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Liposuction Spotlight: Flanks

If you are looking for a way to get a slimmer profile, one of the most popular liposuction areas can help. Liposuction of the flanks and hips will remove excess fat to create that slimmer look.

Both men and women often struggle with fat accumulation as they begin to age. Many younger people also struggle with extra fat around the waist — those notorious “love handles.” Often, these areas simply do not respond to diet and exercise, making liposuction a wonderful option.

We know that some people can have extra fat in the flank area, even though they may actually have a slender stomach. Often, women will accumulate fat on top of the hips, which then makes the hips look larger.

Liposuction of the flanks and hips will actually taper the waistline to provide that more fit, slender profile. Additionally, there can be fat deposits in the stomach area, along with the back and sides. People who can “pinch” more than a quarter inch of fat in the abdominal area are good candidates for a liposuction procedure of this area.

The Liposuction Procedure

Often the liposuction treatment of the flanks and hips is combined with other lipo areas to provide an overall slimmer look. The tumescent liposuction procedure to eliminate fat deposits is a minimally invasive treatment. A tumescent solution of a painkiller and ingredients that will loosen the fat is injected into the treatment area. This solution also contains an ingredient that will lessen bleeding. After the tumescent solution takes effect, the loosened fat is then gently suctioned away using tiny cannulas.

After the procedure, you will wear compression garments to help speed the recovery, as well as to ensure that the proper shape takes effect. You may experience mild side effects, such as minor pain and swelling, which is usually treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Dr. Wright and his staff at Laser Lipo and Vein Center are experienced and knowledgeable in all liposuction areas. Says Dr. Wright, “I understand how frustrating fat deposits in the hips and flanks can be. These areas usually do not respond to diet and exercise.”

He continues, “I have found that liposuction of these areas is a quick and effective way to achieve a slimmer, more contoured profile.”

If you are interested in liposuction of the flanks and hips, or any other body area, please call us today to set up a complimentary consultation. We will discuss this procedure and any others that may interest you.