Seattle plastic surgeon Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS, says he has seen a significant trend in performing liposuction on multiple body areas at once, with nearly half of his recent procedures falling into this category. From 2018 to 2022, approximately 45% of liposuction surgeries conducted by Salemy involved treating two or more areas simultaneously. While some patients still opt for targeting a single area, it has become increasingly common to address multiple areas during liposuction.

Salemy emphasizes the importance of carefully assessing patient safety, individual anatomical considerations, and personalized goals to achieve optimal outcomes while minimizing risks. By combining liposuction treatments, comprehensive results can be achieved for the right candidates. Popular combinations include abdomen with flank or outer thigh liposuction.

The rise in simultaneous liposuction procedures reflects the growing preference among patients to combine liposuction with other plastic surgery treatments. Procedures such as tummy tucks and Brazilian buttock lifts, which involve fat transfer from liposuction, are frequently performed alongside liposuction to enhance overall body aesthetics.

Liposuction has gained immense popularity in the United States, experiencing a surge in demand since the onset of the pandemic. Estimates suggest a staggering increase of up to 66% in the number of liposuction procedures performed during this period, according to data from The Aesthetic Society’s Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics for 2020-2021.

Salemy and his team prioritize patient safety above all else, ensuring a thorough evaluation of each individual’s unique circumstances before proceeding with liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure. As the demand for body contouring treatments continues to rise, the expertise of skilled plastic surgeons like Salemy becomes increasingly valuable in helping patients achieve their desired results while maintaining the highest standards of care.