Slimmer and Trimmer: Liposuction for the Flanks and Back
By Sheryl Pilcher on August 06, 2016
Here at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., we take all procedures seriously, from minor wrinkle reduction treatments to major body contouring surgeries. By customizing each treatment to the patient, we can help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. This focus on the individual is what makes us a trusted name in plastic surgery for the people of San Antonio.
Liposuction is a cosmetic fat reduction procedure that helps remove unwanted pockets of fat from different parts of the body. During liposuction, a metal instrument known as a cannula is inserted through the skin. Using the cannula, a plastic surgeon is able to remove fat in the treatment area. After fat removal is completed, patients will look trimmer and slimmer in the treated area.
What Parts of the Body Can Liposuction Be Performed On?
Liposuction is an extremely versatile surgery, able to remove fat from different parts of the body. Technically, any part of the body can be treated with liposuction. The most common treatment areas, however, are the abdominal region, the hips, the thighs, the buttocks, and the upper arms.
Why Consider Upper Body Liposuction
Liposuction of the torso is extremely helpful for many people who are struggling with excess fat in unwanted places. Even if you diet, do cardio, strengthen your core, and lift weights, there may be problem bits of fat that just don't go away. Liposuction may be your only option for proper fat removal and reduction in these cases.
Liposuction for the Flanks
The love handles aren't the only problem area along your sides. Sometimes the entire side of you upper body carries excess fat you can't get rid of . In these cases, liposuction can target the love handles, the upper hips, and the portions of the torso along the rib cage as well.
Liposuction for the Back
In addition to treating the chest and sides, it's possible for unwanted fat to amass along parts of the back. This is especially true of the back of the shoulders and the rear portion of the love handles. Liposuction can safely remove this excess fat and leave you looking slimmer and more toned.
Keep in Mind: Liposuction Is Not for Weight Loss
We should remind people interested in liposuction that the procedure is not intended as a weight loss measure. Only a certain amount of body fact can be removed safely at one time. While patients will lose weight from liposuction, it's primarily for cosmetic needs. Patients will be expected to exercise and eat right after the procedure is performed in order to maintain the results of the body contouring surgery.
Tailoring Treatment to Your Needs
We will be sure to tailor all aspects of your liposuction to your needs, helping you shed fat and look your very best. During the consultation process, we will go over all of these matters in greater detail so you have a good idea of what to expect from the treatment process.
Learn More About Liposuction
For more information about liposuction and whether or not it's the best option for you and your needs, be sure to contact our plastic surgery center today. The team at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. will work with you to ensure the best possible results.
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