Also known as the love handles, this is an area that is gravitationally prone where liposuction can be done as a preventative measure. The flanks or love handles are the most common problem area in men. This is a relatively straight forward area to do, as it is usually well-defined with good skin elasticity. It is a very important area to be treated preventatively as this area sits at the bottom of the back. Over time, this area can begin to bulge out over the jeans or waistband because of the weight of the back skin and muscle. This is an area where through liposuction I can create a sheet of fibrous tissue under the skin that causes tightening and pull back of the skin. This fibrous tissue keeps the area tight in the future. This procedure is important in both men and women. Male flanks are located just above the belt line on the sides and back. Liposuction can greatly improve the appearance of flanks and reduce the amount of fat that bulges over the belt. Liposuction in females addresses the flanks that are located just under the bra line on the sides and back. As with all the liposuction procedures I perform, liposuction of the flanks should be done under local anesthetic, so that the patient can roll over and allow the surgeon access to the back of the flanks. It is dangerous to roll a patient who is under general anesthesia because the movement can interfere with the placement of the breathing tube.
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