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Five Spots You Never Knew Could Look So Great After Liposuction
It’s human nature to nitpick ourselves in the mirror. But, unfortunately, even after undergoing a major weight loss journey, we all have those hard-to-reach areas that refuse to change even with rigorous exercise and a healthy diet. Luckily, liposuction is a tool that can reach these problem areas.
At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Gray can specifically focus on the areas that bother you with liposuction, restoring your youthful appearance in places that you wouldn’t expect.
How Liposuction Is Performed
Dr. Gray has spent years improving his liposuction techniques. Always seeking perfection, Dr. Gray is known throughout San Francisco for his contouring abilities and lasting results. While there are a variety of types of liposuction on the market, Dr. Gray chose power-assisted liposuction for its many benefits. This technique uses a cannula with a vibrating tip that breaks apart fat deposits for easier and quicker removal and recovery time.
Liposuction procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Bay Area Plastic Surgery’s accredited surgical center. Dr. Gray will first make an incision in the targeted area where the cannula can be inserted. Next, he’ll add a tumescent solution comprised of saline, a local anesthetic, and a vasoconstrictor that will reduce bleeding. The cannula is then moved back and forth to lose unwanted fat deposits while simultaneously suctioning them away.
5 Unexpected Areas That Can Be Targeted with Liposuction
1. The Jawline
Fatty deposits along the chin and jawline also referred to as the double chin, aren’t always the result of weight gain due to poor diet. Genetics, hormones, and age can all play a part in developing a double chin. With Dr. Gray and liposuction, you can slim your jawline, under the chin, and through the upper neck, creating a thinner facial appearance and taking years off of your face.
2. The Back
It can be difficult for many people to target areas of their back with exercise without hurting or damaging their spine. Liposuction removes the risk of accidentally injuring yourself while trying to target stubborn pockets of fat behind the arms or around the hips.
3. The Ankles
Typically, the calf and ankle transition is slender and elegant, except if you have “cankles.” An ankle that is consumed by excess fat can be shaped with the assistance of leg liposuction.
4. The Breasts
Scarring can cause many women to be hesitant about surgical breast reduction. Fortunately, with liposuction, scarring is significantly less while still able to remove excess fatty tissue for a more comfortable, graceful-shaped chest. It’s important to note that liposuction is best for patients needing light reduction to the breasts.
5. The Male Chest
Women aren’t the only ones concerned about the appearance of their chests. Many men suffer from gynecomastia, where breast tissue develops more prominently in some men. In some cases, liposuction can enhance muscle definition and create a firmer, tighter masculine torso.
Schedule Your San Francisco Liposuction Consultation
If you are satisfied with your overall body appearance but are stuck on some stubborn fat area, it may be time to consider a consultation with Dr. Leonard Gray at Bay Area Plastic Surgery. Contact our office online or by calling (628) 265-0220 today! We encourage you to learn more about liposuction by visiting our informational liposuction webpage.