Liposuction has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today, due in part to the versatility of the procedure. Liposuction can be used to treat almost any area of the body, including the midsection, hips, thighs, back – and even a few areas you might not realize. Check out these three treatment areas for liposuction that just might surprise you.
The knees are an area of the body where fat can accumulate, particularly in women. This can lead to a less-than-desirable contour of the leg, with extra fat that can make you look heavier than you really are. The extra deposits can even affect your range of motion and ability to participate in some activities. Liposuction of the knees offers an enhance leg profile, with better definition to the kneecap and an almost invisible scar after the procedure. Overall, the results of a knee liposuction procedure are considered permanent as long as you maintain your weight and fitness level.
The “banana roll” is a pocket of fat underneath the buttock that gives the appearance of an extra roll. This can be especially troubling in a bathing suit but can also affect how pants and shorts fit. Using liposuction to remove the banana roll can result in a smoother contour of the backside and greater definition between the buttocks and the tops of the thighs.
Liposuction can be performed alone, but it is often done in combination with buttock enhancement to create a more dramatic body contour. A Brazilian butt lift, which uses the patient’s own fat cells to augment the buttock area, creates fullness and curves in the backside, while liposuction of the banana rolls serves to improve the overall effect. The results will be long-lasting, if a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.
The aging process takes its toll on the neck, as isolated fat deposits can diminish the definition of the jaw line and give the appearance of a double chin and jowls. This result can make you look like you’ve gained weight, even if you haven’t, and add years to your overall appearance. Liposuction can also be performed in this area, smoothing away those excess bulges for a sleeker, more slender neckline. Neck liposuction may also be performed alone or in conjunction with procedures like a facelift or skin resurfacing to create even more dramatic results.
Liposuction is an effective way to improve your body contours, no matter which part of your body is causing you dissatisfaction. To learn more about your options in body contouring, contact Synergy Plastic Surgery today!