Flank Liposuction

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Flank Lipo Surgery

Are you bothered by the development of fat along your lower mid-body? Flabby flanks can detract from your natural curves and make you appear barrel-like.

We offer a simple solution to regaining your curves – liposuction! Liposuction is an effective body contouring technique that is helping men and women everywhere look their best! Dr. Brown is a highly-trained board-certified surgeon who specializes in liposuction. He will use liposuction tools to help enhance your appearance and allow you to appear your most attractive! Reach out to our office today to learn more about liposuction and schedule your appointment.

About Liposuction

Liposuction has been helping people achieve a slimmer appearance for years. Due to the advances in technology over the past years, cutting-edge techniques are now implemented to perfect results and make treatments safer.

It is important to take note that liposuction cannot remove large amounts of fat and is not a means for large weight loss. Rather, liposuction is used to diminish small amounts of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting.

This fat is called subcutaneous and is very stubborn. Many times people require surgical intervention to remove this fat. Liposuction will help slim down bothersome pockets of fat and restore attractive curves. Lipo surgery can be used all along the body, including areas such as the thighs, abdomen, knees, chest, chin, buttocks, hips, upper arms, back, and flanks.

Liposuction with Dr. Daniel Brown

At our office, we provide our patients with many different forms of liposuction. These different techniques include:

Suction-Assisted Liposuction

This form of liposuction has been around the longest and is a proven technique at removing fat and sculpting the body. In a suction-assisted lipo surgery, a small incision is made through which a thin hollow tube is inserted. This tube removes fat with negative pressure, allowing Dr. Brown to mold the body and get rid of unnecessary fat.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted lipo surgery is similar to suction-assisted except there is a device attached to the cannula that causes it to vibrate. These vibrations further break up fat cells and allow less trauma to occur to the surrounding healthy tissues. This treatment helps to reduce the procedure time and downtime.

SmartLipo

Laser-assisted liposuction like SmartLipo uses a fine laser fiber to emulsify fat cells. The liquefying of the cells allows for quick removal. The laser provides the added benefit of localized skin tightening. The heat from the laser boosts collagen levels in the skin. Collagen is responsible for keeping the skin firm, thick and healthy. SmartLipo promotes fast recovery and excellent results.

Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy and Resonance. This technique uses ultrasound waves to remove fat cells and allow for fast efficient removal of fat stores along the flank. Tumescent fluid is used alongside Vaser Hi-Def lipo. This fluid is composed of epinephrine, anesthesia, and saline. Together, these components work to separate fat cells from healthy tissue, constrict blood vessels and numb the treatment area. Tumescent fluid provides a safer procedure by minimizing blood loss and maximizing the speed at which fat is removed. With less bleeding, your recovery will be shorter and more comfortable. In a Vaser lipo treatment, tumescent fluid is administered to the treatment area. Then the ultrasound probe is inserted and the sound waves emitted from the probe fluctuate the air bubbles present in the fluid. This agitation fluctuates the air bubbles which gently dislodge fat cells from the surrounding tissue. The fluid and fat cells are then removed via a cannula.

These methods are designed to treat an array of concerns and achieve different results. Dr. Brown will examine your flanks and determine which form of lipo method is best for the outcome you want.

Benefits

The primary advantage of liposuction treatment is that it will provide immediate results! Due to the invasive nature of the treatment, the unwanted fat will be removed from the flanks right away. Dr. Brown will work meticulously to slim down the sides of your body and enhance your curves. These results will be noticeable right away after surgery. The advanced forms of liposuction that Dr. Brown uses will not require more than a few days of downtime.

Liposuction of the flanks is perfect for patients who want to see their results right away.

Candidates

Healthy men and women who have not seen any improvements in their appearance from working out or dieting are ideal candidates for liposuction. These people will need to have elastic skin and be in overall good health with no recent injuries. Ideally, the patient will be able to pause any smoking habits for a few weeks before and after treatment. We recommend anyone interested in flank liposuction to reach out to our office. Attending a consultation with Dr. Brown is your best step towards understanding how to reduce flank fat and restore your natural contours.

Personal Consultation

During your meeting with Dr. Brown, you will get the opportunity to discuss your concerns with him and learn all about liposuction.

Dr. Brown will also take this opportunity to get to know you. He will ask about your past procedures, current lifestyle, any medications and allergies you may have.

This meeting is all about determining if you are a healthy candidate for liposuction and if liposuction is the solution you are looking for. Many people are bothered by flank fat, but due to the stubborn nature of the fat, have an impossible time reducing it. Liposuction makes that process easy and allows you to reach your body goals shortly. Your personal consultation will help you figure out if liposuction is for you and what techniques will deliver your best results. Together, you and Dr. Brown will create your best treatment plan.

Preparation

Preparing for your surgery sets you up for positive results. Dr. Brown will go over the steps you will need to follow, such as:

  • Filling and picking up prescriptions
  • Setting aside an area of your home to rest and recoup
  • Arranging rides to and from the surgical appointment
  • Arranging for someone to stay with you for the first few nights
  • Taking time off from work
  • Pausing smoking habits

More in-depth instructions will be provided in your meeting. Please call our office with any questions or last-minute concerns. We are here to help you and make this process stress-free.

Liposuction Procedure

The first step of any procedure is making sure you are comfortable. Your flanks will be cleaned and marked for surgery. Anesthesia will then be administered to ensure you are relaxed through the treatment. The predetermined lipo technique will be applied and Dr. Brown will masterfully sculpt your body. Once the desired outcome is achieved, your incisions will be closed and bandages applied. You will be taken to a recovery room where you will be monitored until you wake up. Once you are deemed healthy to go home, your arranged ride will take you home. The whole procedure will last about two hours.

Recovery

Flank Liposuction Recovery

After treatment, your flanks will be swollen and sensitive. You will need to sleep on your stomach for a while to avoid putting pressure on incisions. Compression garments will need to be work for a week or longer to decrease swelling and help your new results set in. Prescribed medications will improve your healing process and allow you to control any discomfort.

For the first few days of downtime, it is very important to get plenty of rest and drink a lot of water. Most patients require about a week of downtime after which they can return to work. Strenuous activities like intense workouts will need to be avoided for four to six weeks.

Attending follow-up appointments will be an important aspect of obtaining your best results. These appointments will let Dr. Brown examine your flanks and incisions and let you know what to expect for the rest of your recovery.

Results

A difference in the shape of your body will be immediately noticeable. These results will get better as the swelling goes down and your body adjusts to Dr. Brown’s sculpting. Final results will set in after about four to six weeks. This outcome achieved with liposuction will last you years! The fat that has been removed cannot return, it is gone for good. Healthy eating and exercises will keep your body slim and attractive!

Cost

Liposuction procedures allow us to customize your results. We hand-tailor a plan that takes your anatomical features and aesthetic goals into consideration. Because of our attention to detail, the cost of each procedure will be unique to the patient. Learn more by calling our office at (619) 461-1500 or get started towards a slender body by clicking here and scheduling your consultation with Dr. Brown.

Frequently Asked Questions

How dangerous is liposuction?

Dr. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed liposuction many times before. When lipo surgery is performed by an accredited, qualified surgeon it is not dangerous. We take extra steps to learn about you and your health to make sure liposuction is a safe treatment for
you.

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your stomach?

The cost of abdomen liposuction will depend on the patient’s body goals and the amount of fat needing to be removed. Each treatment is personalized to the patient and as a result, costs will differ.

What are flanks in liposuction?

Flanks are the area of your body that start at the bottom of the rib cage and hip bone. Liposuction can swiftly remove fat and sculpt this area to enhance natural contours. Our patients are impressed by how much removing fat from this area impacts their whole appearance. Slimming down the flanks will help you appear healthier and thinner.

How much does flank liposuction cost?

Liposuction procedures are highly customizable. There is no one price for patients because we take your body and goals into consideration. A cost breakdown will be gone over in your meeting with Dr. Brown. To get started towards achieving your ideal body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown by clicking here.