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Saddlebag Liposculpture Beverly Hills

Posted On: February 26, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Body Sculpting, Liposuction

The case example below shows an excellent example of a patient who is in excellent shape; however, has localized fat deposits in the saddlebag distribution of the lateral thighs.  She is 23 years of age, works out regularly, has an excellent diet; however, has lipodystrophy adiposity of the saddlebags and will do great with a straight liposculpture using micro liposculpture with a 2.3 mm cannula, 1 atmosphere of vacuum suction pressure, using the tumescent liposuction technique.

The patient is now four weeks postoperative.  Notice the smoothing out of the lateral thighs, left greater than right.  There is significant reduction in the saddlebag and the lipodystrophy; expect to have either further reduction over the next six to eight weeks.  Liposuction of these areas in thin women should be done very carefully, only in the localized deep fat deposit areas, not close to the subdermis.  It is important to have at least six to eight weeks of postoperative compressive garments such as girdles that were worn by this patient.  Liposculpturing requires skill and should be performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons only.  Sculpting these areas in thin women requires finesse and care to prevent contour deformities and irregularities.

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