Flanks liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes fat from the sides of the body. It covers the area below the rib cage down to the waist and hips on both sides. Downsize! Lipo Center of Houston provides high-quality flanks liposuction to Houston patients.
What Is Flanks Liposuction?
Excess fat on the sides of the abdomen is also known as “love handles.” The flanks are areas of the body that commonly store excess fat. Liposuction of the flanks is a type of liposuction that specifically targets the sides of the abdomen. It can be performed together with other liposuction procedures that involve the midsection area of the patient.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Flanks liposuction is ideal for patients who want to get rid of the excess fat at the sides of their bodies. Candidates are in good overall health with realistic goals. It is recommended for women after their pregnancy and breastfeeding stage.
Patients who could not effectively reduce the fat in their flanks through diet and exercise are excellent candidates for this procedure. Candidates must be willing to make healthy lifestyle changes for lasting results.
Before your liposuction procedure, you will have a consultation with us to discuss your goals. We will examine your flanks as part of a physical examination and evaluate your medical records. Tell us your diet and exercise routine, as well as any other efforts to reduce excess fat.
We will present a treatment plan that will help achieve your goals. We will discuss each step of the treatment plan with you. All your questions will be answered during your consultation. Instructions will be provided to prepare you for the procedure.
Flanks liposuction can be completed in 2 hours, depending on the treatment plan. It will take longer if combined with other liposuction procedures. The patient will be awake during the entire procedure, and local anesthesia will be administered for patient comfort.
A small incision will be made, and the cannula will be inserted inside the treatment area. Using a unique technique, the cannula will be gently moved back and forth to dislodge the fat cells.
The dislodged fat will be drawn out from the body using suction technology. The incision will be bandaged. A compression garment may be used to minimize swelling and maintain the new body contours.
The Recovery Process
The patient can go home right after the procedure. Liposuction of the flanks will only require 48 hours of recovery time. Recovery instructions will be provided, including the timeline for when certain physical activities can be performed. The patient may experience minor pain and swelling during recovery.
How Much Does Flanks Liposuction Cost?
The cost of flanks liposuction will depend on the treatment plan and the amount of fat removed from the body. The price of additional body-contouring procedures will be added to the total cost. We offer suitable payment options through our financing partners.