Liposuction is on the rise in 2020, with the younger generations increasingly choosing the cosmetic procedure to slim-up and tone-up.
Lipo, otherwise known as suction-assisted lipoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Using a metal tube known as a cannula, a cosmetic surgeon can remove excess fat deposit in targeted areas of your body.
What you may not be aware of is that liposuction can be performed in any area on the body where there is excess fat. From your chin to your ankles, nearly any body part is fair game.
If you have stubborn fat and you want it gone, here are the body parts to consider for a future liposuction procedure.
1- Chin/Submental Area/Neck Lipo
Your chin and neck play a critical role in your appearance. A slender neck for women and sculpted neck for men are important attributes that contribute to one’s attractiveness.
Elements like age, genetics, and weight gain can lead to stubborn pockets of fat. Otherwise referred to as submental fat, this fat doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. For some, chin or submental liposuction is the only viable treatment.
Chin lipo can give you a lighter appearance and is an excellent treatment for double chin, jowls, and neck laxity.
The results of chin and submental liposuction can give you a slimmer facial silhouette.
Cheek liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the sides of your face. Your surgeon can use cheek lipo to shape and contour the treatment area. As your skin heals, your cheeks will mold around the newly shaped area, resulting in a slimmer face and more defined profile.
Some surgeons will opt to use cheek liposuction in conjunction with a facelift to make the face slimmer and younger looking in a single session.
Men with excess fat on their chest can struggle for years in the gym to achieve chiseled pecs to no avail. Fat deposits on the chest (pseudogynecomastia) can mimic the appearance of female-looking breasts, more commonly referred to as man boobs.
Chest liposuction can give men suffering from pseudogyno a slimmer, more masculine chest.
For men with true gyno, liposuction may be used in conjunction with tissue removal. While lipo removes the excess fat, the tissue removal cuts away the glandular tissue that is the true cause of the condition. A consultation with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles can help you determine if you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia and if liposuction may be right for you.
4- Abdomen/Hips/Waist/Outer Thighs
Your abdomen, hips, waist, and outer thighs are common areas for localized fat to gather. Liposuction treatmnet along these areas can rid your body of pesky fat and help you finally lose those inches that diet and exercise failed to achieve. The abdomen, hips, waist, and thighs are the most common trouble areas for people when it comes to losing fat and improving one’s appearance. Liposuction can make these areas slimmer, which can have a drastic improvement on your body image.
Fat tends to gather on the back, which happens to be one of the most seductive parts of the body. You can’t often get a slimmer back at the gym or in the kitchen. Stubborn areas like bra rolls and buffalo humps can be difficult to shed, even if you live a chaste life and run marathons.
Liposuction can remove these pesky areas of fat from your body, giving you a slimmer, more tapered back. For men, the results can restore a strong, defined shoulder area. For women, you can achieve a sexy and trim hourglass shape. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the results you are likely to achieve based on your body type, skin elasticity, and body contouring goals.
Buttock liposuction can improve the shape and size of your backside, leading to smoother and more contoured results. Liposuction can reduce the size and bulk of your buttocks. Your cosmetic surgeon can also improve your body’s symmetry and the smoothness and roundness of your backside, which is a popular request with butt augmentation patients these days.
Liposuction is also sometimes used in procedures designed to enhance the buttocks. Instead of removing fat from the gluteal area, your surgeon will extract fat from another area of your body, such as your abdomen, before injecting it into your backside. The fatty tissue is yours, so you are unlikely to experience adverse reactions to the fat tissue added, giving you enhanced buttocks and long-lasting results.
7- Lower Legs/Thighs/Calves/Ankles
For women more than men, fat can tend to gather on the inner thighs, calves, and ankles. That is because the hormones in the female body cause deposits of fat to gather along the lower body. Liposuction can give you the leaner legs you covet, enhancing what nature gave you. From your thighs to your ankles, leg lipo can extract those pockets of fat that don’t respond to cardio or healthy eating.
Slimmer legs can make clothes fit better. It can also improve your self-esteem, making liposuction of the inner thighs, calves, and ankles well worth the investment.
This liposuction procedure involves the removal of fat deposits from the inner knee. In many cases, your surgeon will combine knee lipo with liposuction of the thighs to achieve a sleeker, more contoured look.
The results of knee liposuction are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and level of fitness. Your surgeon may opt for more than one session of knee lipo, depending on your body contouring goals.
Lipo of the flanks is one of the most common procedures for removing fat along the waist. It will also reduce the effects of love handles.
Fat that creates love handles is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. People of all sizes can experience love handles, but liposuction of the flanks can help. Lipo can remove a significant amount of fat from the flanks to create a more sculpted and defined midsection.
How Many Body Parts Can be Treated with Lipo at Once?
There is no commonly agreed upon limit for liposuction treatments during a single session. Your cosmetic surgeon will assess your health and medical history to make the proper call. Most surgeons limit lipo sessions to three to four treatments to maintain safety.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The average cost for liposuction is $3,500. Your cost for liposuction may vary depending on how many body parts are being treated. It also depends on how much fat is being extracted. You will receive a cosmetic quote at the time of your consultation.
Full-Body Lipo Starts with a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
Before you can start on the journey to experiencing this amazing cosmetic procedure, you will be required to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. That first meeting will help your doctor fully understand your aesthetic goals. These are the aftereffects of lipo that you are hoping for, such as a slimmer abdomen or a flatter chest for guys suffering from gynecomastia.
Your doctor also wants to know that your goals are realistic. He or she will want to know that you aren’t using liposuction for weight loss. Instead, you will ideally be around 30% near your ideal weight with realistic expectations and good general and mental health. If you are in good shape and hope for a more defined aesthetic and attractive silhouette, liposuction may be right for you.
Liposuction is safe and effective for improving your body’s overall esthetic. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that cause love-handles, a double chin, or saddlebags, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, your local source for traditional liposuction (310)-694-4486.