What is liposuction?

, July 5, 2012


Liposuction is a plastic surger that involves removing fat deposits from the body.  The fat is removed using a tube that is inserted beneath the skin.  The fat is then sucked out of the body using a vacum like device called a cannula.

Liposuction is performed on various parts of the body for example the hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks and even the uppser arms, back and neck.  Over 300,000 liposuction procedures are performed every single year.  About 90 percent of the people who get liposuction are women.

Recovery from liposuction can take several weeks and often a compression girdle like garment is worn.  All of the swelling and after after effects of the surgery are generally resolved several months later.  One of the complications of liposuction is if too much fat is removed leaving loose skin, or if uneven amounts of fat are removed leaving lumpiness.

Liposuction costs several thousand dollars for a small area and can be substantially more expensive than that if more than one area of the body is treated requiring the patient to go under general anesthesia.

Liposuction plastic surgery, also known simply as “lipo”


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