Muffin Top Procedure
The muffin top procedure is basically bi-directional tumescent liposuction of the iliac crest rolls, lower flanks and may or may not include the lower abdominal periumbilical area. The following example below is an excellent example of the muffin top procedure in the patient has lipodystrophy adiposity of the periumbilical, lower abdominal flanks and iliac rolls. The patient has a significant amount of bulge and fat in the pre-jean roll area which makes it difficult for her to wear her jeans, as well as can be irritating as well embarrassing at times. This can usually be addressed by the bi-directional lipectomy or flank plasty performed by suctioning fat with tumescent technique in the iliac crest rolls, lower flanks, periumbilical, lower abdominal area. Her smaller procedure can be done under IV sedation. Larger muffin top procedures require general anesthesia in order to remove more significant amounts of fat in a safe manner.