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Liposuction

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure intended to remove fat deposits and shape the body. Fat is removed from under the skin with the use of a vacuum-suction canula (a hollow pen-like instrument) or using an ultrasonic probe that emulfsies (breaks up into small pieces) the fat and then removes it with suction.
Persons with localized fat may decide to have liposuction to remove fat from that area. Liposuction is a procedure for shaping the body and is not recommended for weight loss.
Liposuction may be performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, buttocks, back, neck, or face. A liposuction procedure may include more than one site, for instance, the abdomen, back, and thighs all on the same day.
Liposuction is also used to reduce breast size in men with large breasts (gynecomastia) or to remove fat tumors (lipomas) but it is most commonly used for cosmetic body shaping.

Is liposuction for me?

Areas most commonly treated with liposuction include the chin and neck, hips, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, knees and ankles, and buttocks. This procedure also may be used to treat a condition called gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, which occurs among both teenage and adult men.
The best candidate for this procedure is a person of average or slightly above-average weight, in good health, with a localized area of fat that does not respond well to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not an effective treatment for patients with cellulite (the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks) or loose, saggy skin.

What to Expect?

During liposuction, the fat cells are removed permanently, so if you gain weight after the procedure it usually will not concentrate in the area that was treated. However, it is important to understand that your procedure will not prevent you from gaining weight. To keep your new shape and new weight after liposuction, you must follow a proper diet and exercise plan.

 

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FAQs

Which Body Areas can be treated by Liposuction?


The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, breasts, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks and neck. In men, who comprise about 15% to 25% of liposuction patients, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks ("love-handles"), and breasts. 

Can liposuction be completed on more than one area at the same time?


Yes, liposuction can be done on more than one area at the same time if the amount of fat removed does not exceed the recommended amount within the limits of safety.

Does liposuction cure obesity?


Liposuction should never be viewed as a cure to obesity. The ideal liposuction candidate is within 20 to 30 percent of their ideal body weight and has localized pockets of fat that are diet and exercise resistant.

Does liposuction produce permanent results?


Fat cells removed during liposuction can never grow back. However, to maintain your body shape after your procedure, you need to watch your weight. The results will be permanent as long as you maintain your postoperative weight.