Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and neck. It is typically performed under local or general anaesthesia and involves making small incisions in the skin, then using a cannula to suction out the fat.
Advantages of liposuction include:
- Improved body contour and shape
- Decreased size of specific body areas
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
The procedure is not meant for weight loss, but rather to contour and reshape specific areas of the body that have stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.
Candidates for liposuction include those who are in good overall health, close to their ideal body weight, and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. People with good skin elasticity and minimal loose skin in the target area are more likely to achieve optimal results.
Recovery from liposuction typically involves wearing compression garments for several weeks to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks after the procedure.
Liposuction is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure that can help improve body contour and shape by removing excess fat from specific areas of the body. However, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of the procedure and to have realistic expectations for the results. If you are considering liposuction, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if the procedure is right for you.