Most Popular Areas of the Body to Get Liposuction

Published on October 21, 2022
By Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana

Liposuction is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures. Every year, hundreds of thousands of men and women in America undergo this procedure to achieve their cosmetic goals. They choose liposuction to eliminate pockets of stubborn fat that do not respond to exercise and diet.

Even if you are within a healthy weight range, you may still have a layer of pesky fat or flab in a particular area of your body. Fortunately, you can eliminate these problem areas and start living your best life with liposuction.


What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from a body region, or multiple regions. It can help shape, slim, and tone your body to create a figure more appealing to you . Other names for this procedure include lipoplasty, lipectomy, and liposculpture.

You must understand that this is not a weight-loss method or treatment for obesity. Liposuction patients usually have a stable body weight but want to eliminate undesirable fat deposits in specific body areas.

Liposuction does not eliminate stretch marks, dimples, or cellulite. The treatment’s aim is cosmetic and suits those who want to enhance or change the contours of their body. Lipo permanently removes fat cells to alter the shape of the body. However, the residual fat cells will grow if you do not lead a healthy lifestyle after your operation.


Popular Areas of the Body for Liposuction

Liposuction can safely remove a limited amount of fat. Withdrawing too much fat can cause dents or lumpiness in the skin. It can also increase the risk of complications like scarring, numbness, and infection.

Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons can successfully perform this procedure on several body areas. They can also do it in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. Some of the most popular regions for lipo include:


Love Handles

The flanks and waist are some of the most common areas for liposuction. Getting rid of love handles through exercise and diet alone can be very difficult. Fortunately, this procedure can achieve beautiful results if you have reasonable-to-good skin elasticity.



Some fat in the buttocks is desirable, but excess fat can lead to unsightly dimpling. Eliminating excess fat will give you a more proportionate and appealing figure.


Upper Arms

Even if you are not overweight, you can develop an unpleasant arm jiggle due to a lack of muscle tone as you age. You can smooth and tighten your upper arms through this cosmetic procedure for a firmer, more youthful appearance.



Cosmetic surgeons often divide the abdomen into lower and upper regions and address them separately. The lower abdomen is responsible for the feared muffin top, while the upper one can also hold a stubborn layer of fat. Liposculpture suction can help you achieve a sleeker, slimmer profile.

Other popular areas to get liposuction are:


  • The back

  • Face

  • Thighs

  • Lower legs

  • Chest




Are you considering undergoing this cosmetic procedure? The best thing you can do is to choose a reputable facility with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Fontenot and Dr. Lupo. Liposuction is a versatile and flexible treatment option that can help reveal a more confident and attractive you.


For more information on liposuction or to schedule an appointment with us, contact Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana at our office in Lafayette, Louisiana. Call (337) 504-3640 to schedule an appointment today.