“5 Common Body Areas for Liposuction” by Dr. Lakshman
Cosmetic surgery is an intensely personal choice, but one that many women choose as a way to boost self confidence and alter unwanted physical traits. Liposuction in particular can be used to turn back the clock to a more slender, younger looking body. Women with stubborn post-natal weight gain or those who already have tried exercise and diet in order to lose a few pesky pounds may decide that a liposuction procedure is a great option. Though not a magic bullet, it certainly aids in re-sculpting or reshaping some key areas that dieting and exercise may not easily change. Below are five of some of the most common areas of the body for liposuction.
The frontal abdomen is among the most popular areas for the procedure. It is one of the areas where the body tends to store fat deposits, and unfortunately also one of the areas where it is hardest to lose these deposits. Patients generally will require over the counter pain relief only and usually for the first few days after the surgery. Results can be seen as quickly as a day or two post surgery, even with residual swelling.
It isn’t just the front abdomen that harbors fat reserves. The side of the body, or the waist, is another area where men and women alike often choose to have fat removed. In fact, it is often done in conjunction with the frontal abdominal area for optimal results. Patients looking to remove love handles are generally quite pleased with the results. Recovery is similar to that of the abdominal procedure.
- Thighs (Outer and Inner)
With the advent of the coveted and controversial thigh gap, many women turn to cosmetic surgery to sculpt and trim their upper legs. Often, doctors do not remove a large amount of fat, but rather strategically sculpt the area.
Slim, toned arms are very desirable and some women, even those with toned arm muscles, have a hard time losing fat from this area. Much like the procedure on the thighs, a skilled surgeon will be able to achieve good results while only removing a small amount of fat. Patients will see a marked improvement, even without removing or tightening any skin. Recovery generally only takes a few days, with comfortable mobility returning quickly.
While some women elect for a facelift in order to tighten a loose or rounded jaw and neckline, a less invasive approach using liposuction is often just as effective. It is up to a doctor to work with each patient to help them decide which procedure will net them the best results. Someone with a chubby face or a double chin can see dramatic, yet natural looking results with a skillful doctor. Compression bandages can usually be removed within a couple days, and recovery is generally fast.