or tight jeans, call triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian today. He will assess your health and anatomy to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Then, he will answer your questions and address your concerns.

Call (949) 515-0550 or book an appointment online.