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9 Most Popular Parts of the Body to Get Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the greatest developments to happen in the world of cosmetic surgery. The method is one of the safest and best ways to remove body fat and help patients look their absolute best. Here are the most common areas you can get liposuction.

The impact that liposuction can have on your life is incredible. If stubborn fat or loose skin is a problem, liposuction can be used to remove it for nearly any part of your body. While this opportunity does seem exciting, some criteria must be met. You might be a good candidate for liposuction if you: 

  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have specific goals in mind
  • Are within 30% of your desired weight
  • Do not have any bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Are bothered by fat that is difficult to get rid of despite following a healthy diet and regular exercise 

Now that we have decided that liposuction is an option for you, let’s take a look at where you can get your body toned.

Get Your Tailored Liposuction Treatment At Our Edmonton Plastic Surgery Clinic

If you are thinking about liposuction as an effective method to get your desired body shape, our team at Alberta Plastic Surgery can help make those dreams a reality. Our expert, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Adil Ladak, can work with you to understand your goals, provide recommendations, and execute a variety of cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction, breast surgery, and body contouring.

Ready to get started? Book your consultation by calling 780-407-6691.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction has become such a phenomenon worldwide that it’s likely you already know what it is. However, for those readers who don’t, the procedure is one of the best ways to remove excess skin and fatty deposits from the body's troublesome areas. It can be done for both cosmetic and medical reasons and may be combined with other cosmetic treatments to help our clients get the best possible results. The procedure is incredibly malleable and can be used on many various body parts.

9 Most Common Areas of the Body For Liposuction

1. Abdomen

Typically, plastic surgeons will segment the abdomen between the upper and lower abdomen, as they tend to be treated separately. The upper region focuses on the area above your belly button but below the ribcage. The lower portion is what many patients get liposuction on when they want to remove their “Muffin Top”. Both areas of the abdomen are often treated together to provide a slender midriff.

2. Thighs

Similarly to the abdomen, thigh liposuction can be further divided into inner and outer portions. While each can be administered individually, it is more common for the two to be treated together.

The outer thigh portion is a common problem area for many women. The problem that women look to fix on the outer thigh is commonly referred to as “Saddlebags”. Additionally, outer-thigh contouring can promote the patient's desired buttock shape. Comparatively, liposuction of the inner thigh can help create the all elusive “thigh-gap” that many women covet.

3. Waist & Hips

Liposuction of the waist and hips area has many profound effects. The number one goal of liposuction in these areas is to remove stubborn love handles. Additionally, liposuctioning the hips is an excellent way for women to achieve a curvy, hourglass figure.

4. Upper Arms

As we age, fatty deposits can accumulate in the upper arm regions, particularly in women. This excess skin and fat can cause many to feel self-conscious about their flabby arms. Liposuction of the upper arm is one of the most common areas of application and can make your arms appear toned and tighter as you continue to age.

5. Buttocks

While the buttocks can be liposuctioned, it should be done so with care and diligence. If not administered properly, the procedure can result in a flabby, unsatisfying appearance. However, if you are uncomfortable with the size of your butt, liposuction can be excellent at helping bring it into proportion with the rest of your figure.

To make the buttocks' appearance more full and shapely, liposuction around the buttocks in the thighs, hips, and waist can be useful.

6. Lower Legs & Calves

Liposuction in the lower legs is not as common as the other procedures on this list but is still an effective option of making your silhouette more proportionate. This procedure needs to be completed with diligence to avoid irregularities in shape along and between each leg.

7. Face & Neck

While not the primary procedure for contouring your face, liposuction can remove unpleasant excess skin and fat throughout the cheeks and neck area. To achieve peak results, liposuction of the neck and facial regions are completed in combination with other cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift, neck lift, or tissue fillers.

8. Back

The back is not usually thought of as an area of the body for liposuction, likely because we rarely ever get to look at it. However, if you are dealing with back rolls, or tight bra straps resulting in painful red marks, liposuction is an option. The tissue on the back is very thick, making it an accessible area for cosmetic surgeons to perform liposuction on.

9. Chest

Chest liposuction is popular amongst male patients. This is because, as men age and begin to lose some muscle mass, chest skin becomes looser and more flabby. While it won’t restore muscle mass, liposuction will remove the unnecessary skin and make your chest appear more youthful.

While much less effective than a breast reduction procedure, breast liposuction can sometimes be used to remove breast tissue without any scarring.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Mommy Makeover

Contact Us Today For Your Customized Liposuction Treatment

At Alberta Plastic Surgery, we will work with you to understand your needs, create a treatment plan, and perform liposuction at our Edmonton Clinic. If you have any questions or concerns, our team has the decades of experience needed to help you understand everything you need to know about liposuction. To book your initial consultation and get started on your cosmetic journey, contact us by calling 780-407-6691 or fill in our contact form below!



How painful is liposuction?

When undergoing a liposuction treatment, you will be placed under a general anesthetic so you feel no pain during the operation. However, most patients tend to feel some discomfort and soreness for the following couple of days, which can easily be mitigated by both prescription and over-the-counter pain medication.

How much weight do you lose with liposuction?

The precise amount will depend on your exact procedure. Most patients tend to lose between 2-10 pounds (~1-5 Kg) of fat during liposuction. However, some patients can lose upwards of 30 pounds (~14 Kg) of fat after their procedure if combined with proper diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

How long do liposuction results last?

Your results will last as long as you are able to make them last. While yes, your skin tends to become looser with age, you are able to delay this and keep the fat from reaccumulating by living a healthy lifestyle and taking good care of your body.

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