Thigh & Knee Liposuction

Offered at our convenient location in Midvale, Utah

thigh and knee liposuction

Even the best efforts may return mediocre results. When your healthy diet and exercise regimen no longer produces noticeable results, you may be left with stubborn pockets of fat around your knees and thighs. No matter how much you walk, run, or step, the bulges persist. 

Slimmer legs are yours to have with the help of liposuction! The days of frustrating, hours-long workouts can be eliminated. Liposuction can help contour and define the appearance of your thighs and knees, making way to a slimmer, more proportionate you. 

Dr. David Clayton is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Utah. He prides himself on providing his patients with outstanding body contouring results in a safe and effective manner. Having been in practice over several decades, “Dr. Dave” has garnered many satisfied patients with his amazing artistry, eye for detail, and excellent patient care. If you are looking not only for thinner legs, but also a great experience from your first phone call, look no further than Clayton Plastic Surgery!

About Thigh and Knee Liposuction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits from under the skin. This subcutaneous fat creates unsightly bulges that can affect the way clothes fit and the way you feel about yourself. Liposuction of the knees and thighs can help reduce discomfort as slimming the legs can minimize chafing from the legs rubbing together. 

Benefits of Knee and Thigh Liposuction

After undergoing liposuction for their knees and thighs, patients report feeling increased comfort and experiencing enhanced confidence. Knee and thigh liposuction can encourage you to flaunt your legs, wear clothes you love, and keep up with your healthy lifestyle! By reducing the fat around your legs, you can experience greater physical comfort by reducing the friction between your knees and thighs. 

If you are ready to experience the priceless benefits of thigh and knees liposuction for yourself, contact Clayton Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

Candidates for Knee and Thigh Liposuction

Ideal candidates for thigh and knee liposuction are healthy adults who are unhappy with the shape, size, and/or look of their legs. These individuals may have tried to create the aesthetic they desire through diet and exercise with minimal improvements. 

If you have realistic expectations and an optimistic outlook for the procedure, you may be a candidate for knee and thigh liposuction! Book your consultation with Dr. Clayton today!

Knee and Thigh Liposuction Consultation in Utah

Dr. Clayton wants you to make an informed decision about your aesthetic procedures. A private consultation with Dr. Clayton is your first step in this leg of your body contouring journey. When you meet with the doctor, you will be able to discuss your goals and desires, as well as ask any questions you have about liposuction. Dr. Clayton will inquire about your health and medical history. He will also physically examine your legs and answer all of your questions while explaining the liposuction procedure in detail. 

This thorough assessment will allow Dr. Clayton to determine your candidacy for liposuction of your thighs and knees. Once he believes liposuction is the ideal solution for you, Dr. Clayton will create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs. 

Ready to learn more about how liposuction can help smooth your knees and thighs? Give Clayton Plastic Surgery a call today at (801) 937-9650 to book your personal consultation.

Preparing for Knee and Thigh Liposuction

Preparing for Knee and Thigh Liposuction

Dr. Clayton will do his best to make sure you are comfortable with your decision to undergo thigh and knee liposuction. While each patient is different in their needs, there are some general guidelines to follow prior to liposuction. 

To help you prepare for a safe and successful surgery and recovery, he will direct you to quit smoking as soon as possible. This is not only for your general health and wellness, but to also prevent complications during the procedure. You will also be instructed to stop taking any medications that may thin your blood such as herbal supplements, ibuprofen, aspirin, and blood-thinning medicine that may have been prescribed to you. 

Dr. Clayton will prescribe specific medications that will need to be filled prior to your procedure date so you have them on hand when you need them. Lastly, you will need to appoint a trusted adult friend or family member to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for 24 hours. 

The Clayton Plastic Surgery staff is available to assist you should you have any questions about your preparation instructions. If there are any other directives specific to your case, Dr. Clayton will inform you of them during your consultation and pre-operative appointment.


Knee and Thigh Liposuction Procedure

Prior to your procedure, you will meet with Dr. Clayton to review your treatment plan. He will mark your legs using a surgical marker, indicating the incision sites and areas of focus. After a brief chat to help calm any nerves, you will be taken to the operating room. You will be provided with local anesthesia to help you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Clayton will follow his markings to create small incisions within your body’s natural contours and folds. 

A thin, hollow tube, called a cannula, will be inserted under the skin to break up the stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Clayton will expertly guide the cannula to gently vacuum away the fat around your thighs and knees, precisely sculpting your legs as he moves along your contours. 

Once your thighs and knees have been adequately slimmed according to your treatment plan, Dr. Clayton will close your incisions with sutures.

Complementary Procedures

Dr. Clayton believes in approaching each patient in a holistic manner. If you are looking to undergo comprehensive body contouring, you may opt to have liposuction performed in other areas of your body. This allows for an even sculpting of your body, achieving optimal results.

If you have experienced massive weight loss, congratulations is definitely in order! To celebrate your achievements, Dr. Clayton can perform body lift procedures to get rid of the excess skin and tissue that may be evidence of your successful weight loss. Not only will your legs become more slender with liposuction, but your upper body can be addressed, as well.

Call Clayton Plastic Surgery at (801) 937-9650 to learn more about complementary procedures to help you look and feel your best.

Many women are glad to get rid of the unsightly bulges around their thighs and knees. When they achieve their ideal body weight after weight loss efforts or pregnancy, they often lose volume in areas they may like to be more voluptuous. In a fat transfer procedure, Dr. Clayton will take the unwanted fat from your legs, purify it, and reinject into other areas, such as your buttocks, breasts, hands, or face. 


After your thigh and knee liposuction, you can expect your legs to be wrapped in compression garments to help reduce swelling and aid your skin in adhering to its new shape. Your legs will be  sore and you will have some bruising at the treatment site. You will need to keep your legs elevated for the first few days after your procedure to further mitigate swelling. You may be able to return to work within a week. More strenuous physical activity may be resumed after a few weeks. It is imperative that you follow all of Dr. Clayton’s post-op instructions closely to ensure you have a smooth recovery. This includes attending all follow-up appointments with the doctor to gauge your progress.


Once your body has healed from liposuction your results will be immediately apparent! Leaner legs will be yours after liposuction. You may experience the benefits of liposuction including more flattering legs, better fitting pants, and increased physical comfort. Your enhanced self-esteem will project as you are able to walk about with confidence!

Can’t wait to see the amazing results? Don’t wait to reach out to Clayton Plastic Surgery. Get closer to your smoother, thinner thighs and knees by scheduling a liposuction consultation today!

Thigh and Knee Liposuction Cost in Midvale

Liposuction of your knees and thighs is a customized procedure. The pricing for liposuction will vary between patients and will be reflective of the size and location of the treatment area. The only way to receive an accurate quote for liposuction of your knees and thighs is to attend a personal consultation with Dr. Clayton. Schedule your consultation with a trusted, skilled, and experienced plastic surgeon today.



Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring solution that requires anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Clayton will prescribe pain reliever medication to help you manage pain after undergoing liposuction. Generally, the discomfort experienced with this procedure is well-tolerated by patients.


Liposuction is an aesthetic procedure that physically removes subcutaneous fat deposits from the body. Once the fat is removed, the area remains contoured. You can still gain weight after liposuction. However, because fat cells do not grow back or collect in the treated area after lipo, the untreated areas may increase in size. It is important to maintain a stable weight in order to sustain your long-lasting results!

Additional Resources

  1. Mayo Clinic. (2020). Liposuction. Retrieved from
  2. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2020). Liposuction: Lipoplasty. Retrieved from