Upper Hip Liposuction
Liposuction of the upper hips can be very effective. The best candidates have excess fat with very little loose skin or stretch marks. This area is also frequently referred to as “muffin top liposuction” or “spare tire liposuction”.
I have loose skin on my upper hips, am I a candidate for liposuction?
Loose skin can be tightened with liposuction to a small degree. If the excess skin is significant a thigh lift or buttock lift may be the procedure of choice.
How is upper hip liposuction performed?
Small incisions are used. The deep fat is removed with larger diameter cannulas. Treatment close to the skin requires small diameter cannulas. The upper hip area usually extends into the back as well.
What post-op care is involved with upper hip liposuction?
It is important to wear the compression garment to encourage skin reshaping after liposuction of the upper hips. The garment should be worn day and night as much as possible for 3 weeks after surgery.
What kind of anesthesia is used for liposuction of the thighs?
Liposuction of the upper hips generally requires sedation and tumescent local anesthesia.