Liposuction (also lipoplasty and body contouring) is a process that uses a medical suction device to remove unwanted fat from areas of the body that may not have responded to exercise and weight loss activities. The usual target areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, chin or neck. Liposuction can be used to shape (or contour) these areas. Additionally, liposuction may be used for breast reduction or treatment of gynecomastia (man boobs).
Liposuction should not be considered a weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. If you are overweight, it is healthier, and you are more likely to lose weight, using diet and exercise. More drastically the medical processes for weight loss are the bariatric procedures, such as gastric bypass surgery.
Candidates for liposuction typically have too much body fat in specific areas but usually are maintaining a stable body weight. If a patient only requires the removal of a small amount of fat, the liposuction may be done in a consulting room but if a large amount of fat needs to be removed (or if multiple procedures are being undertaken it may take place in a hospital).
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When someone puts on weigh their fat cells increase in size and number. Liposuction aims to reduce the number of fat cells in the target area. The amount of fat removed will depends on the location and the volume of existing fat. Some areas only require a small amount of liposuction.
The contour changes from liposuction are usually permanent as long as the patient’s weight remains stable. After liposuction, the skin forms to the new contours of the areas. The skin will be smooth if there is good skin tone and elasticity, however, if the skin is thin and has poor elasticity, it may appear loose.
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Liposuction is popular because it allows you to reshape most areas of your body with very little risk from the surgery. This procedure is a very common cosmetic surgery technique because of its high safety record.
Some fatty deposits are extremely resistant to exercise and diet programs. You can exercise well and eat a healthy diet and still have problem areas where your fat tissue concentrates in certain areas or is distributed unevenly over your body. Liposuction can help a woman get that hourglass figure or a man to get his chiseled body..
To be eligible for liposuction, it is important to be in good health and without conditions that may complicate surgery, such as a weak immune system, poor blood flow, coronary artery disease, or diabetes.
The risk of complications increases the larger the amount of fat to be removed. Talk to your surgeon or general practitioner about these risks before making a decision.
Liposuction does have risks associated with surgery, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Also there are possible complications specific to liposuction: