Areas You Didn’t Know You Could Have Liposuction
When the word liposuction comes to mind, many think of having excess fat removed from the belly, waist, love handles, and thighs. Although these are the common sites, the procedure is by no means limited to them alone.
Liposuction is approved as a safe method for the removal of fat from almost anywhere in the body. It can be effective in targeting bulges and folds on the arms, legs, and back. Many areas that have stubborn unsightly bulges can make a person appear disproportionate, feel insecure, or cause clothing to fit incorrectly. Although often in small nooks and crannies of the body, these problem areas carry excess fat that can sometimes make a dramatic difference in a person’s overall appearance.
To create smoother body contours and to restore a slimmer, more graceful appearance, liposuction is performed in many different sites. This involves the use of vacuum suctioning to remove unwanted adipose tissue through tiny incisions.
Areas in Which Liposuction Can Be Performed:
- Arms: Excess or hanging fat on the upper arms
- Knees: Bulges or folds around the knees
- Bra Area: Excess fat along the bra band that often bulges or pokes out
- Back: Fat deposits in the upper and lower back with accompanying back creases
- Underarms: Bulges in the armpits
- Ankles: Excessive fat around the ankles that cause the appearance of “cankles”
- Neck: Fat around the neck that causes a “double chin”
Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted fatty deposits as well as provide better body contours. Commonly, these stubborn fat pockets are constitutional and not caused by excessive weight gain. Unfortunately, they often persist despite diet, weight training, and regular physical activity.
A safe and effective procedure, liposuction is second to none in getting rid of fat from many unique and atypical places. Patients can expect minimal scarring associated with these diet-resistant areas; tiny incisions are placed inconspicuously, making them barely noticeable or even invisible.
If you want to get rid of excess fat from a specific or unusual area, Dr. Brian Boyd is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who regularly performs individualized liposuction for his patients. To schedule your consultation, you can contact his office by calling (310) 597-4734 or by filling out our online contact form.