Flanks Liposuction

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flanks liposuction procedure

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat on the sides of your abdomen and back?

Say goodbye to those side rolls and muffin top! If you are tired of unwanted bulges on your hips or waist, don’t resign yourself to shapewear for the rest of your life. Instead, consider Liposuction of the flanks for life-changing results.

Liposuction is a fat-elimination method that will not only eliminate the fat from your flanks, it will also contour the treated area to dramatically improve your overall figure. Liposuction of the flanks has given both men and women a smooth, healthy silhouette to feel good about. 

If diet and exercise have not delivered your ideal body contours, Liposuction of the flanks will get rid of your love handles for good.

We invite you to call our helpful staff to schedule an informative consultation at A Better You Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center today.

About Liposuction of the Flanks

Liposuction of the Flanks is a safe, beneficial procedure that will eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the sides of the abdomen and back. Due to the fact that Dr. Herve Gentile skillfully contours the body with the most advanced liposuction methods available, the results are impressive and look natural. Dr. Gentile has the skill and expertise necessary to achieve outcomes that compliment the different needs of the male and female body. 

Every flanks liposuction procedure is customized to the patient’s individual goals. 

The technique used to perform your liposuction of the flanks will depend on Dr. Gentile’s professional recommendations, the needs of your unique case, and your personal preference. 

Liposuction requires only a tiny incision, a slim cannula, and tumescent fluid to perform. You will be back to work within a few days of liposuction of the flanks. You will be able to return to your usual schedule within two weeks. Within six weeks you will be able to show off your smoother, slimmer abdominal contour. 

Flank liposuction is an excellent body contouring solution by itself or in combination with a tummy tuck or broader Mommy Makeover procedure. 

Types of Liposuction

The liposuction technique that Dr. Gentile uses will depend on the needs of your case. Dr. Gentile will go over all your options with you during your private consultation in order to help determine which plan is right for you. 

Dr. Gentile uses the following liposuction methods to slim and sculpt the flanks:

Tumescent, Wet, and Superwet Technique

Dr. Gentile most frequently performs superwet tumescent liposuction with the assistance of additional liposuction methods. 

To perform tumescent liposuction, tumescent fluid is first injected into the treatment area. Tumescent fluid is a solution made of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine, a local anesthetic. The tumescent fluid will numb the area as well as cause the fat cells to swell, making the fat easier to dislodge and remove. The epinephrine will also reduce bleeding in the treatment area, which produces less post-procedure bruising and swelling.

Internal Ultrasound

Internal Ultrasound Liposuction emits ultrasound frequency waves from the cannula to break down unwanted fat deposits. The method is advanced, safe, and highly effective. If Dr. Gentile will be addressing a larger quantity of stubborn fat on the flanks, he frequently chooses ultrasound-assisted liposuction to break down the fat deposits for removal. 

External Ultrasound

An external ultrasound can be applied to help break down stubborn fat deposits. External ultrasound can be performed at the conclusion of a liposuction procedure in order to improve results and make sure all unwanted fat will be eliminated from the area. Any fat that is broken down by the external ultrasound is disposed of through natural processes in the body over the weeks following the procedure. This technology is along the lines of what Ultherapy uses to achieve non-invasive facelift results. Dr. Gentile applies this fat elimination and skin tightening method only occasionally. 

Laser Lipo (Lipolysis)

Laser-assisted liposuction applies targeted light energy to melt fat, making it easier to remove gently from the flanks. The “laser” is emitted safely from a fiber optic housed in the tip of the cannula. Laser-assisted liposuction is minimally invasive. The use of the laser reduces post-procedure bruising and swelling. Laser Lipo has the added benefit of tightening the skin. It can be performed close to the dermis in order to improve sculpting outcomes.

Laser Liposuction is particularly effective for removing smaller amounts of fat from the flanks. 

Laser lipo can be safely performed with the assistance of local anesthesia. This reduces both the cost and recovery time of the procedure compared to the expense and downtime associated with general anesthesia.  Laser Lipo is not the right choice for every candidate, but for the right patient, it achieves great results. 


Liposculpture refers to the removal of tiny, targeted pockets of fat. The incisions  for liposculpture are very small. The fat is usually removed with a microcannula or a suction device with the assistance of tumescent fluid. Liposculpture achieves precise sculpting outcomes which can be improved with laser liposuction.

Liposuction with Fat Transfer

Liposuction with Fat Transfer is an excellent way to slim and sculpt your flanks while augmenting and sculpting another part of your body as well. Fat Transfer is a popular, safe way to add natural-feeling shape and volume to the breasts, buttocks, or any other part of the body. The fat is your own, so your body accepts the transferred fat without issue. Many women decide to receive liposuction of the flanks and to transfer the collected fat to the buttocks in what is referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift. 


Why do our patients choose flank liposuction with Dr. Gentile? For men and women who are tired of the fat on their flanks, we recommend flank liposuction because it:

  • Eliminates a significant amount of fat within a single procedure
  • Allows you to achieve your ideal body contouring outcomes
  • Eliminates fat for the long-term, especially if the patient avoids significant weight gain
  • Boosts confidence in and out of clothing 
  • Is safe and highly effective 
  • Gets rid of unwanted fat on the flanks 
  • Smooths away “love handles” or “muffin top”
  • Makes major improvements to the patient’s figure overall
  • Makes the buttocks appear larger for a more defined curve
  • Allows you to be back to work in only a few days


You are a good candidate for liposuction of the flanks if you have fat on the sides of your abdomen or back that refuses to budge, no matter how much you diet and exercise. If you have love handles, a muffin top, or flabby flanks, liposuction can get rid of your unwanted fat through a single, comprehensive procedure.

Men and women interested in addressing stubborn fat on their flanks, back, or stomach are good candidates for the benefits of liposuction. 

In order to receive liposuction of the flanks, patients should be in good health, at a stable weight, and free of pre-existing conditions that affect how their body heals. Liposuction is intended to be used as a body contouring solution, not as a replacement for healthy weight loss methods. 

Ideal candidates for liposuction are non-smokers who have open but realistic expectations of the outcomes they will achieve with flank liposuction. 

Consult with Corpus Christi’s Liposuction Expert

Dr. Herve Gentile will be happy to answer any questions you have about liposuction of the flank during your private consultation at A Better You Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. Dr. Gentile will examine your flanks and discuss your desired body contouring outcomes with you. He will also go over your health history to guarantee your liposuction procedure is safe and right for you. 

Every flank liposuction procedure is tailored to the needs of your physique and your desired outcomes.

After he has completed a comprehensive assessment, Dr. Gentile will recommend which liposuction method he believes will achieve your preferred, slim results. If you are interested in receiving the benefits of flank liposuction as a complement to another procedure, like an abdominoplasty or Brazilian Butt Lift, please let Dr. Gentile know and he will gladly go over your treatment plan options with you. 


The details of your flank liposuction will depend on the unique aspects of your case. Dr. Gentile will discuss which liposuction methods will best address your flanks during your private consultation

Your liposuction procedure will last for one to three hours.

Depending on the details of your procedure and your personal preference, you will receive flank liposuction under general anesthesia or comfortably with local anesthesia and sedation. 

Due to the effects of the anesthetic, you will not be able to drive yourself home once your liposuction is complete. We recommend asking a friend or family member to give you a ride home after your treatment. 


You will receive personalized recovery instructions to ensure a satisfactory experience and help you achieve your best results from flank lipo. Bruising and swelling after liposuction are normal. Dr. Gentile’s careful, minimally-invasive liposuction methods guarantee that post-procedure bruising and swelling will be minimal following your surgery.

We will discuss approved methods of relieving any post-procedure discomfort with you.

Bruising and swelling will reduce over the weeks following liposuction of the flanks. With time and proper care, your tiny incision marks will heal. 

Recovery time after liposuction to address love handles will be minimal. You will be able to return to work within a few days to a week of your procedure. You will be able to return to your usual activities and light exercise within two weeks. 


Final outcomes of liposuction of the flanks will be visible within three to six months. You will have a thinner, smoother figure and waistline. Results will look natural and flattering to your body. Your friends will think you’ve lost weight! 

Patients who maintain a stable weight will enjoy the slimming results of their flanks liposuction for years to come! 


How much does flanks liposuction cost?

The price of your liposuction to address the flanks will depend on the details of your treatment plan. Details such as the amount of fat to be removed, the type of liposuction, and the type of anesthesia all play a role in procedure pricing. Once you create a customized treatment plan with Dr. Gentile, you will also receive an appropriate cost breakdown. 

What are flanks on a woman?

The flanks refers to the area that runs along the sides of the body. The flanks extend from the ribcage to the hip bone. This is an area where stubborn fat pockets commonly form. This creates a flabby flank appearance, also known as love handles or muffin top. 

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting for the flanks?

CoolScupting can be an appropriate fat elimination solution for patients with a small amount of fat on their flanks. In general, Dr Gentile recommend patients address smaller deposits of fat on the flanks with laser lipo. CoolSculpting does not achieve the reliable results accomplished with liposuction. CoolSculpting requires many long sessions to achieve results. Risks include numbness and surface irregularities. While CoolSculpting can eliminate fat from the flanks, you see better results across the board with liposuction.


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