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Liposuction of the Flanks

man and woman after diet and liposculptureMale Flanks and Female Flanks

Flaccid flanks trouble both men and women. Fat accumulates around the waistline, on the sides, and at the back above the hips. Based on genetics, age, metabolism, and diet, people tend to pack extra pounds in this region. The position of the flanks is different in men and women.

While female flanks are just under the bra line towards the sides and back, the male flanks are located just above the crest of the hipbone and its largest bulk lies towards the back. This region is called waist in the female body. Male flanks surgery liposuction requires more effort and time than female flanks due to dense fibrous fat present there.

When exercise and proper diet are not helping you get rid of these bulges, liposuction of the flanks can render permanent positive changes to complement body contouring. This area is mostly well defined and has good skin elasticity. Therefore, flank liposculpture often delivers the desired results. Flank liposculpture is usually combined with liposuction of the abdomen for better contouring.

Flank Liposuction Procedure

Tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia is by far the most preferred technique for flank liposuction. The local anesthesia numbs just the target region and the patient is coherent throughout the liposculpture. This consciousness of the patient is helpful in fat extraction from the back of flanks. He or she can roll over to the sides to enable liposuction fat elimination from the back.

This rolling the patient to the sides in the case of general anesthesia is risky because changing positions may displace the inserted breathing tube running through the windpipe, which may disturb the oxygen supply to the body.

Patient Eligibility for the Liposuction of Flanks

The qualification of the patient stays the same as that of any liposuction procedure. The process is not a cure for obesity and is not recommended for enormously overweight people. Flank liposuction removes only a moderate amount of fat and contours the midsection and waist area of the body. In addition, the patients should be in good health to reduce health risks and the recovery time.

Post Liposuction Recovery

In tumescent liposuction, the incisions are left open to drain the blood-tinged anesthetic fluid. This facilitates fast recovery, while also reducing bruising, swelling, and pain. It also helps reduce the use of compression garments.