Can Liposuction Relieve Me of My Flank Fat?

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The flanks (the areas along your sides, from your rib cage to your hips) are notorious for holding on to stubborn fat. Even with a healthy diet and dedicated exercise regimen, it can be virtually impossible to trim down the flanks, leaving many men and women frustrated, discouraged, and often unable to wear their preferred styles of clothing. If you have exhausted all of your efforts to lose flank fat without success, it may be time to consider your options for in-office fat reduction. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, experienced physician Dr. Gerry Sotomayor performs advanced liposuction and VASERlipo® to help men and women in the Peachtree Corners and Atlanta, GA areas finally reduce stubborn flank fat and get the slimmer, smoother figure they desire. Ready to learn more about why liposuction for the flanks may be the body contouring solution you’ve been searching for? Let’s go!

Why can’t I get rid of my back fat?

Fat on the upper or lower back and around the sides, or flanks, is often resistant to diet and exercise. This may be due to age, genetics, hormone changes, and other factors. When traditional methods fail to get rid of flank fat and back rolls, liposuction may be an appropriate option to consider.

How does liposuction work on the flanks?

Liposuction can be used to remove resistant fat cells virtually anywhere on the body, with the flanks being a common treatment site. Dr. Sotomayor performs minimally invasive liposuction on the flanks, which does not require general anesthesia, meaning patients can enjoy a quicker procedure and a faster recovery. Once the patient is made comfortable with local anesthesia and IV sedation, Dr. Sotomayor will create a small incision in the flank area. A thin, handheld cannula – similar to a wand – is inserted beneath the skin and used to dislodge the fat cells. If indicated, a VASERlipo approach may be used, which involves the administration of ultrasonic energy to break up the fat cells prior to removal. The fat is then suctioned out through the cannula. At the conclusion of the case, the incisions are closed with sutures, and the patient may be placed in compression garments to decrease swelling and encourage smooth, proper healing.

Is flank liposuction permanent?

Lipo on the flanks can produce long-lasting results as the targeted fat cells are removed from the body during the procedure. However, the cosmetic outcome of liposuction can change over time due to certain factors, with the most notable being weight gain. With some fat cells remaining in the flanks, gaining weight after liposuction can cause those fat cells to become enlarged. Weight gain after liposuction can also generate new fat cells. To maintain your lipo results for as long as possible, use these helpful tips:

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not gain weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Defer liposuction until you are done having children

With a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight, patients can enjoy the results of flank liposuction for many years or even decades.

Get the snatched waist you’ve always wanted with liposuction in the Peachtree Corners and Atlanta, GA areas

Is stubborn flank fat the last thing standing between you and the hourglass figure you’ve been dreaming of? If so, you may be a candidate for liposuction. To learn more about your options for getting rid of flank fat, call Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta – conveniently located in Norcross, GA – to schedule your private consultation for liposuction with Dr. Gerry Sotomayor today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.