Liposuction is a procedure that helps to shape the body by eliminating unwanted excess fats in certain parts of the body such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.Liposuction known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy over the last decade has benefited from many new recovery techniques. Nowadays, a number of new techniques such as the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (VASER), tumescent technique, and super-wet technique help selected patients to achieve more accurate results and faster recovery.Women can undergo liposuction in the regions of under the chin, hips, thighs, abdomen, armpit, and breast.
Common liposuction regions for men are under the chin and waist circumference. The liposuction method is also used to reduce large male breasts known as gynecomastia.
Healthy people having a normal weight, flexible skin and excess fat bags are good candidates for the surgery.Normal weight people with regional fat depositions such as excess fat deposits in the buttocks, hips, and thighs are the best candidates for vaser liposuction. The surgeon inserts a catheter inside the small incisions made on the skin. There is a vacuum pressure at the tip of the tube which suctions fats.
After the surgery, wearing clothes that cover the body helps to reduce swelling.
Although the liposuction method is not a substitute for a diet and exercises, it is possible to remove stubborn fat regions that do not respond to classic weight loss methods.
If you are thinking about liposuction, this article will inform you about a basic understanding of how this procedure is applied and how you will look and feel after the surgery. Since many situations vary according to personal conditions, you may not find answers to all your questions. Please ask your doctor what you want to learn.