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Approximately how much surgical time is necessary for liposuction of the flanks?
Liposuction of the flanks takes an hour or two, depending on exactly what needs to be removed. The incisions are very short and placed as inconspicuously as possible but where all the area of concern can be reached. Also, there needs to be at least two for each area since they need to be at 90 degrees to reduce the risk of irregularities.