Most men and some women have a tendency to accumulate fat deposits in the back immediately above the buttocks. This area is often referred to in popular culture as "love handles." The lower rise pants that have become fashionable of late, especially when worn snugly, emphasize excess fat in these areas. Liposuction can provide an excellent resolution to this concern with a relatively short recovery period.
Dr. Belsley feels that liposuction of the upper back, especially around the bra strap area in women, has proven increasingly successful with the addition of ultrasound-assisted liposuction. This specialized technique of liposuction involves the use of high frequency sound waves to assist in breaking up fat cells prior to liposuction. Dr. Belsley uses it frequently in order to obtain a more thorough and even removal of fatty tissue from various regions of the body.
This case depicts a 34 year old man who was concerned with the appearance of excess fat above his buttocks.
In both men and women, this area is sometimes referred to as "the love handles," and it is especially responsive to liposuction. I tend to use ultrasound assisted liposuction in this area because it allows me to remove fat more evenly and more thoroughly. The incisions are easy to hide in most swimwear and the results can have a profound effect upon the male physique.
The post-operative photographs depict this man's appearance approximately six weeks after surgery.
This case depicts a 45 year old woman who had concerns with excess fat above the buttocks.
This area was deeply out of proportion with the rest of her trunk and negatively affected the way that her clothing fit. In both men and women, this area is often referred to as the "love handles."
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction was utilized to harmonize the appearance of the lower back with that of the remainder of her torso. The post-operative photographs depict this woman's appearance approximately three months after surgery.
This case depicts a 33 year old woman who had concerns with excess fat above the buttocks, around the waist in the back and around the bra area. Liposuction in the back has been greatly facilitated in my practice with the advent of ultrasound assisted liposuction.
This specialized method of liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to break up fat cells so that they may be removed more thoroughly and more evenlly.
I use this method of liposuction in the back and in other areas of the body where removal of fat with traditional liposuction is more difficult. The post-operative photographs depict this woman's appearance approximately three months after surgery.