This is a 50 year-old woman from Chicago who complained of having excess fat deposition along the hip and thigh region. She eats a very healthy diet and, prior to menopause, had maintained a stable weight. However, over the last couple of years she noticed weight gain, especially in the hip, thigh and lower abdominal regions.
After physical examination and discussion of her options, the patient and Dr. Sweis elected to proceed with liposuction of the outer hips and outer thighs with slight liposuction along the posterior thighs. The patient felt she could lose the weight along her abdomen with diet and exercise. These photos are 6 months following her surgery.