Liposuction of sides and flanks

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Case ID: 3333

Back: liposuction of the flanks, back and sides


This 32 year old patient came to see Dr. Medalie of Cleveland Plastic Surgery at his Beachwood office. She desired abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and sides. This picture only shows the results of the liposuction. Her tummy tuck results are in the abdominoplasty section of the photo gallery. As can be seen her back, sides and flanks are noticeably thinner and smoother following the procedure. REsults are never perfect, but dramatic appearance changes can be achieved. Below is some information from the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Plastic Surgery results may vary

The liposuction procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.

First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction

Liposuction problem areas

Liposuction problem areas

Step 3 – See the results

Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. Get more information about liposuction results.

Liposuction rear and side after

Liposuction front and face after