Flank Liposuction

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Flank liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can help you achieve the slim and shapely midsection that you have always wanted. It involves the removal of excess fat from the flank area in order to get rid of the “love handles” that commonly affect this area of the body. 

Dr. Michael Omidi provides beautiful results with flank liposuction procedures in Beverly Hills. Dedicated to changing his patients’ lives for the better, Dr. Omidi works meticulously to sculpt attractive and natural-looking results. For more information, call (310) 281-0155 or contact us online.

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About Flank Liposuction

Having pockets of excess fat on the flanks, also known as “love handles,” is an unfortunate issue that many people have with their bodies. You could be in great shape, eating healthy and exercising regularly, yet you just can’t seem to burn off the fat on your flanks. This can disrupt an otherwise fit-looking figure, creating a bulge in an area where there should be a smooth contour leading into the waistline. The flanks are a focal point of a person’s silhouette, serving as a visual anchor point for the lower torso. When stubborn fat cells refuse to go away despite hard work in the gym and a disciplined diet, the unsightly bulge of love handles can be incredibly frustrating. Excess fat in this area can bunch up and hang over the belt line, as well as show through tight-fitting tops. For men, it can affect masculine presentation, with flanks protruding outwards where traditional male physiques taper toward a muscular V-shape. To help combat this issue, Dr. Omidi performs flank liposuction on his patients in Beverly Hills.

Flank liposuction is a specific application of liposuction, a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat cells in isolated pockets around the body that are resistant to weight-loss efforts. This is a highly common aesthetic issue that many people face, making liposuction the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world. (1) Liposuction involves making small incisions in the areas of skin surrounding the targeted pockets of excess fat. Through these incisions, surgeons use a thin tool called a cannula to break up the fat cells. This prepares the fat for liposuction, making it easier on the surrounding tissue when it is removed. (2) In turn, the patient will experience less discomfort and require less downtime for recovery. When the fat has been properly broken up, the surgeon uses medical suction through the cannula to remove the fat from the body. Depending on the patient’s appearance, they will selectively remove fat from the area of treatment to sculpt a natural contour. Dr. Omidi often combines flank liposuction with abdominal liposuction, allowing him to enhance the beauty of the patient’s entire midsection. 

Benefits of Flank Liposuction

There are several convenient benefits to receiving a flank liposuction procedure from Dr. Omidi

  • Achieving slimmer and more toned flanks
  • Removing “love handles” entirely
  • Restoring your confidence in your midsection and your appearance in general
  • Feeling comfortable in a swimsuit and tighter-fitting clothing
  • Renewed motivation to stay fit and healthy

Dr. Omidi takes his time during his procedures, putting his all into providing the best possible results

Who is a Candidate for Flank Liposuction?

If you are considering undergoing a flank liposuction procedure with Dr. Omidi, there are some factors that will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, so you should already be close to your target weight. The purpose of liposuction is to remove isolated pockets of fat that remain despite weight-loss efforts. If you are considerably overweight, receiving liposuction without leading a healthy lifestyle before and after the procedure will likely not provide lasting results. You should be in good health to ensure proper healing and an uncomplicated recovery. You should also have realistic expectations about what flank liposuction can do to improve your appearance. 

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, Dr. Omidi can walk you through the flank liposuction procedure. He wants his patients to make informed decisions before undergoing cosmetic surgery, and he will gladly answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Together you can discuss your beauty goals, and he can examine your flanks to determine exactly how he can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. He will want to know about your medical history in depth to custom-tailor your treatment and avoid possible complications. Come prepared to answer questions about your past surgeries, medical conditions that you have, and prescription medications that you take. He will also want to run some tests to assess your current condition. If you are a good candidate for flank liposuction, we can schedule your procedure appointment. Dr. Omidi will provide an accurate cost estimate and instructions for preparation. To schedule your personal consultation, call (310) 281-0155 or fill out this form.


Your personalized preparation instructions will be based on the information Dr. Omidi gathers at your personal consultation. These will mostly have to do with the medicines that you take. Beyond this, there are a few general steps you can take to help us bring you the results that you desire. If you are not already at your target weight, do your best to reach it before your procedure. This will help Dr. Omidi know exactly how much excess fat he should remove to make your results look natural. If you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible, and wait until after you have recovered if you need to continue. Smoking constricts the blood vessels, which can lead to problems during surgery and may negatively impact your ability to heal. For similar reasons, avoid blood-thinning substances like Vitamin E, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory medications. When your surgery is complete, you will still be under the residual effects of anesthesia, so you should arrange for a ride home from our facilities. You will also benefit from preparing a space in your home for recovery. Your mobility will be limited, so place everything you will need within reach and stock up on healthy food to facilitate your healing. 

Flank Liposuction Procedure

To begin your flank liposuction procedure, we will administer general anesthesia to ensure that you are asleep throughout the duration of your treatment. Dr. Omidi will make the necessary incisions around your flanks to begin the liposuction process. He will make the incisions in locations that can be hidden by clothing or that move along the natural creases and contours of your body. He will then use a cannula to prepare your fat for removal and proceed to remove it with great care and precision. He will remove varying amounts of fat from the different parts of your flanks to accentuate the natural shape of your body. Dr. Omidi performs flank liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis. When the procedure is complete, you will be monitored as the anesthesia wears off and you may go home when you feel comfortable.


Recovery from flank liposuction will require rest, relaxation, and some downtime from work. You may experience noticeable swelling, bruising, and sensitivity in your treatment area for a few days immediately following your procedure. To aid the reduction of swelling, Dr. Omidi will require you to wear a compression garment. If you are experiencing a distracting level of discomfort, Dr. Omidi can prescribe medication to help you through this period. Avoid strenuous activity for a full month after your procedure. If you feel up to it, you can return to work after the first week of recovery. If your job requires lots of physical activity, you may want to wait longer. 


After one to two months, your swelling will go completely down and you will be able to see the full transformative results of your flank liposuction procedure. Your hips and waistline will appear tight and fit, and your midsection will be considerably more contoured. Liposuction will permanently remove excess fat cells from your body, so the aesthetic results of your procedure will remain if you maintain a steady weight

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

Dr. Omidi offers additional procedures that can be combined with flank liposuction or performed in addition to your procedure to complement your results. 

Abdominal Liposuction

Abdominal liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can remove excess fat from the abdomen. The abdomen is one of the most important parts of the body when it comes to looking fit and attractive. When your abdominal fat persists despite doing ab exercises and eating healthy, abdominal liposuction is an effective solution. The procedure is similar to the flank liposuction described above. Both procedures can be combined to provide all-around results for your lower torso.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a cosmetic treatment that utilizes excess fat removed during liposuction in areas of the body that can benefit from added volume. Some of these areas include the face, the buttocks, the breasts, and the hands. A popular version of this treatment is the Brazilian butt lift (BBL). If you want to repurpose the fat from your flank liposuction, you can have this discussion at your consultation.

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How Much Does Flank Liposuction Cost in Beverly Hills?

To learn more about how much flank liposuction costs with Dr. Omidi, call (310) 281-0155 or visit our contact page.


Is flank liposuction painful?

Flank liposuction usually requires general anesthesia, so any potential for discomfort during surgery is eliminated. It is possible to experience some discomfort during recovery, but this can be alleviated with prescription medication from your surgeon.

How soon after flank liposuction will I see results?

Your flanks will appear slimmer immediately after surgery, though swelling will obscure the final results for one to two months. When the swelling has gone down completely, you will be able to see the precise aesthetic results of your flank liposuction procedure.

Are the results of flank liposuction permanent?

Once your surgeon removes the excess fat cells from your flanks, they will not come back. However, fat cells that remain are subject to growth based on diet and lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle will be key to maintaining your results. 


  1. Chia CT, Neinstein RM, Theodorou SJ. Evidence-Based Medicine: Liposuction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017;139(1):267e. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000002859 
  2. Bartow MJ, Raggio BS. Liposuction. PubMed. Published 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK563135/