How can I remove fat from my flanks?

Do you have trouble getting rid of fat around your midsection?  If you have tried everything to get a defined waistline and nothing seems to work, you may be wondering – How can I remove fat from my flanks?

Where is the flank area?

The flank area refers to the part of the body between the ribs and the waist, and is also known as the ‘love handles.’  The fat that accumulates in this area is not easy to remove with diet and exercise, because it’s difficult to specifically target flank fat.

How can I remove fat from my flanks?

If you need to remove fat from your flanks, liposuction can help.  When it comes to fat reduction, liposuction is considered the gold standard because it is safe, reliable, and produces consistent results.

What is flank liposuction?

Flank liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of tumescent anesthesia.  The tumescent anesthesia is injected at the start of treatment to numb the targeted area.  Once this has been done, the surgeon will make small incisions in the flanks and then insert a small tube known as a cannula.  The cannula is used to break up the fat cells, and suction them from the body.

What to expect during recovery?

Most patients need about two days of downtime after flank liposuction, and are able to return to work after that time.  A compression garment is worn for up to 2 weeks to minimize swelling, and assist with healing.

Are you interested in flank liposuction?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Antonio, TX, area, contact Dr. Kimberly Finder of The Face and Body Place for a consultation.

You can reach them at, or by calling (210) 879-8210.

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