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Wedge Saddlebag Removal in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Saddlebag Reduction?

Many women possess genes that cause the storage of extra fat in their outer thighs. Even without this genetic disposition, the thigh area is a natural area of fat deposition. Generally called "saddlebags," this excess outer thigh fat can create bulges that make your upper thighs look wider than your hips. These prominent saddlebags can make your figure distinctly look pear-shaped and unattractive. Weight loss, weight gain, or during pregnancy, the outer thigh skin can stretch excessively. Sometimes, the stubborn thigh fat that is responsible for the "saddles" never seems to decrease despite exercise and diet changes. Also, as the years pass by and your metabolism slows down, these saddlebags can become more prominent. Unfortunately, even intense cardio workouts and targeted strength training do not have much effect on these stubborn fat pads. Large thighs can make it hard to feel confident about wearing fitted clothes or swimwear because you are always feeling self-conscious and unsatisfied with your body.

You should know that your genetics and hormones influence how fat and calories are burned. Since saddlebags are one of the most difficult body areas to lose fat, most people are unsuccessful in getting rid of them without the help of a plastic surgeon. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA performs several different procedures for the reduction or removal of saddlebags, including wedge saddlebag removal, to eliminate excess skin and fat. His excellent services deliver impressive and long-lasting results. Contact our state-of-the-art facility today to schedule your initial consultation.

What Are The Benefits Of Wedge Saddlebag Removal?

Saddlebag removal in Beverly Hills, CA performed by Dr. Katzen can offer amazingly effective benefits to reshape your body, including:

  • Removes stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise
  • Removes excess, sagging skin
  • Contours the outer thigh and buttocks area
  • Achieves a more attractive, balanced body aesthetic
  • Creates dramatic and long-lasting results
  • Allows you to wear more clothing options
  • Boosts confidence and self-image

who is A Candidate for Wedge Saddlebag Removal?

Any patient who has excess skin and fat over the saddlebag region may be a good candidate for the wedge procedure. Typically, these are for patients who have lost significant weight. However, this could be for individuals who experience saddlebags that exist, even with a healthy diet and exercise. Patients who are good candidates for the wedge procedure do not smoke and have been at a stable weight for three months. During an initial consultation, Dr. Katzen will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a wedge saddlebag removal procedure, or if another treatment option may be ideal for you.

what to expect during wedge Saddlebag Removal

A wedge saddlebag removal procedure includes the use of general anesthesia and takes about 3 – 4 hours to complete. The wedge technique is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat over the saddlebag region. Typically, it entails an incision that is made diagonally over the hip region. Often, it connects a tummy tuck incision or lower body lift incision with an incision made underneath the buttock. During the wedge procedure, an elliptical or football-shaped area of excess skin and fat is removed from the lateral hip or trochanteric region.

how long is recovery after wedge SADDLEBAG REMOVAL? 

Drains are necessary after the procedure and can be removed after about 7 – 10 days. You will also need to wear special garments for around six weeks. Additionally, you will be able to return to your daily activities usually by 2 – 3 weeks after the procedure, and you are able to return to light activity at approximately 4 – 6 weeks. More intensive activities can presume in about 8 – 10 weeks, and any swelling should diminish in about 6 – 8 weeks.

Wedge Saddlebag Removal FAQs

Is wedge saddlebag removal safe?

Yes, wedge saddlebag removal is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Katzen. We urge patients to research what is involved and ask any questions they have prior to the surgical date. Our clinic is proud to use state-of-the-art technologies and equipment to ensure your safety every step of the way.

Do results from wedge saddlebag removal look natural?

A consultation is the best time to discuss expectations and determine if this surgery is the best way to move forward. If you are concerned about results, we do provide before and after photos of previous patients. They generally report feeling more confident and satisfied with their bodies after wedge saddlebag removal in Beverly Hills.

What is the cost of wedge saddlebag removal?

The cost of a saddlebag wedge procedure varies depending on many factors, including the expected level of improvement. Our administrative team can provide an accurate estimate during your initial appointment. We do offer payment plans and financing options to make your cosmetic surgery as affordable as possible.

How can I make recovery easier after wedge saddlebag removal?

Recovery is an important part of the process. You will need to rest, follow any post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Katzen, and use medications to relieve uncomfortable side effects. We recommend sleeping with your head elevated to reduce minor swelling and inflammation. Make sure to follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated throughout the process.

Does wedge saddlebag removal cause scarring?

Yes, wedge saddlebag removal does cause mild to moderate scarring. These scars are usually located in natural creases of the body and should fade over time with proper care. Rest assured that our team works hard to ensure minimal scarring and natural-looking outcomes. We suggest using scar treatments to help speed up the healing process.

Are results from wedge saddlebag removal permanent?

The results from wedge saddlebag removal are considered long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure to slow down the natural aging process and preserve your results. Patients are always welcome to schedule follow-up appointments to discuss any concerns.

Achieve Your Desired Figure

Being bothered by a less-than-perfect figure is completely natural. This is particularly true if you stay active and eat mindfully. However, stubborn saddlebags that are resistant to exercise and diet and are primarily hereditary can be banished forever with the advanced wedge saddlebag removal procedure. To learn more about how you can get your thighs contoured, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.