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Dr. George H. Sanders
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Liposuction is the gold standard for removing isolated pockets of fat throughout the body and creating a beautiful body contour. While you are probably familiar with liposuction for the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, what you may not know is that it can help improve other areas of the body, too! Here, Dr. George Sanders reveals five surprising problem areas that can be improved through liposuction.

Jowls/ Chin Area

Aging can cause fat to accumulate along the jawline (forming jowls) and underneath the chin. Since the face is a focal point, these excess fat deposits are especially problematic. Luckily, liposuction can be used to slim the jawline, reduce a “double chin” and create a more sculpted and defined appearance.


Excess fat on the neck can make it look soft and squishy; it can also blur the definition between the chin and the neck. Removing neck fat gives the neck a more elegant and refined contour.

Male Chest

Liposuction can be a great option for men that have enlarged, feminine-looking breasts due to excess pockets of fatty tissue. By removing the excess fat, liposuction can flatten and firm the chest area for a more classically masculine look. Keep in mind that chest liposuction is only appropriate if the breast skin has retained good tone and elasticity, and there is little or no glandular tissue; otherwise, male breast reduction surgery may be the better option. This would also include liposuction along with breast tissue removal.

Upper Back (Bra Line)

Excess fat of the upper back can be bothersome, especially for women, as the fat can bulge around the restrictive band of a bra or bathing suit. Liposuction removes these fat deposits so the area is flatter and firmer.


If fat has accumulated on the ankles and affects the definition from calf to ankle (causing what some people refer to as “cankles”), liposuction can refine the area beautifully. The procedure treats the localized fat deposits to create an elegant contour in the lower legs. If the fat is more widespread, the entire leg, from hip to ankle, can be treated.

Contact Dr. George Sanders

If you are interested in liposuction treatment for your abdomen, neck, ankles or another area of your body, contact Dr. George Sanders. He would be happy to speak with you about your treatment options during a personal consultation. Please call (818) 981-3333 or email us today to make an appointment.