Saddlebags are a constant source of self-consciousness for some women. Sometimes called a saddlebag deformity, if you have this condition you store a disproportionate amount of fat below your hips on the outer thighs. You may have noticed this disrupts your hourglass figure where the leg should begin to taper below the hips, but instead broadens. You may have also noticed how the saddlebags can make some clothes fit poorly. They may make it look as though you have an elongated torso and shorter, stockier legs, contrary to many people's ideal of feminine beauty.
If you have tried to get rid of saddlebags, you have probably noticed that diet and exercise are not good at targeting this region. Women who tend to store fat here do so because it's how their bodies are programmed to store it, and for most this is one of the last regions to lose bulk.
Fortunately, though, liposuction is a very good procedure for correcting saddlebags. Fat can be removed from this region, allowing the skin to heal taut across the treated area. The result is the smooth, tapered leg most consider attractive. And if you follow a good regimen of diet and exercise, the fat will not return.
If you are bothered by your saddlebags, but have had no success in getting rid of them on your own, New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits can help. To learn more, please call 212-750-9494 or email us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits today.