Thigh lipo

Thigh Liposuction (in South Yarra, Melbourne)

Front thigh liposuction, ‘thigh gap’ lipo and upper leg liposculpture all remain  extremely popular procedures amongst Melbourne women today. Fatty deposits that accumulate anywhere on the thigh can be difficult to move through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, fat cells can be successfully and easily removed by tumescent liposuction (a.k.a. liposculpture).

This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-trained cosmetic surgeon Dr Joni Feldman, M.B.B.S (MELB), F.F.M.A.C.C.S. Read more about Dr Feldman here >

Liposuction for inner thigh, outer thigh, hips…

Some women may choose to have liposuction performed on several areas of the body at once. For example, liposuction of the abdomen, inner thighs and outer thighs can be treated on the same day. Other women elect to have the inner knee area treated in conjunction with the inner thighs and perhaps under the buttocks.

If you would like to know more about lower leg liposuction, please see our page here.

Who should perform thigh liposuction?

As with all liposuction, it is imperative to choose a doctor with extensive experience in liposuction techniques. Dr Joni Feldman has been performing liposuction for over 20 years and has successfully treated over 1000 patients in Australia. Before booking your surgery, we recommend you seek the opinions of two different surgeons before deciding on your surgeon of choice.

Tumescent thigh liposuction: the procedure

Dr Feldman chooses to perform tumescent liposuction. All her liposuction procedures are performed in her registered day procedure centre in South Yarra.  This technique involves the injection of large quantities of fluid (containing a salt solution, anaesthetic and medications that minimise bleeding) into the fat layer.

After liposuction on your thighs

Just a few hours after your thigh liposuction procedure, you’ll be able to return home. Pain and swelling after liposuctiion are usually minimal, and most patients require only minimal pain relief such as paracetamol. The pain will lessen considerably after the first week, with individuals describing the pain as a sensation similar to an extreme workout at the gym.

You will be immediately given a compression garment to wear after your thigh liposuction procedure. This will help alleviate swelling, as well as reduce pain. Compression garments also help with the healing process and help the skin to contract evenly. It’s imperative that you wear the garment for the exact time that Dr Feldman prescribes.

For more information read the Liposuction FAQs >

Liposuction: Thighs – Before & After Photos

Liposuction: pictures of thighs & knees – rear view

This 34 year old patient came to Doctor Feldman in her South Yarra rooms with asymmetrical fat distribution; her left thigh was larger than her right thigh. She had liposuction to her outer and inner thighs down to her knees. The “after” photo was taken three months later.


The ‘before and after’ photographs on Dr Joni Feldman’s website illustrate examples of the types of procedures Dr Feldman provides, along with the results received. Results may vary, depending on the individual. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Liposuction: pictures of thighs & knees – front view

This young Melbourne woman came to Doctor Feldman with the desire to trim down her thighs and excess fat around her knees. She had liposuction to both outer and inner thigh, including the knee area.

before-after-thigh-knee-liposuction in Melbourne

More thigh liposuction before & after pictures

Including pictures of inner and outer thigh and knee liposuction >

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

All sorts of people have liposuction. Providing you are healthy and well, you have carefully thought through the procedure’s pros and cons, and the doctor has deemed you suitable, you may be a candidate. Generally speaking, patients  have stubborn fat anywhere on their thigh area that they find difficult to shift through diet and exercise alone. For example, patients often want:

  • a more noticeable or defined thigh gap
  • to eliminate fat pouches, saggy thighs or fat on the inside of their legs (between thighs)
  • thinner thighs and hips so that they are more comfortable wearing trousers or jeans
  • more shapely, curvy legs
  • to eliminate saddlebags, fat, flabby thighs or thick, heavy thighs
  • to reduce thigh fat without exercise (although less than ideal, sometimes it is impossible to exercise if you are injured or unable to exercise regularly)

For more information about thigh liposuction, contact Dr Feldman’s office today