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In the San Francisco Bay Area, Liposuction remains one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. It is the most effective method of spot removing fat ever devised. Unlike weight loss, liposuction allows you to select where on your body the fat should be reduced.

Liposuction of the Thighs

Liposuction before and after pictures - Left: Before disproportionate fat pockets on the outer and inner thigh were interfering with the fit of clothing. Left: After liposuction of the thighs, clothing fits better and bulges have been replaced with smooth beautiful curves.

Areas Commonly Contoured with Liposuction

The trunk and thighs are the most common areas treated with liposuction. The lower abdomen, flanks (sides) and lower back encompass the “muffin top” and are the most common areas of disproportionate fat for both men and women. Women also frequently have disproportionate fat on the inner and outer thighs. The outer thigh region is often called the saddlebags. The posterior thigh, below the buttocks (the muffin bottom?) can also preferentially take up extra fat. This area is also called the banana roll, due to its shape. Other areas where liposuction can help are fat collections under the chin, on the upper arms and on the chest for men.

Liposuction of the Abdomen and Flanks - Male

Liposuction Before and After Pictures - Left: Before disproportionate fat of the lower abdomen & sides (flanks). Right: After liposuction of the abdomen & flanks improves appearance in and out of clothing.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is great way to remove stubborn fat, but it is not an effective method of weight loss. For liposuction to be maximally effective, you need to be close to your desired weight, and willing to maintain it. Successful liposuction is truly a partnership between you and your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. A good candidate for liposuction has collections of disproportionate fat, a stable weight and a plan to maintain that weight. This is how to protect your investment, and get maximum results from your body sculpting.

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about how liposuction can be specifically tailored to your needs, call (925) 943-6353, and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mele. Dr. Mele is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been assisting Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery patients with Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and other Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures since 1997.

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