Liposuction is an excellent cosmetic surgical procedure that can be used to reduce unwanted fat deposits from specific pockets in the body. Liposuction is usually very satisfying for patients, particularly when patients have skin which has maintained its natural stretch and tone. While not a weight loss treatment per se, liposuction can assist with making clothes fit better and contouring the body into ideal proportions.
Most liposuction is performed under a general anesthetic, particularly when multiple areas are treated. Anesthetic solution is injected into the fatty tissue before the liposuction is performed. Very small incisions are made throughout the body, based to where the desired location is determined. A liposuction cannula is repeatedly inserted in the area to be treated, removing the fat with minimal bleeding or discomfort.
Following the procedure, the treated area is wrapped firmly to help reduce pain, bruising, and swelling. The patient may be required to wear a compression garment for about a month. Full normal work activity may be resumed after about a week to 10 days following the procedure. Swelling can persist for several weeks after surgery.
Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to reduce unwanted fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and sides. It is often very effective to reduce fat deposits in areas such as the hips, lower back or thighs that are sometimes resistant to exercise or weight loss.
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