It’s quite common to overindulge a bit during the holidays, which is probably why so many people make a New Year’s resolution to be healthier and lose weight. However, some individuals may notice that even with proper diet and exercise, there are certain areas that seem resistant to change. Thankfully, these stubborn pockets of fat can be eliminated with liposuction, helping to create a more defined contour. Areas such as the abdomen, flanks (muffin top), and thighs can be addressed to help reveal the results you’ve been working so hard to achieve! If you’re concerned about a double chin and/or jowls that seem resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction can be an effective treatment for this, as well.
To be considered a good candidate for liposuction, you should be in good health and close to your ideal weight. In some cases, combining liposuction with abdominoplasty or other body contouring procedures may be suggested. After the procedure, it is important to continue your healthy lifestyle habits, as future weight gain may affect your results. To find out if liposuction is the best treatment option for your concerns, I recommend scheduling a one-on-one consultation with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
— Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS