Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, it promises to improve your body contours and proportion. Some plastic surgeons suggest that it may enhancing your self-image.
Which areas of your body can be treated with Liposuction?
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
Hips and buttocks
Abdomen and waist
Cheeks, chin and neck
Calves and ankles
In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.
Things you should know about Liposuction
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.
Lipoplasty is not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks, or loose saggy skin.
How Big is the Incision?
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube called a cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.
Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.
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