According to a recent article in the New York Times, smooth, toned legs are in. The article points to a photo of Angelina Jolie at the last Oscars as sparking this leggy obsession. In the now famous photo, Jolie confidently reveals her leg through the thigh-high slit of her gown.

Some women have turned to liposuction to achieve shapely legs. Often used in the thigh area, liposuction removes pockets of fat. The thighs are a common area for women to accumulate fat, even if they are active individuals who exercise and eat well.

The Times mentions several other ways women are pursuing beautiful legs:

  • Strengthening and toning exercises, including ballet barre routines
  • Spray tanning
  • Foundation, shimmer products and other cosmetics
  • Over-the-counter leg supplements

One of the things you can expect after liposuction is a few weeks of recovery, but a nice benefit of the procedure is permanency. The contouring results achieved with liposuction will be long-lasting because the fat cells are removed for good. If you cannot achieve smooth, healthy looking legs with exercise alone, liposuction may be right for your cosmetic goals.

To learn more about liposuction in Dallas, Texas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.