It is a fact that sometimes diet and exercise just can’t eliminate or reduce unwanted fat that has become a frustrating fixture in certain places on the body. Patients often feel frustrated with trying to slim down or tone up specific areas, which is why many turn to the cosmetic help of liposuction. One of the top cosmetic procedures done in the United States, liposuction targets and eliminates fatty deposits in certain areas in order to create a more appealing silhouette. Turning to the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ has given countless women and men in the greater New Jersey area amazing results revitalizing their physique with liposuction.

The Liposuction breakdown

Liposuction is trending to be the go-to option for patients seeking cosmetic help for slimming and reshaping their figure. There is no denying this fact when it is the 2nd most popular cosmetic surgery performed right behind breast augmentation. Liposuction, also termed Lipo, is a body contouring cosmetic procedure aimed at slimming down or contouring areas of the body by removing excess fat. A skilled, qualified plastic surgeon will use a cannula instrument to carefully extract the excess fatty tissue while gently contouring or reshaping an area. Let’s take a look at the top 5 areas that liposuction can reshape and what it could possibly do for you!

The top 5 body parts addressed with Lipo

There are a number of areas that can be transformed with liposuction. It also varies by women and men. Each gender has varying aesthetic goals and liposuction is a treatment that can be adjusted for both parties. Men typically look to liposuction to help with their “gut” or unwanted “love handles”. They also commonly use liposuction for the chest and back area. Women generally choose the abdomen, thighs, hips, and knees. However, one size does not fit all and liposuction can be used in a variety of ways for both men and women. Let’s take a look at the most common body parts our greater New Jersey office treats with liposuction and how it can impact your figure.

The Abdomen

The most popular area for liposuction with men and women is the abdominal area. Liposuction on the lower, upper or entire stomach area can create a slimmer, more contoured figure. Even patients who are normal to slim may struggle with a “pooch” or layer of fat that just won’t go away. Liposuction can remove that excess fat and smooth out the stomach area in order to create a more toned-looking, sculpted appearance for both men and women.

The Thighs

Liposuction can treat the outer, inner or both sides of the thigh area. Depending on a patient’s body type, some need help with the outer portion or “saddlebag” area while others want to achieve that inner thigh gap where their thighs don’t touch! Complete thigh liposuction, if needed, can be done in order to help a patient’s overall thigh definition.

The Buttocks

Liposuction is very popular, especially for women, to be done on the butt area. Most women turning to liposuction are wanting to reduce the size of their but by removing excess fat. Liposuction of the butt can create a slimmer profile and in some cases reduce the appearance of cellulite.

The Arms

Another area of concern, especially for women, is to treat unsightly excess fat in the arms. Typically a sign of aging, with changes in hormones and muscle laxity, women begin to see changes in their upper arms or around their armpit area. Also, women having an arm lift procedure to remove loose skin and signs of “bat wings”, typically have liposuction done prior in order to remove excess fat leaving a more shapely or toned upper arm.

The Back

Common for both men and women, the back can be a difficult area to get rid of stubborn fat. For men, it is typically the “love handles” or lower back area and for women, it is the “bra fat” on the upper back. Either area is unflattering for both men and women. When diet or exercise has been exhausted then patients can turn to liposuction to smooth out those areas and help contour their backside.

Don’t forget about the face!

While the body tends to be the most talked about in terms of liposuction treatments, men and women throughout the greater New Jersey area visit our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery center for facial contouring as well. Facial procedures with liposuction can also be very transforming for men and women. Neck liposuction, in particular, can literally reshape your neck and create a stunning profile. It is rapidly becoming one of the most popular treatments along with Kybella, an injection that helps melt fat away under the chin or CoolSculpting, a popular treatment that freezes unwanted fat.

Types of Liposuction techniques

With advancements in technology, there are different types of liposuction utilized today to give patients an easier recovery with less bleeding or bruising. The most common, and the one typically performed by the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group, is tumescent liposuction. It is a suction-assisted type of lipo that injects agents to numb and control the target area first before the fatty deposits are extracted. By controlling the amount of suction, the surgeon can control the scope and amount of fatty tissue extracted which is key. There are even non-invasive forms of liposuction available with laser-assisted and ultrasound-assisted variations. Choosing which type of liposuction will be determined at your consultation and depends on your goals, how much fat you want to be removed, and how many areas you want to target, as well as your overall budget.

Liposuction when performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon can have excellent end results. Many patients often say “why did I wait so long”! The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can offer a surgical consult and help you decide your best options for your liposuction procedure by making you feel great again! If you are interested in a liposuction procedure call or schedule your consultation with The Peer Group in the greater New Jersey area today!