Liposuction for the Hips By Steven Wiener M.D. on December 05, 2018

Attractive young woman in white bikiniWell-defined hips can help women achieve an hourglass figure, enhancing their overall appearance. Unfortunately, the hips tend to harbor stubborn fat deposits that do not always respond to diet and exercise. This accumulation of fat can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, genetics, and pregnancy.

In these instances, patients can benefit from liposuction for the hips at our Scottsdale, AZ practice. Liposuction helps eliminate pockets of fat so you can achieve a slimmer, smoother, more contoured appearance.

Benefits of Liposuction for the Hips

The flanks are the areas just above the hips on both sides of the body. The flanks typically blend into the hips. For this reason, they are often treated at the same time as the hips. This delivers smooth, aesthetically pleasing results.

When the hips and flanks accumulate too much excess fat tissue, the figure can appear boxy, particularly around the waist area. Liposuction helps create a curvy, voluptuous figure, offering an enhanced transition from the flanks to the hips to the thighs.

In addition, liposuction of the hips can actually make the breasts appear larger and make the buttocks appear rounder and more defined. In short, this procedure can improve the proportions of the entire body.

Hip Liposuction: The Procedure

To begin the procedure, Dr. Wiener will administer general or local anesthesia, and then create small incision in the target areas.

Next, he will insert a cannula, a thin, steel tube, through the incisions. By slowly moving the cannula back and forth, he will break up the fat cells, and then remove them from the body using suction.

When performing liposuction, Dr. Wiener will sculpt the hips by removing fat from strategic locations. This will ensure even and smooth results.

Personalized Treatment for Optimal Results

No two patients are the same. That is why we customize every treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual. During your initial consultation with Dr. Wiener, he will consider several different factors to determine the right treatment for you.

For example, he will assess:

  • The amount of fat that has accumulated in the hips
  • How the hips blend in with the surrounding areas, such as the flanks and thighs
  • How the fat in the hips is distributed
  • Your body proportions in general

Recovery after Liposuction of the Hips

In most cases, recovery after liposuction is relatively quick, especially if tumescent liposuction, a less invasive method, is used. Patients can expect some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising. These side effects will diminish over time but can be mitigated with over-the-counter medications.

The length of your recovery will depend on the extent of the procedure. Patients who have larger areas treated will typically need a few more days of healing.

Following your procedure, you will be provided with a comprehensive list of post-operative guidelines. These should be followed closely to ensure a comfortable and successful recovery.

Contact Our Practice

If you want a slimmer, more youthful looking figure, consider what liposuction of the hips can do for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wiener. Contact us online or call us at (480) 596-6886.

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Dr. Steven Wiener

Steven H. Wiener, MD

With over 25 years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wiener is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. He is affiliated with the following prestigious organizations:

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc.
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To get started on your journey, request a consultation or call (480) 596-6886.

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