The Places You Can Get Liposuction

The Places You Can Get Liposuction

Although a public perception of liposuction is often inaccurate, it can be an extremely effective treatment for removing stubborn pockets of fat left behind when diet and a fitness routine are being followed. These fat pockets stick around for a variety of genetic and other reasons, but they can spoil the proportion that you’ve worked so hard to earn.

“Flabby” Arms

Arm liposuction addresses hanging or bulging bits of fat that may cling to the upper arms. stomach liposuctionThe procedure may be accompanied by a second treatment to remove excess and sagging skin and tissue, tightening and toning the upper arms and improving the overall profile.

Facial Liposuction

One of most common areas for trouble spots for patients who have recently lost a great deal of weight is the face and neck. Chin liposuction can help reduce the look of a “double” chin and provide a smoother, more pleasing profile, while neck liposuction can smooth and tighten the skin over the neck for a more youthful appearance.

Stomach and Thighs

Whether stubborn pockets of fat are staying around after a drastic weight loss, or you’ve gone through a pregnancy, the stomach and thighs are often known as “problem” areas for weight loss. A baby pouch or fatty pockets may persist even with a targeted fitness and exercise routine. Stomach liposuction can reduce or remove the appearance of a “pouch” following child birth. Depending on your goals and overall body size and shape, your doctor may recommend an abdominoplasty instead. The thighs are another area where fat tends to accumulate. Thigh liposuction can help smooth and reduce bulges, creating a smoother, more pleasing profile that is in better proportion with your overall look and size. Contact Dr. Rast today to discuss the options available to you and to begin creating a treatment plan that will help your reach your ultimate goals.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal plastic surgery procedure. Liposuction is best used to target stubborn fat deposits all over the body including love handles, face and neck, legs, buttocks, arms, and more. The procedure slims body contours and improves proportions.

How Liposuction Is Performed

Fat is sucked out of the body through small incisions using a suction tube. Before suction, Dr. Rast inserts a cannula into the fat and using a back-and-forth motion loosens and dislodges the fat. Watch the following video for a brief overview of how the surgery is performed from plasticsurgery.org.

Are You A Good Candidate?

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, cellulite, or loose skin, and that is very important to keep in mind if you’re considering this surgery. The following types of patients are considered “good candidates”:

  • Nonsmokers
  • Close To Goal Weight
  • Relatively Healthy Overall
  • Skin Has Some Elasticity
  • Good Muscle Tone

Schedule A Consultation in Kansas City

Liposuction can also be used in combination with other common procedures, like breast augmentation, facelifts, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you – schedule an appointment in our Kansas City plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Rast. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online.