Can a fat flap be treated with liposuction?
Flap thinning by liposuction would be a reasonable option.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA.........
It may be possible to a just a fat flap with liposuction.
There is not enough information to be able to comment on your specific case. If the problem is surplus fat liposuction is a legitimate alternative to shaping the fat flap.
Liposuction could be a reasonable option if surgery was performed more than 6 months ago and you still do not have the outcome you were hoping. I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.
Liposuction seems to be a reasonable option. Please give the flap time to heal and settle first before coming to any early conclusions
Thank you for the question.
To best help you, a physical
examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine
which procedures and techniques will be best for your case.
Thank you for your liposuction question.
- Liposuction has been used successfully to thin flaps of all kinds that are too fat,
- It may not remove the entire 'love handle' look that you don't like
- An exam is needed to see if it is the best approach for you Best wishes.
There is no reason out of hand that a flap can not be treated with liposcution. See your plastic surgeon to discuss.