I have had four children. My upper inner thighs are fatty, with stretch marks and loose skin hanging. I have consulted a plastic surgeon and he said that since I already have a couple of dimples, it would be difficult to treat the area successfully. Is this true? Are there certain areas where body fat is easier to treat? What options do I have for my upper inner thighs?

A: Liposuction to inner thighs depends on skin quality

If you have loose skin with stretch marks of your upper inner thighs, liposuction may not be a great procedure for you. The success of liposuction depends on the quality of the overlying skin in that area. If you have loose skin with poor elasticity, that skin will not contract and the final result could be skin with an irregular, bumpy contour. The skin of the upper inner thigh in general is more delicate than on other parts of the body (ex. abdomen) and does not respond as well to liposuction. If you have a fair amount of loose skin, you may need a procedure such as a thigh lift, to remove the skin.

Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if liposuction in this area is a good surgical option for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno