American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

Leg area

I am looking for the possibility of liposuction around the knee and upper leg area. I am in good shape but have a genetic feature of fat deposits around the knee and upper part of my leg. Also looking possible liposuction on the back part of my arms. I’m around 5’6” and weigh 130 pounds. I work out regularly. These areas of fat deposits are definitely genetic. Thanks!

Procedure: Liposuction
Location: cedar rapids, IA

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Sure, that sounds reasonable but you would have to be seen in person to make sure that you are a candidate. Best of luck.

Larry Weinstein
ASPS Surgeon

lipsuction or liposculpture was designed for removal of fatty deposits unresponsive to diet and exercise. The areas you describe are some of the favorite areas I treat. They generally are very responsive to liposuction treatment. See a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation. Good luck...

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Jon Ver Halen

Dear Kahinkle,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. I suggest that you call around your area to get quotes for these areas of liposuction, as prices can vary according to where you live. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

Karol Gutowski
ASPS Surgeon

It sounds like you are a good candidate for liposuction, however, an in person evaluation is best.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. You seem to be an excellent candidate as liposuction is intended to treat areas of diet and exercise resistant fat. I would schedule a series of consultations with ASPS plastic surgeons in order to have the best recommendation made. Best wishes.

Ajaya Kashyap
ASPS Surgeon

You seem to be an ideal candidate for liposuction, with localized fat deposits. From your description it appears ,you should not have loose skin either. Please find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon near you and discuss the procedure and techniques used at length. You should get excellent results. All the best


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