Liposuction or Lipoplasty involves cosmetic surgical operation, which removes unwanted fats from various parts of the body. The surgeon re-contours and sculpts the body by extracting unwanted fat deposits. Unwanted fats are removed permanently from the body.
This is done using suction device called cannula connected with a suction pump and introduced into fats via tiny incisions made on the skin. Fat removal takes place as the cannula develops small tunnels through the fats.
Liposuction is certainly one of the fastest ways to reduce fats and body weight. The total amount of fat that can be removed from different areas depends upon the method, patient’s health status, and doctor’s expertise. Usually, a patient loses around 10 pounds after the surgery.
Lipoplasty is possible on areas such as buttocks, thighs, abdomen, neck, behind the arms, and areas, where there is excessive accumulation of fats. In fact, Lipoplasty can be done in smaller areas such as knees or chin too.
A man or a woman can go for liposuction if he or she fulfills the following conditions:
- A person opting for liposuction needs to have a healthy body and mind.
- It is also important to have good elasticity and healthy skin, because as the fat is extracted, the skin needs to respond well to the fresh contour of the body.
- Individuals may go in for this surgery only if they have excess fats, which are not possible to reduce through regular exercises.
The duration of the surgery depends upon the fat accumulation and the area to be treated. Importantly, surgeons execute this surgical operation under local anesthesia.