Though people typically tend to think of liposuction as a procedure for fatty abdomens or thighs, liposuction can be used to treat just about any area of the body that is struggling with extra fatty deposits to help rid the patient of stubborn, unsightly extra fat that seems determined to stay put. Both male and female patients can benefit from liposuction treatments though there are areas of the body that each gender will tend to ask for more than the other. Women in particular have been taking advantage of liposuction of the bra line where bulges of back fat disturb an otherwise smooth, streamlined shape. Unfortunately these fat deposits don’t respond to back exercises and though much can be done to reshape the body through proper diet and exercise, these mid-back spots can be particularly stubborn and hard to target. Of course it’s not just women who struggle with mid-back fat deposits and anyone who is looking to create a more uniform contour of their sides is encouraged to see how liposuction is able to provide significant improvement in the lines of their body.
Liposuction of the back is generally performed in a very comfortable, soothing spa-like setting with the patient remaining awake and alert throughout the procedure through the help of a local anesthesia. Applied only to the treated areas, the patient can relax while the surgeon carefully numbs the skin and makes tiny incisions along the sides of the mid-back where the liposuction will soon take place. The excess fat is then gently removed through a very small tube called a cannula through the small incisions until each trouble area of the back has been properly treated. Generally this process lasts little more than one to two hours and once completed, patients are able to walk out of the office on their own.
A typical candidate for liposuction of the mid-back/bra line area is someone struggling with the accumulation of excess fatty tissue on the sides of their upper to mid-back with the ability to pinch an extra ¼ an inch or more from this area of their back. Some patients may decide to combine their bra line liposuction procedure with another procedure to save time and this can usually be done without problem though a consultation with the surgeon will need to take place beforehand to determine individual needs and circumstances.
Some patients may experience some mild bruising and slight discomfort for a couple days following the procedure though these will fade quickly and patients are typically able to return to work in a couple of days at most. Within three to four weeks patients can enjoy their final results.
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