Also termed as Lipoplasty and Body Contouring. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, shaping and improving the contours of the body including the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, calves, ankles, chest, back, hips, thighs, chin and neck.
The default type or a traditional type of liposuction entails a suction technique. Through a small incision made, fat is then sucked out through the use of a cannula.
Tumescent liposuction is a technique that by injecting a fluid into the body, causes fat cells to swell thus easier for identification and removal by suction.
Power-assisted liposuction is the combination of the traditional method with added instruments to increase the motion of the cannula. Thus, speeds up fat removal process.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction entails the use of ultrasonic waves to help break down and dissolve fat. Making it easier for removal by suction. This is also great for those requiring larger volumes of fat removal.
Laser-assisted liposuction technique entails the use of laser that works like an ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty. It disrupts the fat cells and makes fat removal more efficient while reducing the trauma.
While it is a good option to remove excess fat, Liposuction does not improve the appearance of cellulite and other skin surface conditions. It is also not a solution for stretch marks. Liposuction isn’t typically considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. You may be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much body fat in specific spots but otherwise have stable body weight.