Flanks liposuction. My doctor has said he will do the incision through my thigh. Is this usual?
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Flank liposuction incision
Thank you for asking about your flank liposuction.
- There is no one way to do flank liposuction.
- Depending on how far the fat goes to the back, I may do it from the front and back, or just the front.
- Be sure to show your surgeon exactly the area you want treated and be sure it is marked right before surgery so that there is no misunderstanding between what you want done and what your surgeon plans to do.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Doctors have different preferences on incision placement.
The important thing is that your expectations are clearly
address during your consultation. Once you are satisfied
with what you should expect, options and risks then you
may consider to proceed with surgery. Best wishes.
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