Liposuction for the flanks is a minimally invasive procedure that gets rid of stubborn body fat around the middle section. This region stores some of the most resistant fat deposits. It’s no fun having flabby areas that make you feel self-conscious, even if you are beautiful on the inside. However, we offer an effective solution for that. If regular exercise and dieting haven’t budged your areas of concern, then you may benefit from liposuction. This process has proven successful in permanently eliminating unwanted fat deposits. Liposuction lets you sculpt the body that fits your lifestyle. Say goodbye to pesky flab and say hello to a brand new body! Dr. Alyson Wells of Valley Plastic Surgery is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon and teaching physician who strives for nothing short of excellence. Contact our friendly staff to pencil in a consultation with us or call (410) 628-8200. Your new journey to a new body is a click or phone call away!
Liposuction has helped men and women achieve a slimmer appearance for decades. The practice can be traced all the way back to the 1920s, when the first recorded attempts met with less than favorable outcomes.  Since then, the procedure has evolved into a safe and popular treatment. Thanks to the advancement of technology, liposuction enjoys an impeccable safety record and can treat multiple areas of the body for people looking to revamp their figure. Liposuction for the flanks is a highly effective and well-tolerated procedure that reduces fat in the love handles and back. The results are an hourglass waist for women or a V-shaped body for men. We all know that getting rid of fat in this area can be extremely difficult, even with diet and exercise. Let Dr. Wells support your quest to an ideal body with liposuction of the flanks. Schedule a consultation with Valley Plastic Surgery today and embark on a journey to an improved body.
Liposuction lets patients enjoy immediate results and a bombshell body that works for them. Women look forward to a shapelier body and more fetching contours. Men can reap the benefits of a masculine, V-shaped body that showcases their strength. Liposuction is a popular procedure because it offers:
- Optimized contours that bring balance to the body
- Slimmer physique
- Clothing fits much better
- Minimally invasive
- Only requires a few days of downtime
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Men and women who are looking for some additional assistance with achieving a slimmer and more contoured body would benefit greatly from a liposuction procedure. Patients should be healthy and at or near their ideal weight. It is important to have realistic goals and expectations. We recommend those on a weight loss journey continue on until they reach an ideal goal weight. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method. It is used for those who need a little help eliminating fat from their midsection. Your personal consultation with Dr. Wells is a good opportunity to learn more about the procedure and to understand if this treatment is right for you.
Your Consultation with Top Baltimore Liposuction Expert
Dr. Wells understands that every body is unique. Her tailored approach to liposuction treatments is second to none, and is a highly regarded plastic surgeon who has earned her place on Top Doctor lists compiled by the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Baltimore Magazine. You are in very good hands with Dr. Wells.
Before your consultation, we invite you to fill out a few forms to expedite the process. Your consultation will be a friendly chat that finds out what you are looking for. Our staff will ask you health questions, inquire about your aesthetic goals, and assess your current medication regimen. After that, Dr. Wells will conduct a personal examination to get a better understanding of how we can help. Together, we develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
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Completing a few to-do items before your big day will help set you up for success. Dr. Wells will go over what you need to do including:
- Pause smoking
- Fill and pick up prescriptions
- Designate a trusted adult to drive you home and care for you 24 hours after
- Set aside an area of your home to rest and recoup
- Take the appropriated amount of time off from work
When you come into our office for your procedure, you will first change into a surgical gown. Once changed, you will then be able to rest comfortably thanks to our highly experienced anesthesiologists. While you are asleep, the surgical team will cleanse the treatment area and mark the incision sites at the flanks. Dr. Wells will then insert a small cannula and get to work with creating your new figure. Using gentle back and forth movements, the doctor will dislodge fat cells and remove them from your body. Once your new body look is perfected, the incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches placed underneath the skin. You will awake refreshed with a form-fitting wrap around the liposuction areas. This compression garment decreases swelling and encourages your body to better conform to its new contours. The entire process will last up to two hours. In many cases, flank liposuction is performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to give you a result that would not be achievable with either alone. 
Your flanks may be swollen and sensitive to the touch after your treatment. We advise you to sleep on your back for a few days to avoid putting pressure on the incision. A compression garment will be given to you before you leave to maintain the integrity of the results and reduce the swelling. We’ll coach you when to take this off but usually, it can be removed within 1-2 weeks after your liposuction treatment. Pain management medication will be prescribed to minimize discomfort and facilitate the healing process. Make sure that you get plenty of rest. Most patients should be back to their normal daily life in about a week, after which they can return to work. Vigorous workouts can be continued in 4-6 weeks.
You will notice a vast improvement in the contours of your midsection right away. But please be patient! Your full results will set in after 4-6 weeks.  By this time, any swelling and bruising should have subsided. Patients can enjoy a fresh new look that will last for years. The fat does not usually come back so long as you maintain a normal weight.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
We offer a variety of other procedures for those looking for a comprehensive make-over. Valley Plastic Surgery can help you make an impression with a sculpted and rejuvenated appearance that is tailored to you.
In your quest to contour your body to ideal proportions, you may want to consider a tummy tuck or body lift. They are excellent for patients who are dealing with unwanted fat and excess skin left over from childbirth or weight loss. This procedure has done wonders for patients’ confidence and quality of life. A tummy tuck tightens and corrects abdominal muscles and skin. A body lift can target areas that include the midsection, hips, thighs, and buttocks to create a more visually pleasing appearance.
A liposuction procedure for the flanks is a customizable treatment with proven results. We tailor your treatment based on your features and your aesthetic goals. Having said that, the final cost will vary depending on your specific needs. All logistics, including financial responsibility, will be thoroughly explained and coordinated by our administrative and nursing staff during and following your consultation. Valley Plastic Surgery strives to make your transformation as easy and affordable as possible. Our knowledgeable staff can help with private financing options.
What are flanks?
Flanks are the areas of your body between the bottom of the rib cage and hip bone. You may have heard fat in this area referred to as “love handles.” Liposuction in this area removes this unwanted fat and sculpts smooth, natural curvatures. It truly delivers great results and our patients are consistently impressed by the big impact it has on their appearance.
Is liposuction safe?
Dr. Wells is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed countless procedures, including liposuction. It is a completely safe method for eliminating unwanted fat cells with results that last. We take all the extra precautions to ensure your safety and comfort.
How much weight can I lose with liposuction?
It is possible to shed a few pounds of fat with lipo. However, this treatment is not a weight-loss method. It is intended to help those who need an extra push in losing stubborn body fat and to sculpt natural-looking, slender flanks.
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