A liposuction procedure is not a weight loss tool, but it is an excellent solution to achieve a more sculpted and slimmer body. Stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise are no match for this surgical procedure that is capable of suctioning fat nearly anywhere on the body. This widely popular body contouring procedure is highly customizable to help address the different aesthetic needs and concerns of men and women who are at their ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that they can’t seem to get rid of.
New Orleans-based board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jules Walters at Walters Plastic Surgery offers advanced methods of liposuction to address and eliminate fat in areas of concern for men and women. Through close attention to detail and artistic skill, he prides himself on delivering high-quality aesthetic results for his patients. Dr. Walters intently listens to his patient's concerns and guides them to the best solution possible. Read below for an in-depth look at the most commonly complained about areas of the body where those stubborn pockets of fat like to hang out and how liposuction can help.
1. Face and neck
Age and weight gain are common culprits for the dreaded double chin. Liposuction is an effective way to treat this target area, improving the angle of the neck and resulting in a dramatically slimmer looking face. The face and neck are very delicate areas for liposuction, so a gentler method is often used depending on what area is being addressed.
2. Buffalo hump
Similar in appearance to a protruding hump on the upper back of a buffalo, this area refers to the fat layer along the upper back and neck. This fatty area can be caused by weight gain and sometimes the effects of certain medicines. Liposuction can be used to address the area, smoothing out the protruding hump in the posterior neck, resulting in a slimmer upper back and neckline.
3. Upper arms
Extra fatty tissue on and under your upper arms is referred to as “bat wings”. Liposuction is a fantastic tool to create a slimmer appearance to this troublesome area by removing just a little of the isolated fat. The result is a leaner appearance to the arms that will look great when wearing sleeveless shirts and tanks. After the procedure, Dr. Walters will evaluate any excess loose skin which could require an arm lift to rejuvenate the arms fully.
For some men in New Orleans with an enlarged chest, it may appear as if they have larger breasts. Liposuction can help to contour this area by reducing excessive fat in the chest area to create a more masculine look. Women who are suffering from fatty, yet still perky breasts can also benefit from liposuction in this area. Excess breast tissue can be reduced without having to undergo breast reduction surgery. Patients with limited sagging who do not have dense breasts are excellent liposuction candidates.
Fat can collect around the knees and can be difficult to get rid of without a little extra help. Liposuction can eliminate the pockets of fat that accumulate here so you can look and feel great in your shorts. Men and women who live in New Orleans, LA will enjoy showing off their legs and feel more confident when out on the town.
Liposuction is commonly performed in this area and works well to treat localized belly fat in the abdomen. Typically, resistant to diet and exercise, patients understand how liposuction in the abdomen is often the final step to a slimmer, more contoured look. Many times, liposuction of the abdomen helps patients reach their aesthetic goals by helping to eliminate those last few extra stubborn inches that diet and exercise are not able to fix.
7. Inner and outer thighs
Stubborn fat located on the thighs can make the legs look larger regardless of how much you exercise. Sometimes, this can be caused by heredity. Liposuction can help reshape the inner thighs or slim down the appearance of the outer thighs. Also, while liposuction cannot treat cellulite, it can help smooth out the skin making the leg appear less dimply. The thighs respond well to liposuction, and the results provide women and men in New Orleans with a toned, more proportionate look.
8. Waist, hips, and flanks
If you are battling “love handles” and dream of attaining a more hourglass shape or a more defined size, liposuction can help this area dramatically. For both men and women in New Orleans, this is an area that is commonly treated with liposuction. The treatment can make the waist look slimmer, love handles created by fat pockets within the flanks can be significantly reduced, and an overall better body contour can be achieved.
How can liposuction help you?
Liposuction is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery that can produce fantastic contouring results on an array of different areas, tackling the most stubborn fat. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, we invite you to contact Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters.