When most people think of liposuction, their thoughts go straight to the stomach. And it’s true: many liposuction procedures focus on the stomach because excess fat tends to concentrate there.
But the belly isn’t the only thing that a plastic surgeon can contour with lipo. Here are four areas of your body you might not have realized could be enhanced with liposuction:
A double chin is a common side effect of being overweight. Even many people who aren’t overweight find that fat naturally tends to concentrate in their chin area, leading to less facial definition and less distinction between the chin and neck.
Liposuction can be used to contour the chin, removing excess fat and restoring some of this definition. It won’t get rid of excess skin, however, so this procedure might pair best with a total chin augmentation.
Fat often tends to concentrate in the upper arms, especially as we get older. The result: flabbier, less toned arms, often referred to as “bat wings” or “bingo wings.”
If excess fat is the culprit behind your sagging upper arms, then liposuction can help. Oftentimes, though, the issue is actually excess skin. In this case, an arm lift (a.k.a. a brachioplasty) might be your best bet.
Increasingly, many women are dieting and exercising in order to achieve the coveted “thigh gap.” This can be an extremely difficult goal to achieve, depending on your body type.
A surgeon may be able to create this gap by removing fat and contouring the thigh. The extent of the procedure depends on your body, and the permanence of the effect will likely depend on your ability to keep the weight off after your procedure.
While your back and neck aren’t major destinations for excess fat, the fat that does end up there can be especially apparent. Some people are bothered by deposits of fat in their upper back or the base of the necks. Others may worry about the “bra rolls” on their back, which become more pronounced when bra straps press into them.
Liposuction can be an extremely effective tool for removing this kind of fat. Ensuring that you’re wearing a properly fitted bra can also help to make ‘backfat’ less visible.
Any area of the body where excess fat concentrates may be a good candidate for liposuction, but you won’t know until you come in for a consultation at Beleza. Lipo is also often paired with other procedures that remove loose or excess skin, resulting in a tighter, more toned appearance. Come to your consultation prepared to discuss your goals in-depth with Dr. Wooten so that you can ensure that your needs are met.