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How Much Does Liposuction Cost For Thighs- Leg lipo Cost

How Much Does Liposuction Cost For Thighs- Leg lipo Cost


How Much Does Liposuction Cost For Thighs

Recovery: 48 hours

How Much Does Liposuction Cost For Thighs?

When regular workouts and a clean diet can’t create toned and sculpted thighs, many people look to liposuction to remove unwanted excess fat deposits in the legs. 

Making the highly personal decision to remove body fat with liposuction often comes with a slew of questions like, “will it hurt, how does it work, and how much does it cost?” to name a few.

 Often, women have a genetic predisposition to store fat in their thighs. Dr. Smith is a leading NYC-based plastic surgeon well-known for body contouring procedures. Following is a breakdown of the costs and what to expect during your meeting with Dr. Smith to help you decide if liposuction is right for you.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

To give you an accurate quote on your procedure’s cost, patients must physically visit Dr. Smith at our NYC clinic or have a virtual consultation if an in-person initial visit is not possible. During the first consultation, Dr. Smith will discuss your goals, medical history, examine the area to be treated, and determine if thigh liposuction will render the desired results. 

The doctor will also further explain how the procedure works, what type of recovery you can expect, and give you a better understanding of how he operates. During this appointment, Dr. Smith will determine if you’re the right candidate for thigh liposuction. Ideal candidates for thigh liposuction are healthy non-smokers who live an active lifestyle. Patients should be close to their goal weight yet still have localized areas of excess fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.

Dr. Smith’s thigh liposuction patients are given a choice of anesthesia options. If the thighs are the only area being treated, local anesthesia alone may be an option. If multiple areas are being treated, we recommend IV sedation or general anesthesia. Thigh liposuction is performed at our state-of-the-art medical facility in NYC. Dr. Smith makes small incisions near the targeted areas and uses a cannula to break down and remove excess body fat to create beautifully thin and contoured thighs. The procedure usually takes one to three hours depending on the number and size of the areas being treated. Dr. Smith thoroughly discusses what to expect and what not to expect when it comes to your specific surgery. 

Arriving at the Total Liposuction Cost for Thighs and Legs

Patients must consider several factors to determine the total cost of their procedure. Charges vary from patient to patient, as the size and complexity of each case differs. Your initial consultation with Dr. Smith at our NYC office will help you get a better idea of the total cost you should expect. 

Typically the cost range for thigh liposuction in our practice ranges anywhere between $3000 and  $5000 depending on which parts of the thigh are being treated and how large those areas are. Below is a table offering approximate costs for individual areas of the thigh. If multiple areas are treated, the cost of each additional area will decrease.

Other factors to consider when looking at the cost of thigh liposuction:

The surgeon’s experience and reputation: As a general rule of thumb, reputable surgeons will be more expensive than less-qualified surgeons. Finding an experienced, well-known surgeon significantly reduces the chances of errors or undesirable results.

The number and nature of treatment areas: The exact location treated and the amount of fat Dr. Smith removes also contribute to the overall costs. The inner thighs, outer thighs, anterior and posterior thighs, as well as the areas around the knees may all be treated. 

Types of fees: Fees involved in a liposuction procedure generally include the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and operating room facility fees.. The liposuction procedure itself usually costs $2,000 to $4,000 for one area. 

Thigh Liposuction Cost by Body Area

Body AreaApproximate Lower End of Range of Thigh Lipo Surgical Cost ($)Approximate Upper End Range of Thigh Lipo Surgical Cost ($)
Anterior Thighs$4,500$6,500
Posterior Thighs$4,500$6,500
Inner Thighs$4,500$6,500
Outer Thighs$4,500$6,500

Other Costs to Consider

Aside from surgical fees, there are other additional expenses to think about, like aftercare and taking time off of work. Fortunately, Dr. Smith’s liposuction patients can generally return to a standard desk job within 48 hours. This makes weekend recovery with no time lost from work a reasonable expectation.


Dr. Smith may prescribe pain medication to ease any discomfort and swelling after surgery as well as other medications depending on the specific case. After the procedure, you’ll be fitted with elasticized compression garments to help reduce swelling and bruising. For most, compression garments must be worn continuously for 48 hours after the procedure. These garments usually range from $75-$150. If skin tightening with the BodyTite system is performed, Dr. Smith may advise you to wear your compression garments for 4 weeks. In these cases, patients often opt to purchase more than one set of compression garments for their post-surgery recovery process. 

While you can plan to return to work in about 2 days, and enjoy a light workout in 5-7 days in many cases, you may feel some degree of soreness for a bit longer,  often in the range of about 2 weeks. Your recovery time generally depends on the areas Dr. Smith treats and how much fat is removed from each of those areas.  While most patients can return to work in about 2 days, those who are more physically active at work will likely need to take more time off for recovery. We recommend patients factor time off work into their total cost.


How much does inner thigh liposuction cost?

Inner thigh liposuction costs anywhere between $3000 to $4000

How much is hip liposuction cost?

Hip liposuction ranges from about $3000 – $6000. If energy devices like VASER or BodyTite are used to enhance the result this can influence the cost as well.

Can hip liposuction be combined with Thigh lipo?

Yes, hip lipo can be combined with thigh lipo. This is actually a very popular combination.

How much would it cost for liposuction of the hips and outer thighs combined?

Combined hip and outer thigh liposuciton will likely cost $5000 – $8000. Advanced techniques like VASER and BodyTite could afect this pricing.



  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD

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