What Body Areas can be Treated with Liposuction?

Liposuction is a versatile plastic surgery procedure. It can be adapted to many different areas of your body to remove deposits of fat.

Every person has unique cosmetic goals, and experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña can tell you whether liposuction or another form of plastic surgery is suitable for treating the area of your body you want to change.

Liposuction Treatment Areas

Liposuction can be used to treat relatively small, delicate areas of excess fat, as well as larger areas. At our practice, the most common body areas treated with liposuction are:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Male breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Neck

In a typical case, Dr. Peña does not use liposuction to remove facial fat. There is an increased risk for irregular results when liposuction is used on the face, so it most often is not the best treatment for excess facial fat, although it is sometimes effective for fat removal along the jaws.

Find out if Liposuction is Right for You

If you are unhappy with an isolated pocket of fat anywhere on your body, you should consult Dr. Peña to find out if liposuction can remove the fat. The only way to know for sure whether the body area can be treated with liposuction is to discuss your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Peña.

Liposuction is suited to removing deposits of fat in a diverse range of body areas. If you are instead unhappy with hanging skin and excess fat that protrudes from the abdominal area, then a different plastic surgery procedure may be more effective, such as a tummy tuck or body lift.

Liposuction is effective when the skin in the body area is elastic and does not sag. Elastic skin is more likely to conform to the area where fat has been removed, while sagging skin may not conform to your body contours. Other plastic surgery procedures target droopy skin specifically.

If you live in or around Bonita Springs and want to learn more about plastic surgery for excess fat, please contact ManuelPeña, M.D., to schedule a consultation.