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Can Liposuction Get Rid of Back Rolls?

Edmonton Body Contouring
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  • November 02, 2016

Back liposuction is a body contouring procedure intended to correct back rolls, bulges around your bra and any other fatty lumps or deposits in the back.

As a result of this plastic surgery, patients experience a better fit to their clothes, tighter skin and an overall slimmer, more attractive physique.

With certain genes, patients may develop localized areas of fat that were, in younger years, firm and taut. When this occurs, it is difficult to fully eliminate the excess skin through diet and exercise and many plastic surgeons recommend back liposuction to achieve a slimmer, fitter contour.

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What is Back Liposuction?

Back liposuction is a body contouring surgery that removes extra fat from the lower back, love handles and/or the ‘muffin top’ area to create a more toned and concave lower back shape.

Plastic surgeons often recommend this procedure for one or more back fat areas including:

Infra-scapular fat (flanks)

This is the back fat located near the sides of the middle of the back, below the shoulder blades and underneath the bra strap.

Posterior axillary fat

Back fat located on the sides of the upper back, below the shoulder and near the armpit

Posterior waist fat (love handles)

Back fat above and behind the hip bones

Lumbo-sacral fat pad

Back fat in the middle of the lower back, above the tailbone

Buffalo hump

Back fat located on the mid-upper back, beneath the neck

How does this Back Body Contouring Procedure Work?

When carried out by a board-certified plastic surgeon, back liposuction is a low-risk and effective procedure not prone to any major side effects or complications.

As with traditional liposuction, your plastic surgeon will perform this body contouring procedure using thin steel tube called a cannula.

This device is gently inserted into the fat layer of the back and moved slowly back and forth to break up the fat cells, which are then sucked through the tube and out of the body. This results in a significant reduction in fat volume as well as a tighter, smoother contour.

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Am I a Candidate For Back Liposuction?

This body contouring procedure offers a safe and effective way to tone the waistline, enhance curves or simply slenderize the shape of your lower back. It can be incorporated into a mommy makeover or enhance the broadness of the back for male patients.

In general, a good candidate for back liposuction are those who:

  • Are in good health
  • Have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery
  • Are genetically predisposed for fat accumulation

However, only a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in back liposuction surgery can accurately determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for this body contouring procedure.

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Risks & Benefits of Back Liposuction

While this body contouring procedure is minimally invasive and safe, it is imperative to fully understand all the risks and benefits associated with back liposuction before deciding whether or not the procedure is right for you.

Benefits Risks
Minimally invasive & low risk Patients may experience some bruising and swelling.
Can be easily incorporated into a mommy makeover (includes: breast augmentation and liposuction) to enhance those areas most impacted by pregnancy. Dimpling of skin or other contour irregularities
Can be done in combination with other body contouring procedures to achieve a well-balanced, streamlined silhouette. As with all plastic surgeries, back liposuction carries risks such as infection, bleeding or anesthesia complications.
Long-lasting, natural results Scarring


During your pre-surgical consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss in detail all the risks and benefits associated with this body contouring procedure to ensure that you make a fully-informed and comfortable decision regarding your treatment.


Learn More

To learn more about the costs and benefits of the back liposuction procedure, contact Dr. Ladak today at (780) 407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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