Thigh Liposuction

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Thigh liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat on the inner and outer thighs. For many people, fat cells can accumulate in pockets that are completely resistant to diet and exercise. When fat refuses to burn off, liposuction can work as an effective solution. Having excess fat on the thighs can be a source of self-consciousness and psychological strain. Luckily, expert plastic surgeons like Dr Riccardo Frati offer thigh liposuction procedures that can leave you feeling confident in your body once more.

At Harley Surgery, Dr. Frati performs life-changing cosmetic procedures for patients in the areas of London and Manchester. For more information, visit our contact page or call one of the following numbers:

About Liposuction

Fat cells can be resistant to diet and exercise even after a person has reached their target body weight. This can disrupt the attainment of the beauty goals that they otherwise work so hard to achieve. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that Dr. Frati performs to address this issue directly. Achieving expertise in this procedure demands both skilled craftsmanship and a deep understanding of the human body, which can only be attained through years of extensive experience. (1) Dr. Frati has performed countless liposuction procedures, and he is renowned for his ability to provide incredible, customised results that patients love.

Liposuction for the Thighs

The thighs are a common area of fat accumulation, causing inconvenient and unsightly bulges of fat in an area of the body that is vital to aesthetic appearance. With thigh liposuction, patients can attain slender and contoured thighs that compliment their figure. The procedure involves Dr. Frati making small incisions around the thighs in order to gain access to the fat cells. With a thin tube-like tool called a cannula, he breaks up the pockets of fat to prepare them for removal. He uses medical suction to remove the fat cells, taking care to create a natural contour. Receiving thigh liposuction from Dr. Frati is an effective way to get beautiful thighs, bringing you one step closer to your beauty goals.

Benefits of Thigh Liposuction

Thigh liposuction comes with numerous benefits. These include:

  • Removing fat that would otherwise remain despite diet and exercise
  • Reduced chafing on the inner thighs
  • Achieving beautiful and slim thighs
  • Newfound motivation to stay in shape now that the stubborn fat is gone
  • More easily fitting into clothes
  • More wardrobe options that you will feel comfortable in
  • Renewed self-confidence and boosted self-esteem

Who is a Candidate for Thigh Liposuction?

Candidates for thigh liposuction are individuals who seek to address excess fat deposits in their thighs and achieve a more sculpted and contoured appearance. This procedure is suitable for both men and women who have tried diet and exercise but have been unable to achieve their desired results. If this sounds like you, thigh liposuction with Dr. Frati might be the right choice.

To be considered eligible, you should be in relatively good health. You should also have good skin laxity. If you have loose or sagging skin on your thighs, simply removing fat with liposuction may not bring the results you desire. In these cases, Dr. Frati may recommend a thigh lift as an alternative treatment.

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, we can teach you everything you need to know about thigh liposuction. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Frati can help you understand exactly what this procedure entails. We will ask about your medical history, including questions about your past surgeries and prescriptions. We may also run some medical tests to determine your current condition. We prioritise patient safety at Harley Surgery, so we take extra care to make sure that surgery is a good choice at this time. You can tell us about your beauty goals and what you hope to achieve with a thigh liposuction procedure. With this in mind, Dr. Frati can examine your thighs and create a personalised treatment plan designed to help you achieve your dream body.

If thigh liposuction at Harley Surgery is right for you, we will give you a cost estimate and discuss the next steps. To schedule your personal consultation at one of our four locations, fill out this form or call one of the following numbers:


To enjoy the results of cosmetic surgery, your body needs to be able to heal properly. Preparing for your thigh liposuction procedure is an indispensable part of this process. It can also prevent complications and shorten your recovery time. Before your treatment, we will give you personalised preparation instructions based on the information we gather at your consultation. These may include changes to your prescriptions and diet.

If you’re not yet at your target weight, try to reach it before your procedure as weight fluctuation after surgery will affect your results. Eating healthily and exercising will keep your body ready to undergo surgery. If you smoke, you should stop before your procedure and continue to abstain from smoking until after your recovery is complete. The health effects of smoking can hinder your ability to heal and affect your results. Blood-thinning substances like anti-inflammatory medications can also cause excess bleeding during surgery, so be sure to avoid those as well.

You will need lots of rest to heal, and preparing your home for recovery can help facilitate this. Place everything you will need within reach and stock your home with the food and supplies you will need. Arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your surgery and look after you on the first night home.

Thigh Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Frati typically performs thigh liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis. On the day of your procedure, we will administer local or general anaesthesia to prevent discomfort. This will depend on the extent of your surgery as well as your preferences. To begin, Dr. Frati will begin by making small incisions around your thighs to access the pockets of excess fat. He will use a cannula to break up the fat and prepare it for removal. He may also inject a solution containing anaesthetic or utilise high-frequency vibration to further prepare the fat cells. He will then use suction through the cannula to remove the fat. Throughout this process, Dr. Frati will meticulously target the amount and location of fat he removes to provide a beautiful thigh contour. When he is finished, he will close your incisions and move you to a recovery room. We will monitor your condition as you recover from the anaesthesia.


We will give you detailed instructions for a successful recovery. These will include tips for taking care of your incisions and things to watch out for as you heal. For the first few days after your surgery, you may experience some swelling and discomfort. We can prescribe medication that can help to alleviate these symptoms. You will need to take some time off work to rest. We can let you know how much time you might need, as well as monitor your recovery at a follow-up appointment. When you feel capable, you should do some light walking and stretching to increase your blood flow. Most patients return to work in the second week of recovery, and resume regular exercise after around four weeks.


The final results of your thigh liposuction will be obscured by swelling for up to several months. However, you should be able to see a noticeable improvement in the contours of your thighs immediately after your surgery. You will have slimmer and more flattering thighs as a result of your procedure. Your enhanced legs will accentuate your entire figure and can help you feel confident again. Maintaining a steady weight and leading a healthy lifestyle will help your results last.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures

At Harley Surgery, we offer procedures that can work alongside and in addition to your thigh liposuction treatment.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift, or thighplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the inner or outer thighs to create a more contoured and proportionate appearance. It involves liposuction and skin excision. This procedure can reshape your thighs, improve their firmness, and enhance your overall body contour.

VASER Liposuction

VASER employs ultrasound frequencies to provide more precise liposuction results. Ultrasound energy loosens the fat at a cellular level, making its extraction smoother and safer, and causing less damage to the body. (2) The ultrasound energy can also tighten the skin, which can provide more pleasing aesthetic results and requires less downtime for recovery. We can talk about using VASER technology for your thigh liposuction procedure at your consultation.

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How Much Does Thigh Liposuction Cost in London?

Dr. Frati performs tailored thigh liposuction procedures to fit the needs of the individual. As a result, the cost may vary from patient to patient. To book your initial appointment at Harley Surgery, contact us online or call one of the following numbers:


Are the results of thigh liposuction permanent?

Liposuction is technically a permanent treatment. Once the fat cells have been removed, they cannot come back. However, the remaining fat cells are still susceptible to changes in diet and lifestyle. It is possible that changes in weight will affect the aesthetic results of a thigh liposuction procedure. 

Can thigh liposuction treat sagging skin?

Thigh liposuction alone cannot treat sagging and excess skin on the thighs. A thigh lift, which uses incisions to remove skin and tighten the thighs, can be combined with liposuction to remove excess skin and fat in one procedure. 

What does recovery from thigh liposuction look like?

Thigh liposuction typically requires two weeks of downtime. Some discomfort, bruising and swelling are common. Prescription medications can reduce these symptoms. Some light walking and stretching can speed up the recovery process. Patients can resume everyday activity and exercise after around four weeks. 


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