4 Trouble Spots You Didn’t Know Liposuction Could Help With

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4 Trouble Spots You Didn’t Know Liposuction Could Help With


Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States due to its ability to eliminate unwanted fat and help reshape the body. Most individuals associate this body contouring procedure with troublesome areas such as the waist, often referred to as the muffin top, or outer thighs, commonly known as saddlebags, however, liposuction can be used to treat a variety of problem areas such as the back and upper torso, breasts, jaw, and ‘cankles’. As such, it is an extremely effective and versatile treatment option for many men and women.

Back And Upper Torso

Many individuals, particularly women, are troubled by the appearance of fat in the back and upper torso. For women, this stubborn fat can create bulges above and below the bra line. Luckily, liposuction can be used to remove upper body fat, which is often difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. This procedure is frequently combined with liposuction in the lower back and waist in order to achieve a slimmer waist.


Although breast reduction surgery is required to achieve drastic results, liposuction can be used to subtly reduce breast size. In some cases, this procedure also brings about a slight breast lift as the reduced weight of the breast results in its elevation. Patients who choose to undergo breast liposuction should not expect their breasts to be reshaped by this procedure, as their breast’s shape will be maintained when reducing its size.

Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?

If a part of your body insists on retaining its fat no matter how much weight you lose overall, you could benefit from liposuction.

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While most people think of liposuction as a body procedure, it can also be used to reduce unwanted fat on the face. Individuals who are troubled by excess fat under the chin, commonly referred to as a ‘double chin,’ may be excellent candidates for this procedure. Exercise is ineffective in reducing jaw line fat, which can be particularly frustrating for people who have worked hard to lose weight elsewhere. In addition, over time, as a result of aging, the skin between the neck and jaw often begins to droop, regardless of one’s weight. Using a small cannula, liposuction can be performed under the chin, significantly reducing this stubborn fat.


The term ‘cankles’ refers to the area where the calves and ankles meet. Unfortunately, people who are prone to stubborn fat in the legs and ankles may find that there is no clear distinction between their calves and ankles. In many cases, this hereditary fat cannot be removed through regular diet and exercise. For individuals who hope to achieve a taper between their calves and ankles, leg liposuction may be a suitable solution as it removes fat cells, re-sculpting the area in order to provide the desired definition and eliminate the unwanted ‘cankle’ look.

While diet and exercise are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, in some cases, they may not be effective in eliminating unwanted fat from problem areas of the face or body. To learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Gartner, a double board-certified New York plastic surgeon.

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