Dr. Iteld explains why Lipo isn't just for bellies

By: Dr. Lawrence Iteld


When you hear the term “liposuction,” the first image that might come to mind is someone getting rid of excess fat around their belly. Liposuction is commonly associated with abdominal fat reduction; but its benefits extend far beyond the belly. Liposuction, or “lipo,” offers a range of benefits beyond just trimming the waistline. Let’s look at some common, as well as lesser-known areas where liposuction can make a significant difference.

Banishing Stubborn Fat

No matter how disciplined your diet or how rigorous your exercise routine, some pockets of fat just won’t budge. Liposuction offers a way to contour these areas, achieving your desired shape. Beyond the abdomen, lipo is highly effective in targeting stubborn fat deposits in various areas of the body. These include: 

  • Love handles (Flanks) 
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Under the chin
  • Neck
  • Face

Enhancing Facial Features

Facial lipo is gaining popularity as a means to refine facial contours. It can help eliminate a double chin, sculpt the jawline, and even address chubby cheeks. By precisely removing excess fat, facial lipo can create a more defined and youthful appearance, enhancing the overall harmony of the face.

Improving Body Proportions

Sometimes, disproportionate fat distribution can affect body symmetry and proportions. Lipo can help address these imbalances, creating a more harmonious physique. For instance, it can reduce the size of disproportionately large thighs, reduce love handles, or eliminate back fat, helping to achieve more balanced and aesthetically pleasing contours.

Post-Weight Loss Transformation

Losing a significant amount of weight is a remarkable achievement, but it can leave behind loose, sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat. Lipo is often part of a comprehensive post-weight loss transformation, which often involves removing excess fat and refining body contours. This final step can be empowering, boosting confidence and marking the culmination of a remarkable journey towards better health and well-being.

Coupling Lipo with Fat Transfer

Liposuction and fat transfer offer safe and effective solutions for body contouring and facial rejuvenation. By removing stubborn fat deposits and enhancing natural features, these techniques can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence.

Fat transfer involves harvesting fat from one part of the body and transferring it to another to enhance volume and contour. Unlike traditional fillers, fat transfer uses your own fat cells, making it a natural and long-lasting solution for volume loss and facial rejuvenation. It offers several benefits, including natural-looking results, minimal risk of allergic reactions or rejection, and the potential for simultaneous body contouring through liposuction. However, it’s essential to note that not all transferred fat survives the transplantation process, and multiple sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.

Is Lipo Right for you?

From sculpting various body areas to enhancing facial features, lipo offers a versatile solution if you’re looking to refine your appearance and improve your quality of life. Discover if lipo is the right solution for you. Please contact our experienced patient coordinators at [email protected]  to schedule a confidential consultation, call 312.757.4505 , or use our contact form .

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