Liposuction contours specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your shape and proportion. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have areas with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits, particularly on the abdomen, back, flanks, arms, under the chin, or thighs.
Liposuction can be performed on most parts of the body, but most people undergo liposuction on the stomach, back, flanks (also called “love handles), under the chin, arms, or thighs. These areas are difficult to target with exercise and can have the greatest impact on the shape of your body and the way your clothes fit. Many patients decide to combine two or more areas of the body during a liposuction procedure for greater impact and consolidated recovery time.
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy individuals with firm, elastic skin and isolated bulges or pockets of excess fatty tissue in specific areas. Realistic expectations about the results of the procedure are important for successful liposuction.
Results from liposuction are long-lasting if you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subsides. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution but a contouring solution to problem areas.
To learn more about liposuction procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!