While diet and exercise should always be your first line of defense when tackling thigh fat, there are options for when you need a little extra help to get thighs as thin as Cameron Diaz. “Liposuction is still the gold standard for exercise-resistant areas such as the thighs,” says Reno, NV, plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD.
But the skin on the thighs tends to be thin, so your doctor may suggest laser liposuction, which is believed to lend a tightening effect. Different than traditional liposuction, laser liposuction delivers a wave of laser light to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin over subsequent months.
Somewhat controversial, some experts feel that laser lipo can help to firm the thighs while others feel that it offers little or no tightening benefit.