If you are thinking about having liposuction, you’re in good company: At least 258,000 people had this popular procedure in 2018, and more are having it every year.
Houston liposuction can be a good choice for people who diet and exercise but still have stubborn fat deposits they can’t eliminate. Even people at a healthy weight may have fat in the arms, buttocks, abdomen, legs, and sides.
Fortunately, liposuction can address these issues for many patients. Some of the most popular body parts for liposuction are detailed below.
What Is Liposuction?
Before you have liposuction, it’s wise to know what it involves. The most popular type is tumescent liposuction and high def lipo. The surgeon makes several small incisions in the treatment area in this procedure.
Then, they insert a cannula and inject epinephrine and lidocaine to reduce swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Next, the surgeon inserts another cannula and sucks out the desired amount of fat and the injected fluid.
Tumescent liposuction requires a shorter recovery, with most patients able to see their results after a few months.
Areas that are most popular for liposuction include:
Many patients get frustrated by the heaviness in the midsection that can happen because of aging, weight loss, genetics, and other reasons.
You can have liposuction on the upper or lower abdomen or both. The lower part of the abdomen gives some patients a ‘muffin top’ that is apparent when wearing tight clothing.
The upper part of the abdomen is the part between the ribs and belly button, and it also can retain fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Liposuction on the abdomen will give you a slimmer and more desirable profile. Having this area treated may allow you to wear snugger clothing and feel better about yourself.
Sides Or Love Handles
The flanks and waist are often called ‘love handles’ and are also popular for liposuction. Many patients find that having their love handles removed with liposuction is desirable because diet and exercise just don’t do the job.
Liposuction on the sides delivers excellent results, especially if you have elastic skin. If you have loose skin in the abdomen, you may also need a tummy tuck.
Many women collect fat around the hips, so they want to treat this region to have a more feminine appearance. Removing fat from the hips gives the patient a superior shape that can upgrade the appearance of the rear, too.
A few female patients sometimes have chest liposuction if they have overly large breasts. But the procedure is much more common for men. Men may have a condition called gynecomastia that causes more fat and breast tissue to develop than necessary.
There are many reasons for gynecomastia, but the foundation of the problem is an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone in the male body. A gynecomastia surgery may be necessary if liposuction cannot do enough to address the issue.
Buttock liposuction is often used, even though many patients want a larger rear with a Brazilian butt lift. Many patients still want to reduce the size of their buttocks, which creates a slimmer rear profile and also can eliminate some cellulite.
If you have more fat in the butt than you want, your surgeon will create a treatment plan that lets you keep your curves, but makes the bottom smaller.
Many women develop fat deposits in the upper arms that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. Some of the weight gain in the arms is hereditary.
If you have excess fat in the upper arms, it can be removed with liposuction to give you thinner arms. However, if you have ‘bat wings,’ you probably need to have extra skin removed with an arm lift.
Fat collection in the thighs is a problem for men and women, but patients can have liposuction on the inner or outer thighs to fix the problem. Women particularly like outer thigh liposuction so they can fit more easily into snug jeans.
The back can be difficult to slim with diet and exercise. Women particular have issues with fat collecting on the upper back, which is why the term ‘bra fat’ exists. This is what sticks out when you put on your bra.
Back fat can be unattractive, especially if the person wears a bathing suit. But liposuction will remove the fat and give back your self-confidence.
Back fat tends to be denser than other types of fat, so your surgeon needs to be particularly skilled for this work.
Face And Chin
Patients who have lost a lot of weight still may hold fat in the chin and face. But liposuction can be done to make the face look slimmer.
Houston chin liposuction is also effective to reduce a double chin. It’s important to use a skilled surgeon. This procedure is important because chin fat can be more difficult to remove. The work is done near the face, so the results are highly visible.
Choose A Skilled Surgeon
Liposuction isn’t as invasive as other procedures, but it’s vital to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon for the work. Producing even, attractive results with liposuction is difficult, and it requires years of training and experience.
As long as you select a skilled surgeon with many satisfied patients, you should enjoy impressive liposuction results.
Liposuction is one of the most frequent and versatile plastic surgeries available. It can be used on many parts of the body, so many patients can use it to realize their aesthetic and personal goals.
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Interested in liposuction in Houston? Please set up a consultation with Dr. Ashley Steinberg today. She’ll talk to you about the benefits and risks of liposuction.
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