Contrary to popular belief, liposuction isn’t just for major body contouring. In fact, lipo can be used virtually anywhere on your face or body, including tinier problem spots. These three small problem areas are some of the most common reasons why many men and women choose to get liposuction.
The extra fat in the submental or double chin area can be particularly difficult to get rid of, even when you’re following a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In many cases, genetics can play a major role in the way that fatty deposits accumulate, making a double chin nearly impossible to eliminate through traditional weight loss methods alone.
If a double chin is a cosmetic concern for you, talk to an experienced plastic surgeon about the possibility of getting submental liposuction.
A poorly-defined transition area between calf and foot can lead to unsightly “cankles.” After an assessment of your needs and goals, your plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction for lower leg and ankle area if this is a concern for you.
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Liposuction can also be used in your knee and lower thigh area to address knee fat. For many of these same trouble spots, you can also discuss your nonsurgical options such as VelaShape® III with your plastic surgeon. In some cases, liposuction can be combined with other surgical procedures or nonsurgical skin tightening treatments.