6 Areas Liposuction Can Be Used on the Body

Every day, hundreds of men and women undergo a fat reduction surgery to lose excess weight, especially for medical reasons. Today, liposuction is a much easier intervention as it used to be thanks to the many advances in medical technology.

This “minimally invasive” procedure can be performed in many different areas of the body. However, there are some differences in the procedure based on your gender.  As an example, women usually chose different areas than men. Men often want their fat removed from the chest, abdomen and just above the hips. Women routinely choose their thighs, their hips and their waists. Jowls and chin are common in both males and females.

Some areas are also more complicated to treat and the prices may vary accordingly. Let’s have a closer look.


The most common area for fat reduction surgery is, hands down, the abdomen. Both men and women find it very difficult to lose fat in these areas. The abdomen is a relatively easy area to treat, especially since the procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia rather than general.

The result is a toned abdomen within a relatively short recovery time. Pregnant women may have lost some shape in their abdominal muscles because gestation stretches them. A liposuction is often used instead of a full abdominoplasty to restore the flatness and curvature of the abdominal wall.

Chin and Neck

Many people (especially men) think that a double chin is an extremely unaesthetic feature. Liposuction of the chin is a simple and quick operation which is performed under a local anesthetic. It helps you look younger and slimmer by giving more definition to the chin.

Liposuction is usually preferred to full facelift because it leaves fewer scars and has significantly reduced complications. Also, women with an excessively wrinkled skin cam see better results by combining it with a chemical peel or a laser resurfacing.

However, those who have little fat and instead have large folds of skin on the neck should opt for a face lift procedure to achieve better results in the long term.


Removing the fat at the top of the arms can be a complicated procedure requiring much precision. Only look for a very expert cosmetic surgeon if you want to undergo arms liposuction.

The operation is performed using micro cannulas, and may leave several small scars which often require several months before full recovery is achieved.

Thighs and Legs

Fat deposition on a woman’s body largely depends on genetic factors. Lack of visible improvement in the size or shape of their legs despite vigorous physical activity and restrictive diets is a terrible burden for many women.

Fat thighs convey a misleading image of an aging and inactive person, causing serious psychological issues. Liposuction can help many women look and feel better about themselves instead of constantly worrying about trivial appearance issues.

Fat reduction of the thighs is quite complicated, however, and may require several treatments before the desired results are achieved. Often, other forms of surgery are required to remove all the fat from the legs fully.

Also, since a circumferential liposuction accomplished in just a single surgical procedure, it might cause complications such as a prolonged discomfort. Thus, it’s usually recommended to perform this operation over the course of several days to ensure higher quality results.

Hips and Waist

Removing excess fat from the hips is a common procedure since many men and women tend to accumulate it here. The area just above the crest of the hip bone is called the “waist.” The procedure is usually simple, but depending on the severity of the treatment, it may require general anesthesia.


Liposuction of the back removes fat from or more areas at once. The fat can be removed from below the shoulder blades, above the hips, near the armpits, in the midline of the lower back or on the upper back (the buffalo hump).

This fat reduction surgery is mostly scalable, and can be performed both under a local anesthetic or under a general one, depending on the size of the area and the amount of fat removed.

Recovery from Liposuction

Depending on how complicated the operation was, you may require 4-7 days up to 2-3 weeks of recovery before going back to work. Even if it is very safe and forgiving, liposuction still is a surgical operation. Always ask for a full consultation with your cosmetic surgeon and the nurses to ensure you are physically fit before having this procedure.

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