How painful is flank liposuction?

Hip, flank and back liposuction may come with an increased level of discomfort for some people due to the nature of the treatment area and the healing process. Some lower back pain may linger after the first few days, but again, all discomfort should be within manageable limits and pass.

How long does it take to recover from flank liposuction?

For the first few days of downtime, it is very important to get plenty of rest and drink a lot of water. Most patients require about a week of downtime after which they can return to work. Strenuous activities like intense workouts will need to be avoided for four to six weeks.

What is liposuction on flanks?

Flank liposuction is a routine, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that removes fat around the sides and back of the waistline while leaving few scars on the patient’s body. Men use the procedure to create a V-shape from shoulders to waist that makes them appear slimmer and more fit.

How much weight do you lose with flank liposuction?

The thickness of the tissue is a good representation of the volume of fat is in the area and consequently how much fat can be removed to reshape the area. The weight of the fat removed is generally only 1-2 pounds per area and not nearly as important as the volume of fat removed from the area.

Why are my flanks so big?

Flanks, or “love handles,” refer to the excess fat on the sides of your lower waist and back. Although excess can build up anywhere on the body, it often occurs in this area. That’s because the body tends to store fat around the belly.

How do you sleep after flank liposuction?

Although sleeping on your back may be the best sleep position after surgery, lying flat on your back can pull at your stitches. It’s best to sleep at an incline with your head and knees elevated.

What happens after flank liposuction?

What happens after the liposuction? After the procedure, you can expect to feel mild discomfort, and see bruising, redness and swelling. Prescribed medications can help ease the discomfort. You may be instructed to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and promote healing.

Can you lose 30 pounds with liposuction?

Each liposuction event may result in a maximum of 4000-5000cc of fat being removed. It is not uncommon for some patients to lose 20-30 pounds following liposuction with maintenance of a well balanced healthy life style.

Are flanks love handles?

Also known as the love handles, the flanks are the area under the bra strap resulting in a smooth appearance and a more defined waist.

Does CoolSculpting work on flanks?

CoolSculpting (clinically known as cryolipolysis) can help reduce the bulges on your flanks by actually freezing some of the fat cells to death. Getting rid of your muffin top can not only make your pants fit better, but it can make you feel more confident in a bathing suit, slim fit top, or tight dress.