Thigh Contouring Overview

Leg Fat Reduction Procedure San Diego

Your thighs are a major reason for an attractive shape. Unfortunately, the thighs tend to store excess fat that is incredibly resistant to both diet and exercise after a certain point, which makes them among the toughest areas on your body to eliminate fat. Even if you’re healthy, at the optimal weight, or otherwise slim and toned, your thighs are notorious for retaining pockets of fat. The troublesome fat on your thighs is most likely due to genetics, making your challenge that much more difficult.

However, there are surgical and non-surgical procedures designed specifically to target fat thighs and restore their youthful shape. Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today to find out which thigh contouring treatment works for you!

Treatment Options

Leg Fat Removal La Jolla

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology San Diego, our world-renowned cosmetic and medical dermatologists are proud to offer a variety of treatments for thigh contouring.


If you’ve ever tried to fit into jeans with fat outer thighs, you know the difficulty in finding the right pair that fit comfortably. If you have fatty inner thighs, it’s no better, as the legs often rub together when walking, which can cause chafing and discomfort.

The expert dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology provide the most precise thigh contouring liposculpture treatment possible to rid your thighs of those undesirable fatty deposits and give you the slimmer legs you want. The body contouring procedure can target either your outer or inner thighs.

Outer Thighs Lipoplasty

“Saddlebags,” as fatty outer thighs are often called, affect women of all ages, sizes, and races. No amount of exercise or healthy eating will completely erase your thigh fat, either, which can be extremely frustrating.

Your expert practitioner will employ an innovative technique called tumescent lipoplasty, also referred to as “Awake Lipo” to gently extract the targeted unwanted fat cells from your thigh through tiny cannulas inserted into minute incisions without the need for general anesthesia. Then your remaining thigh fat will be sculpted until the desired contour is reached.

Inner Thighs Liposuction

This thigh contouring procedure utilizes the same tumescent liposculpture technique to remove excess fat from your inner thighs. This will halt the irritation caused by your thighs rubbing together.

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This innovative treatment freezes your unwanted thigh fat cells, causing your body to eliminate them over the ensuing days and weeks. CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-approved thigh contouring procedure results in noticeable, yet natural-looking fat reduction. You’ll have no downtime and you’ll begin seeing the fantastic results you’ve been looking for.


Ultherapy is a new type of non-invasive cosmetic treatment for fighting fat. Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was one of the first cosmetic dermatology centers in the country to use this treatment, so you won’t find a better place to have it done.

Ultherapy directs sound waves deep into the skin, gently heating your skin and tissue until it is tightened and lifted. The results are amazing and start appearing in about two to three months. A hidden benefit that only adds to the effectiveness of this thigh contouring treatment is that Ultherapy stimulates the production of new collagen by your body. This not only helps your skin look and stay toned, it helps make your thigh contouring treatment look more natural.


ThermiLift is a unique cosmetic treatment that shoots penetrating radiofrequency energy into targeted areas. Enough heat is generated by this energy to melt the targeted undesirable thigh fat and stimulate collagen growth. This FDA-approved micro-invasive body contouring treatment allows the expert practitioner at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology control the heat safely and assuredly. The results are minimal downtime and tighter, firmer thighs that make your legs look fantastic!


An unfortunate consequence of extra deposits of fat on your thighs is the development of cellulite. Treatment with Vanquish treats your visible cellulite using a contact-less thigh contouring device that shoots penetrating thermal energy into your thighs to break down those troublesome fat cells before your body eventually disposes of them. Although the device never quite touches you, your practitioner will apply a cooling application to your skin right before treatment for the utmost convenience and comfort.


CoolSculpting and CoolSmooth Thigh Treatment
Before and After Thigh Contouring Treatment
Body sculpting and fat reduction of the abdomen using liposuction by Dr. Douglas Wu
Body contouring and fat reduction using liposuction on the abdomen, by Dr. Douglas Wu
Body contouring using liposuction on the abdomen and thighs by Dr. Wu
Coolsculplting for reduction of the midsection and thighs by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C


CoolSculpting for Inner Thighs (2:25)
Dr. Groff Demonstrates CoolSculpting for Thigh Fat Reduction (5:06)
CoolSculpting Treatment on the Inner Thighs (1:40)
Dr. Fabi Discussed Thigh Contouring (3:24)


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