Can Liposuction Remove Back Fat?

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Sometimes, diet and exercise alone are not enough to reduce fat on certain parts of the body. This is particularly true when it comes to the fat that accumulates on your back (commonly called “back rolls”), which can be a common trouble spot for many individuals. If you feel that it has been nearly impossible to reduce fat on your own, liposuction may be the ideal body contouring solution for you.

For individuals who are looking to target troublesome fatty areas, double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Yonick performs liposuction to slim down the overall physique. Liposuction is effective in removing small pockets of fat, which can help you lose lower back fat and address many other body areas. If you would like to learn more about how to get rid of back fat with liposuction, contact the expert team at Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI to schedule an appointment.

What causes back fat?

Men and women alike are prone to experiencing excess fat on their upper, mid- and lower back areas. Because the muscles in the back tend to shrink with age, back fat becomes more common as people get older. Back fat is caused by several factors, including:

  • Hormone changes
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Diets high in fat, sugar, calories, or sodium
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Being overweight

Am I a candidate for lower back liposuction?

If you are at a healthy weight and would like to diminish back fat, you are probably a good candidate for liposuction. Liposuction can target fat on many areas of your body, including your back (lower back, mid-back, and upper back), in addition to your arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, and butt. Dr. Yonick will create a customized liposuction plan to help you reach your cosmetic goals so you can look and feel your best.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction fat removal surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. After you are sedated under general anesthesia, an incision will be made in your skin, and a small tube will be used to loosen and suction out fat from the selected body areas. The incisions will be stitched up, and the post-op team at Yonick Plastic Surgery will care for you until you are released to go home and recover. It is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, although it can effectively address specific trouble spots.

Can I lose lower back fat with liposuction?

After liposuction, you will need to wear a snug-fitting compression garment, which helps reduce swelling and fluid in your tissues. The garment also aids in the progression of your recovery. You should begin to see the outcomes of your fat removal surgery after about six weeks. It may take 6 – 10 months before your final sculpted, contoured results take shape. At this point, many patients are able to see less fat in the targeted areas, such as the lower back.

Look slimmer with liposuction in Michigan

You’ve worked hard to lose weight, but if you are having a hard time getting off those last few pounds, let our team help. Dr. David Yonick is very experienced in providing excellent results with liposuction surgery in Midland, MI. Find out how you could look better in your clothes and feel more confident by reaching out to Yonick Plastic Surgery and scheduling your personal consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.