Liposuction is most often employed to sculpt the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. But what many people don’t realize is that it can also be used to transform a number of other areas. Here, San Diego plastic surgeon Abhay Gupta reveals five of them.
1. Male Chest
Liposuction can be used to eliminate unwanted fat that is contributing to “man boobs” and restore a more classically masculine contour to the chest. Depending on the case and type of tissue contributing to large breasts, liposuction may be combined with surgical excision techniques to give the chest a firm and flat appearance.
Bothered by extra fat nestled underneath your chin and along the jawline? Liposuction can be used to eliminate a double chin, sculpt the jawline and remove neck fat. The result is a slimmer and more defined facial profile.
Many women have excess fat around the ankles, which gives the ankles a thick appearance that some refer to as “cankles.” Liposuction can slim the ankles and create more definition between the ankles and calves.
4. Bra Strap Area
Stubborn fat on the upper back can bulge around the bra strap or bathing suit edges. Liposuction treats this trouble spot for a smoother contour.
Bulges of fat around the knees may make it challenging to wear shorts, skirts or dresses with confidence. Liposuction removes this fat to give the legs a slimmer and more youthful look.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?
Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals that are:
- in good physical shape and exercise regularly
- have targeted areas of unwanted fat
- do not smoke
- have good skin elasticity
- understand the possible risks of surgery
- have reasonable expectations of surgery
To learn more about liposuction and how it can help you achieve your ideal physique, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta at his San Diego plastic surgery practice. Call (858) 621-6000 or email us today to make an appointment.
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