What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular kind of treatment intended to get rid of extra fat deposits or cellulite in the body. Liposuction accomplishes this using a surgical technique.

How does Liposuction work?

Liposuction works by the process of invasive suction. The doctor loosens fat deposits and sucks them out of the body.

What is Liposuction used for?

Liposuction is most often an elective cosmetic surgery used to alter or improve the look of different areas of the body. In some cases, liposuction may contain a medically necessary element if excessive fat is harming the patient in a significant way.

What areas of the body is Liposuction used for?

Liposuction can be performed in any area of the body where extra fat deposits have developed. It is popular for areas of the face and neck, where fat deposits cause skin folds or other structures. The limbs and torso are also often treated with liposuction.

What are the advantages of Liposuction?

Liposuction has been known to be effective in getting rid of fat tissues quickly. Other methods may not be as effective, or take a long time. When a patient seems to be resistant to other treatments, liposuction may be an effective option.

Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?

A good candidate for liposuction is someone without existing infections or similar medical conditions, who is not on many medications and does not have a lot of other existing health issues. Some of the individuals who may be good candidates for liposuction are persons who have been resistant to other weight loss treatments or efforts to reduce cellulite, and who are experiencing health problems due to excessive fat tissue deposits. Doctors identify specific individuals as good or bad candidates for a liposuction procedure.

How is Liposuction performed?

Before the qualified medical professional begins the liposuction, the patient will be treated with various kinds of anesthesia. Some patients may get IV sedation or general anesthesia. Doctors prepare the area for liposuction by working with the tissues manually or using specific tools and resources to identify the areas of fat deposits, and manipulate the deposits under the skin. Then, a cannula or similar device is used to access the deposits. These are sucked out of the body and the access site is closed up.

What is involved in recovery from Liposuction?

After a liposuction procedure, doctors may prescribe painkillers or other medications. The medical professionals who administer liposuction may also provide activity restrictions, dietary restrictions or other restrictions for recovery. Patients will be informed about how to handle the affected area and handle the access site during recovery.

What are the risks of Liposuction?

Various risks and side effects are associated with liposuction. These include the risks of infection, scarring, bleeding and many other potential health hazards. Talk to a qualified doctor about all of the risks and benefits of liposuction before embarking on this kind of treatment plan.

Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

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