Liposuction on the knees is rarely performed by itself; it’s not a very common place for the body to accumulate fat. The thighs however are a place where many people get liposuction, and when fat is removed from the thighs, for reasons of balance, symmetry, and an ideal appearance, liposuction is sometimes recommended for the knees as well. This is done in order to create a consistent appearance, as seen from the front, the back and the sides of the body.
Knees & Thighs Liposuction Combo
If you have liposuction done on your knees, it will probably take place at the same time as the procedure for your thighs. This saves costs and also ensures that the result will be more consistent, which is the purpose of doing it in the first place. This is something that your doctor will discuss with you during the consultation. Since liposuction on the knees isn’t always needed, you may not get it done at all. It depends on your body and your goals whether it’ll need to happen or not.
Once in a while, someone will opt for liposuction on the knees without thigh liposuction. This is uncommon, but everyone is different and fat can gather in different places on the body. Sometimes if you gain a lot of weight and lose a lot of weight, a stubborn fat pocket will remain around your knees.
The most common side effect of knees liposuction is laxity and this is why a patient should probably opt for a decent laser liposuction method in order to avoid laxity (while laser stimulate cells to create collagen and help skin tighten)!
Top Method for Knees Liposuction
Usually laser micro-liposuction (utilizing microcannulas, like SmartLipo) is used in order to treat this small area if you don’t want to remove big amount of fat and you want to keep your skin tightened. If more fat should be removed the patient should opt for a more invasive liposuction treatment (such as tumescent/traditional liposuction). In such questions someone should always remember that the most important factor is always the credientials and experience of your plastic surgeon!
Before and After Photos
While knees liposuction isn’t that common yet, chance are this procedure will grow in popularity. Until recent years, the technology didn’t exist to easily treat small areas of the body, so many people saved their money for larger procedures on more prominent body parts. With liposuction getting more affordable, patients can afford to focus on smaller issues as well.
The most important thing to do is to find an expert doctor with good credentials and experience on knees liposuction, have a consultation and make clear which your expectations are! This will be the ticket to aesthetic perfection of the procedure!
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics to help yourself decide responsibly!