If you use less-than-flattering adjectives like chunky, meaty or stubby to describe your legs, chances are you have occasionally wondered whether plastic surgery could help improve their appearance. You’ll be happy to learn that Dr. Ary Krau offers several procedures designed to improve the appearance of the legs.


The first way to create slimmer and sexier legs is with liposuction, which removes targeted fat pockets. Liposuction is commonly performed on the inner thighs, outer thighs and the area where the bottom of the buttocks meets the upper thighs. It can also be used to sculpt the knees and sometimes the ankles. The incisions are created in the natural creases of the skin, and scarring is usually unnoticeable. After liposuction, the legs look more proportional to the rest of the body.

However, liposuction is not suitable for everyone. It’s usually not recommended for individuals with thick calves. The size of the calves is often due to big muscles, which should not be surgically altered. Muscular calves won’t respond to liposuction.

Also, liposuction is intended for individuals with firm, elastic skin. Ideally the skin should be able to contract over the smaller leg contour after surgery. But individuals concerned with excess fat and loose skin are not out of luck; they may be better suited to thigh lift.

Thigh Lift

Thigh lift is designed to eliminate unwanted fat and loose, stretched-out skin from the upper legs. It is often recommended to individuals whose skin is not able to retract over their smaller contours (either because of significant fluctuations in weight or simply the effects of aging).

During thigh lift, liposuction techniques are used to remove unwanted pockets of fat. Excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is tightened around the legs. The incisions are usually made inside the groin. Depending on how much skin needs to be removed, the incisions sometimes extend down the thigh to the knee. After surgery, the legs should look leaner and the skin tighter and more toned.

To learn more about improving the appearance of your legs with liposuction or thigh lift, Dr. Krau welcomes you to book an informational consultation. Call or email us today to make your appointment.

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