Who is a Good Candidate For Hip Liposuction?

by | Last updated on May 18, 2023 | Published on Dec 2, 2019 | Liposuction Surgery

Fat tends to accumulate easily around the hips due to factors such as weight gain, hormonal changes, lack of exercise and aging, and has a negative impact on the overall body contour. Women in particular tend to experience fat build-up in the upper body over the hips or the flanks, especially as they go through their middle years. Even without weight gain, inches can be added to the waistline as abdominal fat builds up. These fat rolls, called love handles or muffin top, are very difficult to address even with rigorous dieting and exercise. Hip liposuction can help you lose those inches by removing fat around the waist, resulting in a more youthful body contour so that your clothes look and fit better. Individuals considering the procedure need to be carefully evaluated by a reliable plastic surgeon to ensure that their overall aim of getting a balanced, proportionate and attractive hip can be achieved.

Hip liposuction can be performed using surgical as well as minimally-invasive techniques such as laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex. Conventional liposuction is an invasive procedure that involves lengthy downtime and recovery. On the other hand, hip laser liposuction in New York performed using the minimally-invasive FDA-approved Smartlipo device comes with short downtime and recovery time, allowing patients to return to their routine activities faster. Smartlipo laser liposuction uses thermal energy to melt and remove stubborn fat.
The treatment is an ideal option for adults who meet the following criteria:

  • Have localized thickness or have significant fat deposits in hip and waist area
  • Are age 18 or older
  • Are close to their ideal weight
  • Have realistic expectations about what liposuction can achieve
  • Have good skin tone and skin elasticity, with no sagging
  • Have a positive outlook, and specific body contouring goals
  • Are in good health without any underlying medical conditions
  • Are nonsmokers

The advanced Smartlipo workstation blends the power of three laser wavelengths – 1064 nm, 1320 nm and 1440 nm – to liquefy fat so that it can be easily removed. By allowing the surgeon to precisely target the treatment site, this technology minimizes damage to surrounding tissues. Its intelligent delivery systems – ThermaGuide, SmartSense and ThermaView – are designed to regulate energy delivery and prevent over treatment. Smartlipo treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and involves a much shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction surgery.

Following post-operative instructions carefully can speed up the recovery process. However, the time frame for recovery after hip laser liposuction varies from patient to patient depending on how well their body responds to surgery and whether they receive liposuction on additional areas. Final results become visible 2-4 months and will continue to improve as the body heals. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are important to maintain the outcomes.

By removing the unwanted hip fat, hip liposuction restores your natural shape. A skilled liposuction surgeon will remove the stubborn fat in a way that enhances the convex curvature of the buttocks to provide a more voluptuous appearance. Choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility is important for end-to-end care and support through treatment and recovery.

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