I will be getting SmartLipo or a version of it, soon (doctor yet to be determined). I am pretty thin, only a small amount of contouring needed on flanks and front of abdomen. The amount of fat on my "back" doesn't extend all the way around my middle, it's limited to sides and slightly curves around. The last doctor said that he could work on the flanks through incisions in the abdomen/ groin area. Is this common? Thanks so much!
Possible For Flanks to be The Incision Location? Female, 30s
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Creative incision placement for Lipo
Incisions can be placed in a variety of creative locations. I routinely place incisions in a location that is well hidden and even the smallest swimsuit. The key factor in deciding incision placement is the amount and location of the fat that needs to be removed. In the end, the incisions are so small that I have never had any one complain of their location. On the flip side, a poorly done liposuction will be likely to yield many more complaints in the location of the incision. Make sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon with your specific requests.
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Insertion sites for liposuction
Many surgeons are able to modify the placement of their insertion sites depending on the anatomy of a particular patient. Curved cannulae (rods that are used to vacuum out the fat) have helped allow surgeons to place the insertion sites further away from the flank area at times.
Liposuction of the body
Small incisions need to be used to gain access for the liposuction procedure. Sometimes they can be limited to the groin or umbllical region while other times incisions need to be made in the bikini line in the hip region to treat the flank area.