How liposuction of the thighs is conducted:

To remove fat and sculpt the thighs, the surgeon makes small incisions under anesthesia either at the crease of the hip, creases behind the knees, or in both locations, and then sucks out the unwanted fat via a cannula (the hollow tube instrument designed for this procedure).  He or she will then apply sutures at these specific entry points, thus hiding scars from view.  The length of time required to complete this surgery depends on the technique used and the amount of fat removed, but can vary from as little as 30 minutes to as much as 2 hours.

Problems typically corrected with liposuction in the thighs:

With this procedure, a more proportionate lower body contour can be achieved while relieving patients of chafing typical of the thigh area.  Additionally, patients find they’re able to wear certain fashions they couldn’t wear prior to liposuction, thus providing the incentive to maintain regular exercise and watch their diet.

Relative popularity:

Liposuction of the thighs is currently (as of 2013 US statistics) the most popular surgical procedure.

Cost of Liposuction on the Thighs
Thighs and Knees (anterior)$2,000 – $5,000
Thighs and Knees (inner)$2,000 – $5,000
Thighs (outer)$1,600 – $5,000