Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty ("fat modeling"), liposculpture
suction lipectomy ("suction-assisted fat removal"), or simply lipo, is
a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different
sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen,
thighs, and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms, and elsewhere.
Several factors limit the amount of fat that can be safely removed in
one session. Ultimately, the operating physician and the patient make
the decision. There are negative aspects to removing too much fat.
Unusual "lumpiness" and/or "dents" in the skin can be seen in those
patients "over-suctioned". The more fat removed, the higher the
surgical risk. While reports of people removing 50 pounds (20 kg
or around 4 stone) of fat have been claimed, the contouring possible
with liposuction may cause the appearance of weight loss to be
greater than the actual
amount of fat removed. The procedure may be performed under
general, regional, or local anesthesia. The safety of the technique
relates not only to the amount of tissue removed but to the choice
of anesthetic and the patient's overall health. It is ideal for the
patient to be as fit as possible before the procedure and not to have
smoked for several months.
Watch the video for a better
understanding of the techinque
we use for liposuction .