Cosmetic Treatments to Trim and Tone the Thighs By Stuart Baker on June 14, 2016

Woman pinching the fat on her thighsWith summer just around the corner, people are already starting to work on their abs in hopes of achieving their ideal bikini body. But with swimsuits and short shorts on the horizon, it is not just the stomach that most people are worried about. A great number of Dr. Stuart Baker’s patients are equally concerned about the appearance of their thighs. The thighs are an area of the body that can develop excess fat, loose skin, and cellulite. Fortunately, cosmetic treatments, such as body contouring procedures to sculpt and tone the thighs can help. Dr. Baker offers a number of cosmetic treatments for the thighs to his Champaign, IL patients. These treatments can slim and tone the thighs and smooth out the skin to enhance the overall appearance of the legs, leaving patients feeling more confident when it comes time to put on that bathing suit.

Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is a frequent complaint among patients, and the thighs are one of the most common areas of the body to be affected by this condition. Cellulite creates small dimples in the skin that give it an uneven and rippled appearance. Many people think of cellulite as a problem that affects those who are overweight, but anyone can develop cellulite. In fact, women who are within their ideal weight range, or even underweight, are just as likely to develop cellulite as someone who is holding onto excess weight. To address this concern, Dr. Baker offers VelaShape™, a cellulite treatment that can smooth out the appearance of the thighs and diminish signs of cellulite without surgery. This technology uses a combination of energy and massage to reduce the volume of fat deposits and minimize their appearance. After treatment, patients will benefit from smoother skin and a reduction in the circumference of their thighs.


Liposuction is a popular procedure because it allows patients to get rid of stubborn fat deposits that are preventing them from achieving their ideal figure. During liposuction treatment, a thin cannula is inserted into the treatment area. This device breaks up pockets of fat and suctions them from the body to slim down the treatment area. In addition to traditional liposuction, Dr. Baker also offers Injection Lipolysis. This technique involves the injection of a natural compound that stimulates a metabolic process that allows fat to be naturally eliminated from the body (just as it would through diet and exercise). Both of these procedures treat unwanted fat to slim and tone the thighs and enhance body contours.

Thigh Lift

The most extensive cosmetic treatment that is available for the thighs is a thigh lift. A thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure that tones the thighs by eliminating excess skin. This is a surgical treatment that requires an incision along the inner length of each thigh. Through this incision, Dr. Baker can remove loose, saggy skin to give the thighs a more lifted and youthful appearance. A thigh lift will leave a scar, but Dr. Baker places the incision carefully so that it is concealed.

Schedule an Appointment

If diet and exercise have proven ineffective in getting the slim, toned thighs you desire, let Dr. Stuart Baker help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about cosmetic treatments for the thighs.

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Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

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