Where Does Liposuction Do The Most Good?

Cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, are gaining ground in popularity and efficiency. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates that in 2016 alone, more than 400 thousand liposuction procedures were performed in the United States.

Most people think of the liposuction procedure as mainly for the removing of fatty substances from around the abdomen, or perhaps the thighs or hips. But liposuction performed by board certified plastic surgeons can do much more than that, for many different parts of the body. Here are some of the lesser publicized body areas where liposuction has been a huge success.

The neck

Excess fat can accumulate around the neck area and round the chin very easily. And these deposits are extremely hard to remove by just dieting and exercise. Really, what chin exercises are there? Besides, most fatty necks and jowls are the result of a loss of the body’s collagen, and not just additional fatty tissue deposit. Luckily, liposuction has been proven to help slim down the chin and the neck in a very painless manner.

The armpits

That unsightly bulge that occurs when your arms are akimbo is caused by excess fatty tissues. And once again, there really are not proven exercises or diet plans that will eliminate that unwelcome bulge. Many supermodels, like Chrissy Teigen, have confessed to the frustration of developing these kinds of armpit bulges despite taking good care of herself. She is one of many who has opted for liposuction treatment to get rid of those bulges once and for all.

The actual underarm

The flab that hangs down from your underarms is the source of many a standup comedian joke, but to those who have it and are embarrassed by it, it’s no laughing matter. This is not a blemish that will disappear with a strenuous workout or stringent diet. It’s a matter of age and the gradual loosening of underarm musculature. It happens to just about everyone after the age of forty. It is completely treatable by liposuction, and can be done on an outpatient basis.

The breasts

It’s not always necessary to get breast reduction surgery, which can be very invasive, painful, and puts the patient at risk of major subsidiary infections. Depending on the amount of mammary tissue desired to be removed, and the cellular fat content of the breasts themselves, liposuction can offer a much less expensive and invasive alternative to reduce oversized breasts. Modern liposuction can take out as much as fifty percent of the cellular fat tissue from each breast — that means a reduction in cup size by up to three. Another name for breast liposuction is scar-free breast reduction. That because this easy procedure does not leave any unsightly scars behind. The cannula that is inserted to perform the procedure merely parts the epidermis, and does not actually cut into it like a scalpel. When it is removed there is no sign of its entry. Breast liposuction works best on women who have a superabundance of fatty tissue on their breast, and a lesser amount of musculature.