If you’re considering your options with liposuction, it can be easy to think that there’s a “right” area to opt for treatment. Although everybody stores fat differently and thus can benefit from customized treatment, there are some popular treatment areas that have produced tried and true results when it comes to liposuction. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine the right treatment for you, but in the meantime, here’s what to know about some of the best treatment areas for liposuction and which one might be right for you.

Areas with Fat Pockets

Fat can be carried differently in different areas of the body. In some areas, fat can be less concentrated and instead be spread throughout the underlying muscles and tissues. On the other hand, some areas can tend to collect fat in higher volumes, creating larger “pockets” that we tend to be more familiar with. These might include:

  • Stomach
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Muffin top

These areas tend to have pinchable fat and are good candidates for liposuction if you’re looking for overall improvement in your figure and silhouette.

Areas with High Visibility

If you’re self-conscious about certain areas of your body, it’s likely that it’s visible from day to day or impacts the way your clothes look. Areas that are seen often can be good candidates for liposuction, especially when treatment can boost your confidence in both swimwear and everyday clothing. Consider whether you would feel more confident when your favorite jeans lay flatter on your stomach or your favorite tank tops don’t draw attention to upper arm fat. If you feel that liposuction is worth the investment, then consider how it could positively impact your confidence.

Areas That Don’t Respond to Diet and Exercise

Even with the most devoted fitness regimen, it can be extremely difficult to lose fat in some areas – simply due to genetics. These areas can be ideal for liposuction since they often take a toll on self-esteem without alternative options. Some of these areas include:

  • Chin
  • Breasts (men and women)
  • Lower abdomen
  • Back/bra fat

You can achieve great results with these areas, especially since fat doesn’t return once it’s removed using liposuction. This means effective, long-term results when it feels like nothing else works.

Schedule a Consultation

Liposuction can produce life-changing results with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. To meet with Dr. Christopher Newman and learn more about the right liposuction options for you and your goals, schedule a consultation at our St. Petersburg office by calling or filling out our online form.