Where on the Body Can You Get Liposuction?

Body sculpting techniques have evolved a great deal in the past few years. Today, you have a range of options to choose from to help target stubborn areas of unwanted fat that seem to linger no matter how much you diet or exercise. While some patients opt for a non-surgical option like CoolSculpting, nothing is quite as effective as liposuction. Its versatility, promise of accelerated results, and short recovery time keep this procedure at the top of the list for best surgical body sculpting options.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Some people are genetically predisposed to carry fat in specific areas. No matter how much time you spend working out in the gym or eating healthy meals, nothing seems to affect these trouble spots. Stubborn fat deposits can create bulges even if you are slim. Liposuction can restore balance to your figure, boost your self-confidence, ease pain or bodily discomfort, and even help you find clothes that will fit your body better.

Popular Areas of the Body Where Liposuction Can Remove Fat


While some fat in the buttocks is often desirable, having excess fat removed can help provide you with a more even shape, minimize dimpling, and make your figure look more proportionate.

Love Handles

The waist and flanks, often called the “love handles” or the infamous “muffin top,” are other typical areas for liposuction. For many patients, getting rid of love handles and achieving the smooth, contoured waist they desire through diet and exercise alone can be challenging, time-consuming, and often futile. Liposuction is here to help you see results at a much faster rate.

Upper Arms

“Bat wings” are the extra layer of fat underneath the arms that keeps waving long after you’ve stopped. This issue can affect men and women, but is especially common for women as they age. Even if you’re not overweight, the unpleasant “arm jiggle” is due to lack of muscle tone in the triceps area and is difficult to target through exercise alone. Liposuction can help smooth and tighten the area for a firmer, toned appearance.


Your abdomen consists of upper and lower regions. The lower abs are responsible for the “muffin top,” which makes it one of the most popular places for liposuction. The upper region between your belly button and ribs can also hold a stubborn layer of fat. Liposuction in these areas can help you achieve a smoother, sleeker profile.


The hips are another popular area for liposuction for women who want to smooth and shape their hips by removing excess fat deposits. Doing so can help create a more well-defined shape that can also improve the look of the buttocks.


The back is probably not the first place that comes to your mind when you think of getting liposuction, but it can eliminate those dreaded “bra rolls.”


Patients who want to reduce excess cheek and neck fat choose liposuction to achieve a smooth, defined jawline and slimmer neck.


Dr. Zochowski can treat the three thigh areas separately or together. Outer thigh liposuction will enhance your overall leg shape, while inner thigh fat removal will help achieve that coveted “thigh gap.” Finally, posterior thigh liposuction will to give the buttocks a firmer, more defined appearance.


While some women choose to undergo chest/breast liposuction, this procedure is more common for men than women. Men who suffer from gynecomastia or older men who have lost muscle mass can look to liposuction to remove excess fat from the chest.

Liposuction in Columbus, Ohio

If you’re one of the many struggling with unwanted fat deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise alone, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Zochowski to book a liposuction consultation and start your journey to being more comfortable in your skin. For more information, call (614) 490-7500 or contact us online.