Liposuction is one of the most versatile plastic surgery procedures Dr. Anna Wooten offers. When you think about liposuction, you probably imagine it being performed on larger areas of the body like the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. However, surprisingly, liposuction can also be used to fine-tune some of the smaller areas of the body.
Here, our knowledgeable Pittsburgh plastic surgeon reveals some of the lesser-known areas of the body that liposuction can slim and sculpt.
Men and women can accumulate unwanted fat in the knee area, making their legs look heavier and bulkier than they really are. Liposuction targets and eliminates selected fat pockets around the knees to sculpt the legs and help them look leaner and more athletic.
Individuals bothered by large or fatty ankles (affectionately referred to as “cankles”) generally cannot fix the problem with exercise. Luckily, liposuction can be used to eliminate the fat and create a more graceful ankle contour. Slender ankles look more attractive in sandals, shorts, skirts and dresses.
Under the Chin
Unwanted fat or general lack of definition in the chin or jawline can detract from an otherwise attractive face. At Beleza, patient can choose between several options. Kybella, a liquid injectable that kills fat cells, is a great non-invasive option, while Dr. Wooten also performs traditional tumescent liposuction, in which she uses a small cannula, to remove unwanted fat and define the chin and jawline.
Isolated bulges of fat on the neck may make the entire face look heavy and prematurely aged. Liposuction can be performed through a tiny incision on the neck to eliminate excess fat for a more elegant facial profile.
Men with excess fat on their chests may suffer from low self-esteem and confidence, feeling hesitant to go shirtless at the pool or beach. As part of the male breast reduction (the procedure to correct gynecomastia), liposuction can be performed on the chest to remove these pockets of fat to create a flatter and firmer chest shape.
A banana roll is a pocket of fat just beneath the buttocks. Especially noticeable in a bathing suit, banana rolls may also cause problems with the fit of pants and shorts. Liposuction is a great way to eliminate banana rolls for a smoother and more defined backside.
Learn More about Liposuction
For more information about improving your body contours with liposuction (no matter what area of the body bothers you), contact Beleza Plastic Surgery and request an appointment with Dr. Wooten. Call or email our office today.