Where Can Fat Be Removed On the Body with Liposuction?

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Liposuction remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed each year, helping thousands of patients to get rid of unwanted fat in their most stubborn problem areas. While the abdomen is a common treatment area for liposuction, you may be surprised to learn how many other features you can trim with lipo. At Ben Schultz, MD in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Benjamin D. Schultz helps patients look and feel their best with a wide array of cosmetic treatments and procedures, including liposuction. Keep reading for a closer look at how – and where – liposuction can be used to sculpt a slimmer, more desirable physique.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction is the surgical removal of stubborn fat cells. Most often, liposuction is performed using general anesthesia. To begin, a small incision is made near the target treatment area, and a handheld wand is inserted beneath the skin. Manual force is used to break up the fat cells, allowing them to be suctioned out of the body. Dr. Schultz also performs HD liposuction – or high-def lipo – which can be used to sculpt and define features with even greater precision.

Where can you get liposuction?

Liposuction can be used on virtually any area where stubborn fat is present. It is important for patients considering liposuction to have good remaining skin elasticity to avoid being left with loose, hanging skin. In some cases, skin removal or skin tightening procedures must be paired with liposuction in order to create the most pleasing final result. Some of the most common areas that are treated with liposuction include:

  • Neck/under the chin
  • Upper arms
  • Male chest
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Under the butt
  • Knees

How much fat can be removed during liposuction?

Patients considering liposuction should understand that the procedure is not designed as a substitute for weight loss and should not be considered a primary weight loss tool. Prior to undergoing liposuction, patients should be at or near their goal weight and have exhausted their efforts in diet and exercise without achieving their desired results. On average, about 5 – 10 pounds of excess fat can be removed during liposuction surgery, and patients often lose one or more clothing sizes.

Is liposuction permanent?

Unwanted fat cells are removed during liposuction surgery, but patients must be committed to maintaining a stable weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to preserve their results. Weight gain after liposuction can lead to the development of new fat cells and can cause existing fat cells to become enlarged, which can significantly compromise or even reverse the patient’s cosmetic outcome.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction should be in good health, at or near their goal weight, non-smoking, and committed to maintaining a stable weight after surgery. During your initial consultation for liposuction in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Schultz will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether liposuction may be safe, appropriate, and effective for you.

Transform your look from head to toe with liposuction surgery in Baltimore, MD

If stubborn pockets of fat are preventing you from feeling comfortable and confident about your appearance, liposuction may be right for you. To learn more about the remarkable results that are possible with liposuction surgery, call Ben Schultz, MD to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Baltimore, MD plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin D. Schultz today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.