Back and Bra roll Liposuction
The Back Fat
Liposuction of back in women can produce noticeable improvements. The back fat can be divided into:
- Bra roll: the fat pad that bulges just below the bra strap
- Back of arm fat pad
- Back of the waists and hips fat pad
- Tailbone fat pad.
- Buffalo hump: fat pad which is located on the upper back near the neck
Back Fat is Fibrous
Back fat is fibrous and very stubborn to liposuction. The fat on the back seems to contain a higher proportion fibrous tissue than the fat in other areas of the body. The highly fibrous nature of fat in the back area makes liposuction a challenge. This dense fat is nearly impossible to penetrate with large instuments. However with the use of microcannulas and tumescent infiltration this area can be successfully treated.
Best result is achieved with liposuction followed by weight loss by dieting. Liposuction after a large weight loss is less satisfactory. So patients with rolls of fat on the back, liposuction is relatively easy if the patient is near her maximum all-time weight. For mildly overweight patients who do not have excessively fat back, liposuction can also provide great improvement. However, if a patient gains a significant amount of weight after liposuction, then some of the benefit of liposuction may be reversed.
Incision Sites Scarring
The skin on the back is especially prone to scarring surrounding incision sites. The number of incisions placed on the back should be kept at the minimum. Trauma to the skin near an incision site can result in a dark mark.
Microcannulas thta Dr. Simoni uses are better than larger traditional cannulas for avoiding unnecessary trauma to the skin near incision sites on the back. Also hyperpigmentation at incision sites for liposuction seems more likely to occur on the back than do incisions located more laterally toward the sides. Thus when doing liposuction on the back, dr. Simoni will often place incisions sites as far laterally as is practical.
Risks of Back liposuction
Because there is no deep layer fat on the back so too much liposuction could injure the skin. The consequence of excessive liposuction that injures the skin is a permanent discoloration of the skin.
After back liposuction
After liposuction, you require adequate coverage with super-absorbent pads, held in place with an appropriate compression garment for a couple of days.