The main areas that are candidates for body liposuction are areas that typically easily form pockets of fat in some people. In men, this can mean the waist area, the buttocks, and in some cases the breasts, where sometimes there is abnormal growth of tissue. For women, it is often performed in the breasts, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Although these are the common areas for Body liposuction, other areas such as the flank and the arms can also be candidates for body lipo. Facial liposuction is a slightly more delicate procedure than body liposuction, which requires more specialized procedures.
Liposuction is usually done by a cosmetic surgeon. It is an out-patient procedure, meaning the patient can leave the surgical area or hospital the same day. In most cases, body liposuction will not be covered by insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. The Body liposuction procedure is not for everyone. Ideally, it should be done on someone who is in good health, has elastic and healthy skin, and who is not excessively overweight. It is considered primarily as a last resort in a weight loss program to remove fat deposits that linger. Like any surgery it has risks, and a thorough evaluation will be done to determine eligibility.
Liposuction can be very useful when performed on localized areas of the body such as abdomen, flanks, hips, thigh area, buttocks, arms, and breasts. Liposuction is very effective for shaping the abdominal area in men and women. The lower abdomen in particular tends to be resistant to diet and exercise, making even the most fit and active individuals insecure about their appearance. Pregnancy and cesarean births can have a disfiguring effect on the lower abdomen, which diet and exercise cannot correct. Most abdominal fat is located directly beneath the skin and can easily be removed through liposuction procedures. However, fat that is located deep in the abdomen cannot be removed with liposuction because of the increased risk of severe complications.
Male flanks are located just above the belt line on the sides and back. Body liposuction can greatly improve the appearance of flanks and reduce the amount of fat that bulges over the belt. Liposuction in female addresses the flanks that are located just under the bra line on the sides and back. Liposuction of the flanks should be done under local anesthetic, so that the patient can roll over and allow the surgeon access to the back of the flanks. It is dangerous to roll a patient who is under general anesthesia because the movement can interfere with the placement of the breathing tube.