Liposuction is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure these days. It consists of eliminating and “sucking” fat from the body. The most commonly used areas of the body are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and back. Fat is removed with a hollow instrument called a cannula which is inserted under the skin.
5 key points about liposuction
- Liposuction is a procedure often performed on an outpatient basis. You can therefore expect to return home the same day as the procedure.
- The operation is normally performed under general anesthesia by a specialist surgeon
- Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or for weight loss. This is a cosmetic procedure with a subtle effect in removing stubborn fat in certain areas of the body that are difficult to target.
- Liposuction carries risks such as infections and scarring if not performed properly by a specialist surgeon
- Liposuction permanently removes fatty masses and changes the shape of the body. A healthy lifestyle is to be favored by the patient to maintain the result.
Areas targeted by liposuction
Generally, the areas of the body targeted by liposuction are:
- The abdomen
It should be mentioned that the objective of liposuction is purely aesthetic and that the latter is not focused on physical health.
After the operation, the patient will need to wear supportive bandages for the targeted area, take antibiotics or pain relievers to relieve the inflammation. A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled to remove the stitches. People who maintain their weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle can generally expect permanent results.