The area between the knees (medial or middle knees) responds very well to liposuction. Results are permanent. The fat pads below and medial to the knees respond well. The fat pads in the front and above the knees do NOT respond well to liposuction. That is about it. My Best, Dr C
Generally speaking spot liposuction of the knees may be beneficial. However, reading your question leads me to believe that you will feel better and be happier if you loose more weight first. This weight loss can be more rewarding and fulfilling than spot lipo of the knees. I would address the bigger picture firs.
Firstly, if you are in the midst of an exercise and diet regimen, continue with that until your weight is stable.
After a stable weight is achieved, liposuction can certainly help remove the excess fat from the inner knee.
liposuction can improve the appearance of the knees significantly. Depressions and other contour issues are more common than in other areas so the surgeon has to be careful.
Liposuction of the inner aspect of the knee can work very well in some patients. Find
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Los Angeles, CA
Yes - knee lipo works. It's very good for the fat pad on the inner side of the knee, and can also be used to help re-shape the lower portion of the front of the thigh, just above the knee, as long as the skin is not excessively loose.
Congratulations on the weight loss!
You look like you would be a great candidate for lower body liposuction including the thighs and knees. You want to ensure you go to a physician with experience in these areas as it is one of the most common areas I see for revision. I suggest a formal consultation or Skype consult with me if you are seriously considering this type of procedure. Best, Dr. Emer.
Yes, it is a great method of remodeling the area around the knees. Especially so, when done in conjunction with liposuction of the thighs. You have approached this problem in a very wise way, utilizing diet, exercise and as a finishing touch, aesthetic surgical intervention. Best Wishes.
Thighs and knees tend to go together when getting liposuction done. Be sure to get it done by the tumescent technique under local so your doc can stand you up occasionally during the procedure to make sure everything is smooth and symmetrical for best results. Congratulations on the weight loss. Now is the time to do the lipo. Enjoy the new you. sincerely, David Hansen,MD