Can liposuction get rid of back rolls?

Extra skin and fat on the back could lead to back rolls that can be treated in a multitude of ways. David M. Kahn, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and ASAPS Member from Palo Alto, CA discusses the various treatment options in this video.

Whether liposuction alone will be enough to treat back rolls is dependent on the degree of the condition (how large the rolls are) and the quality of the skin.

Liposuction can treat back rolls if they are a result of extra fat and the skin is tight. However, once the fat is removed, the roll may deflate showing an excess of loose skin. If the rolls are larger and/or there is an excess of loose skin, then you may require skin excision which results in a scar.

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This video was filmed during The Aesthetic Meeting 2014 - the largest meeting of board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons learning about the latest advancements for facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, breast revision, breast reduction and liposuction, among other topics.