I used to have a very curvy figure, but after taking lupron for 1 year I gained 20lbs and I no longer have a waist. I would like to get my waist back. I've had under-bra rolls even when I was a size 4, so is it possible for my back rolls to ever go away with lipo? How many spots of lipo does it appear I would need done? I understand some physicians charge X for the first area and Y for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th area. Is this how lipo cost is usually structured? (What is a ballpark estimate for price?)
Do I Appear to Be a Candidate for Liposuction of the Abs/back/flanks? (photo)
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The best candidate for liposuction
You are the best candidate for liposuction when you have reached your 'ideal' body weight, the one you plan to maintain, and have localised fat deposits. Certainly, you would benefit from liposuction of the abdomen, and waist, straight around front to back. We don't subscribe to the 'area' pricing other than trunk, or extremity as a unit though others have their preference. The ballpark fee is around $5,800.
Best of luck,
Peter Johnson, MD.
Lipo after weight gain
Liposuction is a powerful tool to change your shape but weak at losing weight. Many areas of your back, flanks, hips, and abdomen might benefit from liposuction but I would encourage you to work on weight loss first. Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate what your needs are after you get to your more ideal weight. Best wishes
Multiple areas may need to be done in 2 lipo procedures.
To be very thorough and make a dramatic improvement, I would recommend doing all the areas in 2 procedures. One would be the upper and lower abdomen and the other would be the hips, midback rolls and axillae(armpit areas). Each lipo would run roughly $5000 on special and could be done 1 week apart and done under local tumescent technique with the micro cannulas. You would be back to work in 2 days and exercising again in 1 week. Sincerely,
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Do I Appear to Be a Candidate for Liposuction of the Abs/back/flanks?
Based on the posted photos lipo would be good for the back and flanks. But the abdomen might be better served with a full TT.
It appears from your posted photos that you would benefit from liposuction. You need to see a surgeon face to face in order to get pricing, know what areas are amenable to the procedure and develop a reasonable idea/expectation of what the procedure would deliver in terms of results.
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