With swimsuit season coming fast, it’s time to consider how to deal with those problem areas that just never seem to go away. 

Sometimes, despite the right diet and regular exercise, there are areas of fat that seem like they’ll be with you forever. 

Gender plays a large role in exactly where fat collects in your body. The problem area for men is the stomach, while women tend to store fat in their hips, thighs, and backside. 

Though diet and exercise are important, sometimes body fat is just plain persistent, refusing to leave these areas. Fortunately, there are solutions.


Liposuction is an effective way to contour one’s problem body areas, wherever they may be. The liposuction procedure removes fat collecting just beneath your skin. This subcutaneous fat is the hard-to-lose “soft” fat you can pinch. With liposuction, once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good!

Liposuction is an excellent way to remove fat from specific areas of the body—including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Supplement liposuction with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Weight that is lost is more likely to stay off. 



Today, liposuction is a popular cosmetic treatment. Besides looking better, people who have chosen liposuction often have more self-confidence and motivation to get serious about a healthier lifestyle

To get ready for vacations and swimsuits, it’s likely that hips may be one of the hardest areas to trim down on our own; however, they’re also one of the most successful areas to show improvement after liposuction. In a short time, you’ll see your dress or pants size reduced.

Liposuction won’t smooth cellulite dimples or remove stretch marks, but there are other procedures that can. Mikel Lo, M.D.  will answer all your questions and discuss the benefits and risks during your consultation. 

The good news is that healing from a liposuction treatment usually just takes a few weeks. Swelling will go down and the problem area, like hips, will begin to tighten and, before summer ends, the entire hip area should look leaner and tighter. 


There is an exciting new procedure for trimming hips and it’s available in Tucson at About Faces Cosmetic Surgery. Renuvion J-Plasma radio frequency cosmetic technology is a revolutionary surgery that combats signs of aging and is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten skin. Cosmetic surgery experts, including Dr. Lo, call it one of the most exciting advances to the field that they’ve seen in years.

Renuvion provides dramatic results with minimal recovery time. The ground-breaking technique can also reduce wrinkles and is perfect for those who’ve had a facelift and would like an occasional touch-up.

Renuvion delivers even, controlled energy with exceptional precision. It’s used to apply energy beneath the skin, which causes a gentle contraction of  tissue. The effects of Renuvion may continue to improve over time, though surgeons report that the effect of the tissue contraction is noticeable immediately after the procedure. 

If these or any other of our non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures interest you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mikel Lo and his talented, professional  staff, including 2 trained nurse injectors, at About Faces Cosmetic Surgery. Contact us today! And have a great summer!

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