Liposuction Surgery Body Area Procedures
The body areas that can be treated by Liposuction Surgery are different for men and women.
The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, breasts, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks and neck.
In men, who comprise about 15% to 25% of liposuction patients, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks ("love-handles"), and breasts.
These pages discuss the various aspects and unique considerations of liposuction surgery for that selected area of the body:
The abdomen is the most common area of the body to be treated by liposuction among both men and women. Important factors that affect the success of abdominal liposuction include: the amount and location of abdominal fat, history of weight gain and weight loss, history of pregnancy, and the age and the sex of the patient.
Anterior Thighs Liposuction
On the anterior thighs, optimally smooth results are more important than maximal volume reduction. Excessive liposuction of the anterior thighs can easily produce ugly irregularities of the skin.
Tumescent liposuction of the arms using microcannulas provides excellent cosmetic results. The arms are one of the areas that consistently yield the highest level of patient satisfaction and happiness.
Female Back Liposuction
Liposuction of the female back can produce dramatic improvements. Tumescent liposuction with microcannulas can remove this unsightly localized "bra-fat" and provide dramatic aesthetic improvement.
Female Breast Liposuction – Breast Reduction Surgery
Tumescent liposuction of the female breast totally by local anesthesia can produce both a significant breast reduction and a moderate but gratifying breast lift.
Male Breast Liposuction
The goal for liposuction of the male breast is simple: Improve the patient's physical appearance by removing as much fat as possible while avoiding any damage to skin or muscles.
The goal of tumescent liposuction of the buttocks to achieve uniformly smooth results with a pleasing reduction in size and bulk. The surgeon must strive to achieve a symmetry and avoid excessive fat removal.
Face and Neck Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is the safest and usually the most effective technique for removing fat from the chin, cheeks and jowls. Liposuction involves fewer complications, fewer scars, avoids the dangers of general anesthesia, has a more rapid recovery, lower costs, and typically gives a more natural appearance compared to a facelift.
Male Flanks Liposuction – Removing Love Handles
The male flanks, also known as love-handles, are located just above the crest of the hip bone. In the female the identical anatomic area is called the waist.
Inner Thigh Liposuction
The inner thigh area is a common area of concern among women who seek liposuction. Inner thigh liposuction can significantly improve the silhouette of the thigh and reduce the rubbing together of the inner thighs. Ideally, there should be no significant lumpiness or irregularity of shape, and no visible evidence of a surgical procedure.
Legs and Ankle Liposuction
The distribution and proportion of localized fat on female legs and ankles is genetically predetermined. Women who have a disproportionate and displeasing distribution of fat on their legs often find that this fat is resistant to diet and exercise.
Outer Thighs Liposuction
Fat on female thighs and hips is largely determined by inherited genetics, and it is often resistant to exercise and dieting. For many women, liposuction of the thighs means they will look better in their clothes, and they no longer need to feel self-conscious when wearing a bathing suit.