Liposuction Patient # 1
This 48 year old woman, 5’5” tall, weight 193 pounds was unhappy with the appearance of her large saddlebags despite exercise and weight loss. She has several relatives who have very broad hips, and is bothered by how disproportionate her lower body is compared to her upper body. She must wear pants and skirts that are several sizes larger than what properly fits her waist, and even then the hip area is often too tight. Examination demonstrated moderate lipodystrophy of the hips and lower extremities with a very dysmorphic lateral thigh. Seven week post-operative photographs show the results of power-assisted liposuction of both saddlebags. Approximately 4325cc of fat was aspirated from the right lateral thigh, and 3650cc of fat was aspirated from the left lateral thigh. A small amount of residual swelling persists. She has lost 15 pounds, her pant size has dropped three sizes, and she is very happy.