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Back Liposuction

Back Liposuction

Our shapes are largely determined by genetics, but back fat tends to worsen as we age. Often, attempts to lose weight through diet and exercise cannot reduce fat in this troublesome area. A heavy back may make a woman appear heavier than she actually is. Liposuction can help.

The fat deposits on the back are the densest and most fibrous fat deposits on the body. This dense and fibrous fat is very challenging to extract. Dr. Finder recommends SlimLipo™ for back liposuction. SlimLipo™ actually melts and liquefies fat, which allows Dr. Finder to remove fat more thoroughly and completely.

The skin of the back is the thickest skin on the body. The fat of the back is closely associated with the underside of that thick skin and it is technically very difficult to extract the fat on the underside of the skin without causing excessive trauma to the skin. The use of SlimLipo™ is a significant advancement in being able to achieve a smooth result with its fat melting capacity.

Even though the skin of the back is thick, some women who have had weight fluctuations with gain and loss weight may have developed skin laxity of the back. The skin of the back can get “pushed” around by the bra and form rolls. This is unsightly under knit or form-fitting tops. The SlimLipo™ laser will aid in achieving the best possible skin tightening.

A special problem some women have is the presence of a fat accumulation on the upper back just below the neck. This fat deposition is referred to as a “buffalo hump”. Reduction of the buffalo hump with liposuction is very rewarding for those who have this problem. It’s not an area that usually can be reduced with simply losing weight. This fat is even more fibrous than the very fibrous remainder of the back fat and the use of SlimLipo™ has been a great help in thoroughly reducing this troublesome fat.

Back liposuction is often combined with the adjacent areas of the back of the waist or the arms. Both of these areas often have fat accumulations in women who have fat on the back. During a thorough consultation a discussion of whether these areas should be suctioned for maximal aesthetic benefit will take place.

As with any area treated with liposuction, maintaining your new shape can be achieved with adherence to good habits after liposuction. Good habits are especially important after back liposuction because there will always be fat that is closely associated with the underside of the thicker back skin that is left behind after liposuction. These remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain.

Dramatic results can be achieved in just one session. Back liposuction is very rewarding with a short recovery time. A better silhouette and drape of clothing is usually quickly realized. Now with SlimLipo™ the benefits of skin tightening and smooth fat reduction are more easily achievable.

Visit our cosmetic dermatology and liposuction office in San Antonio, Texas (TX), near the Boerne, New Braunfels, Kerrville, San Marcos, Austin, TX area.