What Areas Can Be Treated with Liposuction?

When thinking about liposuction, most people picture a smaller waist and abdominal area. However, liposuction can be used on many more areas of the body. If you have stubborn fat deposits that you want to get rid of, there’s a good chance that liposuction can help no matter where on the body these fat deposits are.

The only way to know for sure if you are a good liposuction candidate is to call Dr. Dean Kleto at 865.524.2442 to schedule a consultation. He will examine you, listen to your What can liposuction do for you? goals, and let you know if liposuction is a viable option to reduce your excess fat.

Common and Less Common Areas for Liposuction

The most common areas that people have liposuction on are:

·      Upper and lower abdomen

·      Flanks

·      Love handles/muffin top

These areas are often the hardest to get into shape using diet and exercise alone. Genetic predisposition to fat storage in certain areas as well as a slower metabolism due to age combine to create a body shape you may not be happy with. Liposuction can help you restore your body shape, but it’s important to continue a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to maintain your results.

Less common but still popular areas for liposuction include:

·      Chin

·      Arms

·      “Bra bulge”

·      Back

·      Thighs

·      Male breasts (gynecomastia)

Liposuction is a safe and effective way to get rid of a stubborn double chin, and it can also be used to reduce flab on the upper arms. Many women suffer from what is colloquially known as a “bra bulge” – where fat bulges out above and below the bra band when it’s fastened. This bulge can also be treated effectively with liposuction.

Many women also start to accumulate fat in the inner and outer thighs as they age. Liposuction can be a great choice to slim the thighs, and can also provide benefits such as better-fitting jeans and less chafing.

If you are a man with gynecomastia, which is a condition in which males develop female-like breasts, liposuction may help to reduce your breasts and achieve a more masculine chest appearance.

Is Liposuction Right For You?

Liposuction can provide dramatic results for the right candidate. It’s important to understand its limitations, though. Liposuction is only for reducing small areas of unwanted fat. It cannot be used for:

·      Weight loss

·      Sagging skin

·      Wrinkles

·      Stretch marks

·      Loose abdominal muscles

The ideal candidate for liposuction is at or near a healthy, stable weight that they can maintain. In addition, they have good skin quality and intact abdominal muscles that have not separated. Pregnancy often results in loose abdominal muscles and sagging skin, which is why tummy tuck surgery rather than liposuction tends to be the best choice for post-pregnancy women.

In some cases, it is possible to combine liposuction with another surgery such as a body lift in order to achieve more comprehensive results. Dr. Kleto will advise you of which treatments will best help you reach your goals during your consultation.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation

If you are interested in liposuction, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Kleto at 865.524.2442 today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County, and nearby areas of Tennessee.


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