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4 Unexpected Treatment Areas for Liposuction

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Liposuction continues to be a popular body contouring procedure, due to its safety, effectiveness and ability to treat a number of different areas of the body. While not a weight loss procedure, liposuction successfully removes isolated deposits of fat that interfere with the body profile and won’t respond to diet and exercise. At Toowoomba Plastic Surgery, we treat a few areas with liposuction you might not expect.


While our focus tends to be on the face when it comes to early signs of aging, the neck is often one of the first spots to reveal the passage of time. Loose skin, fat deposits and horizontal creases can impact your appearance and give you an aged look. Liposuction may be one of the procedures recommended for these concerns, because it can effectively remove small areas of fat and produce a sleeker neckline with minimal downtime and post-operative scarring. In some cases, liposuction on the neck might be combined with other cosmetic procedures like laser or skin tightening treatments to enhance the results.


A double chin is one of the top cosmetic concerns for both men and women, especially in the middle years of life. Focal areas of fat underneath the jawline can give the appearance of a round face and weight gain, even if the scale says otherwise. Special liposuction procedures designed for smaller treatment areas can effectively remove that extra pocket under the chin, giving you a more defined lower jaw.

While the neck and chin are separate areas, they are often treated together.


The underside of the upper arm is another area that can begin to show the years with loose skin and the appearance of what is commonly called “bat wings.” While a surgical arm lift is often recommended for this concern, less severe sagging may be effectively treated with liposuction to remove the excess fat and tissue. This creates a more streamlined profile to the upper arm without the post-surgical scarring common with an arm lift.


You may not see your back when you look in the mirror, but isolated fat deposits in the middle or lower back can impact your appearance and how your clothing fits. Liposuction can remove those focal deposits to give you a smoother body contour from every angle. Common treatment areas on the back include the bra line and above the waistline.

Liposuction is a procedure that can be used in a number of ways to improve your appearance. At Toowoomba Plastic Surgery, Dr Magnusson typically performs this procedure in a hospital under general anaesthesia. However, smaller, localised treatment areas can sometimes be addressed as an office procedure. To learn more about your options in liposuction,contact Toowoomba Plastic Surgery on 1300 662 960.

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On July 9, 2015

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