We must first emphasize that liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment, far from it. In fact, obese and overweight people who come to an Athenix Body Sculpting clinic for its liposuction services will be advised to go on a weight loss program first. This isn’t a complete rejection because once they lose the excess weight, they will be reconsidered as suitable candidates.
Liposuction, after all, is most beneficial and effective in contouring a patient’s overall figure through the removal of pockets of fat in certain areas. Indeed, most areas of the body can be treated with liposuction!
On the Abdomen
While a healthy diet and exercise regimen is a must for achieving toned abs, these will likely be inadequate in shaping the lower abdomen. Here, the muscles tend to be more resistant to even the most rigorous diet and strenuous exercise, particularly among women who have given birth through natural methods and caesarian operation.
Fortunately, liposuction can effectively remove the stubborn abdominal fat located directly beneath the skin resulting in a more toned appearance. Plus, it can be performed alongside a tummy tuck to remedy loose, sagging or baggy skin.
On the Flanks
Liposuction on the flanks can be performed on both men and women although the specific location usually varies. In men, the flanks are above the belt line on the back and sides; liposuction decreases the fatty bulge over the belt. In women, these are just under the bra line on the back and sides.
Unlike the liposuction procedures on other parts of the body, liposuction on the flanks is performed under local anesthetic only. The reason: The patient has to be moved sideways to give surgeons good access to his or her back. With a general anesthesia, it isn’t safe to roll a patient since it will interfere with the breathing tube’s placement.
A body lift can also be performed simultaneously with liposuction on the flanks.
On the Breasts
Liposuction on female breasts is usually done as a less invasive yet more effective breast reduction method than surgery itself. Large breasts may seem sexually desirable but these can also cause pain in the back and neck, headaches, and even poor self-confidence.
When the excess fat in the breasts is removed, it not only reduces the size of the breasts but also lifts it. This is because there’s less volume that previously weighed it down.
Liposuction can also be done on male breasts but the process from screening to surgery is more complicated than in women. The surgeon, for one thing, has to determine the type of breast tissue, whether it’s glandular or fatty tissue. If it’s the former, then liposuction isn’t an option but if it’s the latter, then liposuction is a great option.
Liposuction can be done on nearly every part of the body where there are stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be removed by diet and exercise. Ask your doctor about it today!