Year after year, liposuction remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed around the country, usually on people who want to remove pockets of excess fat from areas around their midsections and thighs. I also use liposuction at my Baltimore-area practice in other spots where patients have a hard time eliminating fat with diet and exercise. However, many people don’t realize that liposuction can be an extremely effective treatment in some uncommon areas, including the:
- Chin and neck
- Upper arms and armpits
- Calves and ankles
- Overly large male breasts
These areas of the body aren’t always receptive to a healthy lifestyle, and localized fat deposits can be sources of embarrassment and discomfort. Though body parts such as the abdomen and thighs still dominate the liposuction procedures performed in the U.S., smaller liposuction treatments can put the finishing touches on a patient’s physique, eliminating trouble spots that might have bothered him or her for years.
Chin liposuction, for example, is a popular, though minor, choice. Even people who are at healthy weights are often concerned about a double chin or a profile that causes them to avoid photographs. This brief procedure, which can be performed on its own or in conjunction with another procedure, such as a facelift, can make a remarkable difference in the way a patient perceives him or herself.