What is Liposuction surgery?

What is Liposuction surgery?

Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Am I a candidate for Liposuction surgery?

Am I a candidate for Liposuction surgery?

You are a good candidate for liposuction if:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You don't smoke (Smoking is not an absolute contraindication but healing is better if you don't smoke)
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

How is Liposuction surgery done?

How is Liposuction surgery done?

Step 1 - Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 - The incision

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.

First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion.

The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

A compression garment which is selected prior to surgery will be placed at the conclusion and worn for 6 weeks to assist smooth healing.

Step 3 - See the results

Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.

With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result.

Before and After - Actual Patient Results

Liposuction Before and After Photos

Liposuction Before and After Photos

Mini Abdominoplasty with Liposuction Before and After Photos

Mini-abdominoplasty with liposuction

Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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