Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to shape the body by permanently removing localized fat deposits that plague certain areas of the body.
Liposuction surgery can be performed on various parts of the body such as the face, neck, upper arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, calves, buttocks, breast region and the back.
The fat is located between the skin and muscle. The procedure is performed using a suction device attached to a small, stainless steel called a cannula (hollow tube).
The cannula is inserted into the fatty areas removing excess fat using a suction pump or a large syringe. The fatty layer collapses after the surgery resulting in a smooth and improved body contour.
The liposuction surgery is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a form of body contouring in areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. The fat can be removed from more than one part of the body during a single surgical procedure but there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be safely removed in one session.
Liposuction is also referred to as liposculpture, lipoplasty or suction-assisted lumpectomy.
Types of Liposuction Surgery
There are several types of liposuction surgery procedures available which include: