Liposuction Of The Legs: What's Involved?

The fat on your legs is different from fat in other parts of your body. The distribution and proportion of fat on female legs is often genetically predetermined, making it more resistant to diet and exercise.

In most women, fat is found throughout the thighs, specifically the inner and outer thighs, saddlebags and hips. Some women have fat deposits only on the outer edges of the thighs, while others have fat bulges on the inside.

When liposuction is performed on the outer thighs, it is often done in conjunction with the buttocks and the upper inner thigh for a more streamlined look. And when it's performed on the inner thigh, the inner knee is usually treated as well.

The lower legs and ankles can be tricky because what's often perceived as fat is probably related to muscle structure.

Unlike the abdomen and hips, legs don't have any deep fat compartments, so liposuction of the legs and ankles is always done closer to the skin. Additionally, the area behind the knee contains important nerves and blood vessels that are vulnerable to injury, so this area should rarely be subjected to liposuction.

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