AFTER PHOTOGRAPH: This is a posterior truncal view of a 33 year old woman who lost 100 pounds over a 10 month period with diet and exercise. The remaining excess fatty deposits in the upper buttocks or "love handles" were partially treated with liposuction performed from the front during her abdominoplasty. A noticeable improvement in their appearance occured as a result. This type of treatment does not add much time to the time required to perform an abdominoplasty. More complete treatment of this area can be achieved by performing liposuction from the back as well as from the front. Many patients opt for this as well, although this woman's result shows that a noticeable improvment can be achieved by performing liposuction from the front alone along with the abdominoplasty.