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Where is liposuction commonly performed?

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:24:48 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 28 2013 02:32:31 PM MDT
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Lipoplasty, more commonly called liposuction, allows plastic surgeons to remove excess fat deposits to improve a patient’s shape, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Liposuction is most commonly performed on the following areas, according to ASPS:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Thighs, hips and buttocks
  • Arms, neck and back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest
  • Cheeks and chin
  • Calves and ankles

The ASPS says that liposuction should be performed on patients who have fat deposits despite exercising regularly. The ASPS states that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity.