Other names used to refer to this surgery include:
- “Lipo” (by patients)
The goal of this procedure is to reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the body contour.
The areas which can be treated with liposuction include: Abdomen, waist, chest, armpit, upper arms, back, hips and buttocks, thighs, inner knee and the neck (below the chin).
The fat is suctioned out the body using thin cannulas through small incisions measuring 3-4 millimeters
The removed fat can be injected into the areas desired for permanent augmentation (For example: buttocks, hips, face)
Women who are in good medical health and at their ideal body weight or slightly overweight.
Women who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.
Women who have realistic expectations.
No candidates for liposuction:
Women who have loose skin after pregnancies or weight loss.
Women who smoke and who are not able to leave smoking for 3 months (six week before surgery and six weeks after surgery). chemicals from smoking may cause healing complications.
It is necessary about two weeks of relative rest. This means that bed rest is not necessary, but it is recommended to stay at home and avoid strenuous activities.
Having a supportive friend or relative is needed for care at home the first week after surgery.
The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.
Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.