Liposuction

Definition - What does Liposuction mean?

Liposuction is a procedure in which stubborn fat that you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise is removed. Doctors use a saline solution, ultrasound, or lasers to liquify the fat. Thereafter it can be sucked out mechanically through a thin tube called a cannula.

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Liposuction is most often used to shape the tummy, thighs, buttocks, or hips, but it can also be used to remove fat from other areas such as below the chin, the upper arms, and even the back. Men with stubborn fat deposits often choose to have liposuction done to remove fat from the chest area. Sometimes, surgeons will combine liposuction with other plastic surgery techniques, for example, facelifts.

The fat cells are permanently removed, but if you eat more calories than your body uses after the procedure, new fat cells will form. Liposuction results are therefore only permanent if you are careful about your diet and get sufficient exercise after the procedure has been carried out. It’s also worth noting that liposuction cannot remove cellulite.

Although it may sound like an easy way to lose unwanted weight, liposuction is not a cure for obesity. Rather, it is a way of getting rid of stubborn fat when you are within about 30 percent of your ideal body weight. Your overall health should be good, your skin should be healthy and flexible, and you should not be a smoker. Liposuction is a form of minor surgery, and recovery time depends on individual circumstances. Doctors will advise a break from strenuous exercise.

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