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You can use liposuction to improve any area of your body that has stubborn fat deposits. Although liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss treatment, it can eliminate fat that doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise.

If you are wondering what areas liposuction can treat, here is an easy-to-follow guide.


You may love your voluptuous rear end, but sometimes unsightly fat accumulates below the buttocks (banana rolls) or on the corners of the cheeks. Liposuction can target this fat and smooth the contours of your buttocks.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you want a rounder, more prominent butt, we can use liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body (such as the thighs or lower belly) and inject it into your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift.

Upper Arms

If you have fat deposits on your upper arms that wobble when you move, liposuction can help. This type of fat is also called a “batwing” and doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise.

Waist and Flanks

Fat that tends to gather around your waist is a popular target for liposuction. Fat deposits on the waist and flanks, also called “love handles,” can be hard to hide when you are wearing tight or fitted bottoms. Liposuction removes this stubborn fat to provide more definition and contour to the waist, allowing you to wear slim-fitting clothing with confidence.


If you have a “muffin top” or fat deposits on your lower abdomen, liposuction is the way to go. The lower abdomen or belly pooch is typically the hardest place to lose fat on your midsection.

Under the Chin

A double chin can make you look older than you are and obscure the definition of your chin, jawline, and neck. After you’ve healed from your “double chin” liposuction, you may want to enhance your newfound look with HydraFacial MD® or a chemical peel for total facial rejuvenation.

Inner and Outer Thighs

For many people, fat deposits accumulate on the inside and outside of their thighs and can be hard to burn off through exercise. Liposuction on the outer thighs gives you a shapely silhouette, and it may also be used to create a “thigh gap” in your inner thighs.

Your skin’s elasticity is important in determining whether liposuction alone can create the results you want. If removing the fat will leave loose, excess skin in the treatment area, you can combine liposuction with a skin tightening procedure such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift.

Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

When choosing a plastic surgeon for liposuction on any area of your body, you need someone who is experienced and board-certified. If you’re considering facial liposuction, Dr. Brenton Koch and Dr. Cody Koch are double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons known for their expertise in facial surgery. If you desire liposuction for your body, Dr. Michael Carlisle has years of experience with breast and body procedures, giving his patients attractive silhouettes.

We have helped countless men and women achieve sculpted contours with liposuction, as seen in our patients’ before and after photos. If you want to see what liposuction can do for you, request a consultation or call us at (515) 277-5555 to schedule an appointment.

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