Where on your body can you get liposuction?

Where on your body can you get liposuction? Did you know that liposuction is still consistently one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world? In 2018, more than 258,000 people across North America opted to undergo liposuction to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

Both men and women throughout Calgary, Edmonton Canmore and Banff have been choosing liposuction in their fight against stubborn fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. Even for people within a healthy weight range, it’s still possible to have a layer of problematic fat in their abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs. Thankfully, there are many areas of the body that respond well to this cosmetic surgery treatment.

So….Where on your body can you get liposuction?

Abdomen Liposuction

Plastic surgeons often divide the abdomen into “upper” and “lower” regions that may be treated separately. The lower region of the abdomen is responsible for the “muffin top,” which makes it a popular place for liposuction. The upper region is the area between your belly button and ribs, which can also stubbornly hold onto a layer of fat. Liposuction in these regions can help patients achieve a slimmer, sleeker more defined profile.

Love handle Liposuction (Waist & Flanks)

The waist and flanks often referred to as “love handles,” are very common areas for liposuction. For many patients, getting rid of love handles and achieving the contours they desire via diet and exercise alone can be incredibly difficult. Liposuction here can help patients see great results, especially when they have suitable skin elasticity.

Hip Liposuction

For many women, having smooth, contoured hips is important to maintaining a feminine silhouette, so women often undergo liposuction to the hips to remove excess deposits of fat. Doing so helps to create a more well-defined shape and can even help improve the look of the buttocks as well.

Thigh Liposuction

There are three distinct areas of your thighs that can benefit from liposuction, and they’re often all treated together. Initially, liposuction can be performed on the outer region of the thighs “saddlebags” to enhance the patient’s overall shape. The inner thighs can also be contoured (to help give the patient a thigh “gap” when standing), and the posterior thigh, which is the “banana roll” area, can be shaped to give the buttocks a firmer, more defined appearance.

Face and Neck Liposuction

Liposuction can help improve the contour of your face and neck and can help you get rid of that irritating double chin. It can also tone your jawline to have that sharp look that everyone wants. Additionally, it can be performed alongside other procedures, to help give your face a slimmer, more defined contour.

Buttocks Liposuction

While some fat in the buttocks is often desirable, having excess fat removed can help minimize some unsightly dimpling and help to make your figure look more proportionate.

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Upper arm Liposuction

The upper arm region, or “batwing” is something that can affect men and women, however, it can be somewhat common in women as they age. Even if you’re not overweight, it is possible to have an unpleasant “arm jiggle” due to a lack of muscle tone. Liposuction can help smooth and tighten the area for a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Back Liposuction

The back is probably not the first place you would think of for liposuction, however, back liposuction can be actually quite effective for reducing back rolls, sometimes referred to as “bra rolls.” Back liposuction here can contribute to a firmer, smoother appearance.


Although women can undergo chest/breast liposuction, this is more common for men than women. Men who may suffer from gynecomastia or older men who may have suffered a loss of muscle mass can look to liposuction to resolve excess, unwanted fat.

Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your liposuction treatment

One of the best things any prospective liposuction patient can do is to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputable clinic for your liposuction procedure, such as Dr. Laliberte at Radiance Plastic Surgery in Canmore. Radiance Plastic Surgery is Alberta’s premier Plastic, Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, regularly welcoming patients from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Canmore and Banff. When you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can feel confident that you’re receiving vetted, top-quality care from beginning to end. Dr. Laliberte will discuss treatment options and anticipated results, depending on your situation and cosmetic goals.

Achieve your aesthetic and cosmetic goals with liposuction

Liposuction is a flexible and versatile plastic surgery treatment that can help reveal a slimmer, sleeker, more confident you. Because it can be applied to a number of areas, a wide range of patients can continue to leverage it to reach their aesthetic goals.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction, or to book a consultation, please complete our online form, call us, or email us at office@radianceplasticsurgery.ca.


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