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Aumento de Muslos y Piernas por el Doctor Luis Carlos Moreno

Thigh Augmentation and  Legs

Thigh augmentation, although not a highly requested surgery, is performed in patients who have a deficiency in the diameter of their thighs. 

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Thigh augmentation, although not a highly requested surgery, is performed in patients who have a deficiency in the diameter of their thighs.  The objective of the treatment is to increase the diameter of the thigh in the area where it is diminished or has lost its proportion with respect to the rest of the thigh.

The surgery can be done in 2 different ways. The first is by injecting fat that is obtained from the same patient through a liposuction procedure. The fat obtained is washed, filtered and concentrated and is then injected in the form of tunnels in the thickness of the subcutaneous tissue of the area to be treated.

The advantage is that it is a simple procedure,  outpatient, with a low incidence of complications. The disadvantage is that not everything that is injected turns into fat, there is a variable percentage between 10 and 30% that can be reabsorbed, and in a second time requiring a new injection of fat to obtain the expected result.

The other way is by placing silicone implants that are placed in the muscular plane. This procedure is a bit more complex, more limiting and a brief hospitalization is recommended, and it has a higher rate of complications, and the recovery is longer.

Either of the two treatment possibilities must be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.




Leg augmentation is highly requested by patients with very thin legs or by patients who, due to previous illnesses, have a decrease in their diameter. The procedure seeks to increase the volume of the legs, either in their internal aspect, their external aspect or on both sides. Treatment options include fat injection obtained by liposuction of the patient or by placing calf implants.

The fat injection procedure in the legs is a more limited procedure because the fat must be injected in the subcutaneous and the same in the legs is very thin, which increases the possibilities of fat reabsorption, especially if you try to inject volumes very tall. The fat in the legs has a reabsorption percentage that ranges from 20 to 50% and is directly proportional to the volume that is injected. The advantage is that it is a procedure with a low possibility of complications and that it can be performed on an outpatient basis. The disadvantage is that the volume that can be increased is very low and therefore requires multiple additional sessions of fat injections.

The use of calf implants to increase them is the other form of treatment to increase their volume.  Calf implants come in two main shapes, symmetrical and asymmetrical.  Each of them has a different shape, different volumes and a different indication, so the evaluation of the patient is important to define the type of implants to be used. The implants are placed subfacially, that is, they do not go in the subcutaneous plane, but in the plane above the muscle, but below its fascia. This procedure requires a brief hospitalization, a convalescence time between 2 and 3 weeks.  

It is a more complex procedure, with little incidence of complications if performed by expert hands, and with very favorable and beneficial results for patients. If you decide to have a procedure like this, you should go to a qualified plastic surgeon who is an expert in the procedure.

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