Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Female Back
Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) of the female back can produce dramatic improvements.* Dr Stratt concentrates on the following areas:
- The Female Flanks (Infra-scapular back) are located above the waist and below the shoulder blades. This is the unattractive fat that bulges just below the bra strap.
- Posterior axillary fat is located on the upper-outer back near the armpit.
- Posterior waist fat is located above and posterior to the hips.
- Lumbo-sacral fat pad is located in midline of the lower back, just above the tailbone.
- Buffalo hump consists of fat located on the upper back near the neck.
Success of Smartlipo and Tumescent Liposuction (Liposculpture) for the Female Back
The female flanks (Infra-scapular back) is the area on the back just below the bra. The fat in this area is a single subcutaneous layer, with no well-defined deeper fat compartment. This area tends to bulge-out more prominently when wearing a tight bra. As women gain weight the infra-scapular back can accumulate so much fat that the skin and subcutaneous tissue can bunch-up forming parallel rolls of fat. Because the female flanks are fibrous Dr Stratt performs Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction ( Liposculpture ) using microcannulas to remove these rolls of localized fat and provide dramatic improvement.*
For the best results, microcannulas are used to avoid unnecessary trauma to the skin near incision sites when performing Liposculpture on Posterior axillary fat, located on the upper-outer back near the armpit.*
The posterior waist usually contains a significant fat deposit and patients enjoy good results with Liposculpture.*
The relatively small fat deposits on the lower back (Lumbo-Sacral Fat Pads) are easily removed by Smartlipo with Tumescent Liposuction ( Liposculpture ). Caution is always used in the preoperative physical exam of this area. A focal lipoma or hairy birth mark may indicate the presence of a defect in the lower spine. The Lumbo-sacral fat pad which is located in the midline of the lower back, just above the tailbone is another back area where Liposculpture is performed with excellent results.*
Increasing obesity is often associated with an increasingly prominent accumulation of fatty tissue on the mid upper back. This area is known as the Cervico-Dorsal Hump or the Buffalo Hump. Liposculpture of the dorsal hump is easily accomplished and patients are normally very happy with the results.*