Liposuction is an incredibly efficient procedure that can reduce the appearance of fat in difficult areas of the body. Often, we find that, even with diet and exercise, some stubborn fat regions just will not go away. Liposuction is one of the best solutions to removing these stubborn fat deposits and creating a new physique that suits your needs.
The chin and jaw area can be an enormously stubborn area to remove fat from, especially through diet and exercise.
How Chin Liposuction Works
Your doctor will begin your chin liposuction procedure by making small incisions inside your lip or underneath your jaw. They will use these hidden incisions to inject the tumescent solution, then insert the cannula needed for the procedure.
The Benefits of Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction is meant to get rid of stubborn “double chin” fat, and it’s often combined with neck or cheek liposuction to create a slimmer profile.
The Risks of Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction typically has minimal risks because it’s done in such a small area.
The Cost of Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction typically ends up around $3,000 for a mid-range procedure, especially if the cheek and neck areas are also addressed, but the cost can vary in either direction.
Recovering from Chin Liposuction
Since the chin is such a small operating area, recovery time is minimal. However, if your incisions were created in the mouth, you may need to adjust your diet until the wounds heal.
Liposuction of the neck can help you achieve a more youthful, graceful-looking neckline.
How Neck Liposuction Works
During the procedure, your surgeon will make tiny incisions beneath your chin or behind your ears. They will use these incisions to remove excess fat in your neck.
The Benefits of Neck Liposuction
Since it’s nigh-impossible to exercise the neck like the rest of the body, liposuction works very well for the neck and face, creating a slimmer, more youthful profile.
The Risks of Neck Liposuction
A “neck lift” procedure may also be necessary for older patients, and it is prone to the same risks as any liposuction procedure, though those risks are minimal.
The Cost of Neck Liposuction
Liposuction of the neck can cost anywhere between $1,000-$4,000, depending on the intensity of the procedure and how it is performed.
Recovering from Neck Liposuction
Recovery from liposuction of the neck is slightly more than chin liposuction, but it’s still short and relatively easy. Most patients can return to work within a week.
Females, especially, tend to get a buildup of fat and skin on their upper arms as they age. Liposuction is one method of dealing with this excess fat.
How Arm Liposuction Works
Incisions for arm liposuction are usually disguised near the armpit and work similarly to any other liposuction procedure.
The Benefits of Arm Liposuction
Since many females don’t like to exercise their arms intensely for cosmetic reasons, arm liposuction provides an excellent way to remove stubborn fat from the arms without building excessive muscle.
The Risks of Arm Liposuction
Arm liposuction carries similar risks to any other large liposuction procedure, such as:
- Excess fluid
- Complications with anesthesia
- Nerve damage
- Fat emboli
A skin tuck may also be necessary to get smooth, youthful arms in older patients.
The Cost of Arm Liposuction
The entire arm liposuction process will most likely cost between $2,000-$5,000 for a basic procedure.
Recovering from Arm Liposuction
Typically, you will want to take pain medication for recovery, especially since the arms are a high-use area of the body. Compressive cuffs are also recommended for one week after the procedure.
The thighs are prone to stubborn fat deposits, especially in women.
How Thigh Liposuction Works
Thigh liposuction is addressed slightly differently than other liposuction areas, as it can be targeted on the frontal thigh, inner thigh, outer thigh, or some combination of those.
The Benefits of Thigh Liposuction
Thigh liposuction’s main benefit is to reduce the circumference of the thighs, reducing inner thigh chafing.
The Risks of Thigh Liposuction
Since the thighs are a high-fat area, the risks for complications with thigh liposuction is higher, and the procedure also has a higher risk of irregular appearance after surgery.
The Cost of Thigh Liposuction
A typical thigh liposuction procedure starts at $2,500 and tops out around $7,000.
Recovering from Thigh Liposuction
The legs will feel sore and bruised for several days, and compression clothing must be worn for four to six weeks to keep swelling down. Painkillers will most likely be necessary for recovery from thigh liposuction.
Areas of the face like the cheeks are notoriously difficult to achieve weight loss in.
How Cheek Liposuction Works
Cheek liposuction is very quick and easy. Your doctor will make small incisions under your jaw, behind your ear, or in your mouth in order to conduct the procedure.
The Benefits of Cheek Liposuction
Cheek liposuction can help remove the fattiness of the cheeks that can come with age and weight gain, creating a slimmer, more chiseled facial profile.
The Risks of Cheek Liposuction
Fortunately, the risks that come with cheek liposuction are minimal since it’s such a small area. Very little fat needs to be removed for a cheek liposuction procedure.
The Cost of Cheek Liposuction
Cheek liposuction typically costs between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the type of liposuction used, anesthesia, and other add-on procedures, such as Botox.
Recovering from Cheek Liposuction
If your doctor places the incisions in your mouth, you may need to follow specific diet restrictions until the wounds heal significantly. You will have some slight pain after a cheek liposuction procedure, but this should be controllable with pain medicine.
Facial liposuction typically involves several fat-prone areas, including:
- The neck
- The chin
- The jowls or cheeks
- Any combination of the above
How Facial Liposuction Works
Some patients decide to operate on their entire face for their liposuction procedure. Facial liposuction often combines the cheeks, chin, and neck together, giving the face an overall younger look.
The Benefits of Facial Liposuction
Facial liposuction saves time and money, and fewer incisions need to be made. Your doctor may only need to make two incisions to access most or all of the face.
The Risks of Facial Liposuction
Facial liposuction carries the same risks as the other liposuction techniques, but these risks are minimal since so little fat is removed.
The Cost of Facial Liposuction
Most basic facial liposuction procedures fall between $2,500 and $5,000, but this can change based on the procedure type and anesthesia used.
Recovering from Facial Liposuction
You may need to wear a facial dressing for several days to aid in recovery. You may experience mild pain, but this is controllable with painkillers. Ice packs may also be beneficial.
Abdominal liposuction is one of the most common types of liposuction. While abdominal liposuction is excellent for removing stubborn rolls of belly fat, it is not intended to be a weight-loss procedure.
How Abdominal Liposuction Works
With this procedure, your surgeon will make several incisions around your stomach and hips that will be used to remove the fat.
The Benefits of Abdominal Liposuction
The result of abdominal liposuction is a flat, sculpted tummy and no more side rolls.
The Risks of Abdominal Liposuction
Abdominal liposuction shares risks with any other liposuction procedure, but it’s most similar to the thighs in that a large volume of fat may need to be removed. As such, the risk of complications is higher than other procedures.
The Cost of Abdominal Liposuction
An abdominal liposuction procedure can vary widely in cost, but most are between $2,000 and $3,500.
Recovering from Abdominal Liposuction
During recovery, numbness in the area is common, and bruising can also last for several weeks. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks, just like the other procedures.
Armpit liposuction is a booming procedure among women because it removes the “bra bulge” that is common when wearing certain clothing.
How Armpit Liposuction Works
The incisions for this procedure are small and easily concealed in the armpit, and the entire process usually happens in just an hour or two with the help of a local anesthetic.
The Benefits of Armpit Liposuction
Since armpit liposuction is a simple, small-scale procedure, it is quick and easy, and it requires minimal recovery. The end effect is a smoother area around the arms and breasts, especially when wearing sleeveless tops or bathing suits.
The Risks of Armpit Liposuction
While armpit liposuction it is prone to the same risks as any other liposuction procedure, the chances are less than those of large areas like the thighs and abdomen.
The Cost of Armpit Liposuction
Armpit liposuction usually costs around $3,500.
Recovering from Armpit Liposuction
Stressing the injury should be avoided, such as through stretching the arms or exercising them significantly, for several weeks.
Liposuction of the back is not particularly common, but it can be an effective method for removing rolls of fat along the back and sides.
How Back Liposuction Works
During back liposuction, small incisions are made in the armpits or across the back to remove fatty areas that contribute to these rolls.
The Benefits of Back Liposuction
Back liposuction lessens the appearance of “bra rolls,” resulting in a smooth, youthful-looking back.
The Risks of Back Liposuction
Back liposuction is often minimally invasive, so its risks and recovery are mild.
The Cost of Back Liposuction
Back liposuction starts at around $2,500, similarly to other liposuction treatments.
Recovering from Back Liposuction
Recovery should follow the standards set for similar treatments; patients should wear compression garments where possible, and straining the area should be avoided for several weeks.
Love handles and other hip areas are a common problem for both women and men. Liposuction of the hips is a common way to address silhouette issues and different fat rolls along the sides of the body.
How Hip Liposuction Works
Your doctor will make several small incisions along your hip area. Your doctor will then remove some fat in the hips and potentially from the tops of the buttocks.
The Benefits of Hip Liposuction
Hip liposuction results in a gentler silhouette without bulging love handles or fat rolls.
The Risks of Hip Liposuction
Hip liposuction is more prone to irregularities than other parts of the body. If symmetry on both hips is not achieved, it may be noticeable to the patient.
The Cost of Hip Liposuction
The cost of hip liposuction is about $3,500 on average.
Recovering from Hip Liposuction
Recovery for hip liposuction is the same as other large treatment areas, and the risks are also similar. Most patients will be able to resume normal activities and exercise in 2-3 weeks.
Breast liposuction is a popular and safe alternative to traditional breast reduction surgeries, although it is not as common as other procedure types. The scars from the surgery are typically hidden underneath each breast.
How Breast Liposuction Works
Breast liposuction works by removing some of the fat from the breasts, both in women and men. The incisions are usually disguised below the breasts or in the armpits.
The Benefits of Breast Liposuction
Breast liposuction is less invasive and less expensive than breast reduction surgery. However, it is not an option for all women. There is less scarring than traditional surgeries, too.
The Risks of Breast Liposuction
While breast liposuction carries the same risks as other liposuction procedures, the overall risks are less than that of traditional breast reduction surgery.
The Cost of Breast Liposuction
Breast liposuction generally costs between $2,000 and $4,000, similarly to other liposuction procedures.
Recovering from Breast Liposuction
Recovery from breast liposuction is much shorter than traditional breast reduction surgery, but about the same as other liposuction procedures.
Full-body liposuction is an excellent way to remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body after weight loss. However, it’s likely that a full-body procedure will be involved and expensive.
How Full-Body Liposuction Works
Full-body liposuction addresses several problem fat areas on one patient at the same time.
The Benefits of Full-Body Liposuction
Full-body liposuction performs some or all of the procedures mentioned in this article for an all-over slimming effect.
The Risks of Full-Body Liposuction
Full-body liposuction is the highest risk liposuction procedure, especially if a significant amount of fat is removed. This procedure will also likely need to be performed in a hospital under the effects of general anesthesia.
The Cost of Full-Body Liposuction
The cost of full-body liposuction will be near the high end of the cost spectrum. The most expensive liposuction procedures can go upwards of $10,000, especially if a hospital stay is necessary.
Recovering from Full-Body Liposuction
Full-body liposuction predictably has the longest and most difficult recovery of all the procedures.