Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. The procedure is typically performed on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and neck.
During liposuction, a small incision is made in the targeted area, and a thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the incision to suction out the excess fat. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's preferences.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery, and it is not recommended as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Rather, it is intended to remove stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The results of liposuction are typically long-lasting, and can improve the overall appearance of the treated area.
Like any surgical procedure, liposuction does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, and complications from anesthesia. It is important for patients to have a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as their individual goals and expectations.