Tummy & Love Handles

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 15 March 2020

If you have loose abdominal skin, extra fatty tissue over your abdomen, or loose abdominal muscles, you might benefit from one of our tummy or love handle procedures. Maybe you’ve had prior pregnancy or weight loss, or maybe your abdominal skin has just loosened with time and age.

The so-called love handles can develop due to genetic reasons as well. Unfortunately, in such cases, there are very few natural remedies to remove this fat. However, the good news is that the flanks have many qualities that allow them to respond very effectively to minimally invasive liposuction cosmetic surgery. This area is well-defined, and this means that even a slight reduction in fat creates dramatic improvements. Moreover, the skin of the flanks area is typically quite elastic. This enables it to mold to the new, enhanced contours following liposuction.

Fat can accumulate in the flanks area due to various reasons such as hormonal changes, pregnancy, aging, or genetic predisposition. It is not possible to control many of these factors that cause the development of love handles, but liposuction provides an effective solution to remove love handles and enhance body contours. Liposuction plastic surgery also provides the benefit of permanently eliminating fat pockets in the treatment area. However, in case the patient gains a large amount of weight, the fat cells that remain in this area, as well as other body areas, will become larger.

Benefits of Flank Liposuction

More defined contours and a more balanced physique

Sleeker figure

The patient may drop a dress size or two after flank liposuction as the flanks influence clothing size.

Minimally invasive procedure involving much lesser recovery time in comparison to more invasive types of liposuction

Safe and predictable procedure undertaken using only local anaesthetic

Liposuction Procedure

The surgeon will undertake flank liposuction using a device known as a cannula. The cannula refers to a thin steel tube that the surgeon will insert gently into the fat layer of the flanks.

They will then move the cannula back and forth inside the fat layer while remaining parallel to the skin. This will break down the fat cells, and these cells will be taken out of the body through the cannula.

In this procedure, the surgeon will use the minimally invasive tumescent liposuction technique, which involves the use of only local anaesthetic. Liposuction of the flanks creates different outcomes in men and women. In women patients, it enhances the feminine body shape.

It creates a cosmetically appealing S-shaped curve to the lower back area that actually accentuates the butt in the process. In males, flank liposuction creates more of a V-shape when viewed from behind. In addition, flank reduction also produces a generally fit and slimmer appearance in males.

The surgeon will consider various factors such as the patient’s body proportions and skin elasticity throughout the procedure. This allows for outcomes that are not only cosmetically attractive but also entirely unique to the patient.

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