Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. In some cases it is performed alone, in other cases it is used with a male or female breast reduction, or a tummy tuck to enhance results. Liposuction is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise, nor a treatment for obesity or cellulite.
- Permanently reshape body contours
- Eliminate excess fat deposits in areas that are disproportionately large in an otherwise balanced figure
- Reduce fat deposits in cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, breast or chest, back, abdomen and waist, hips and buttocks, thighs, inner knees, and calves and ankles
- Secondary procedures may be recommended to reduce excess skin.
- Are an adult of any age and close to your ideal weight
- Have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- Are healthy and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that would impair healing
- Don’t smoke
- Have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind
Surgical vacuum procedure Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires incisions in or near the area to be suctioned for insertion of an appropriately sized cannula. The incisions are small and only one stitch is required for closure. Once the cannula tip has loosened excess fat, the fat is removed using a surgical vacuum or powered suction device. The amount of fat removed is limited to five liters to make the procedure as safe as possible. Fat grafting Manual suctioning with a syringe is more commonly used when fat removal areas are small and very isolated or when it is planned that fat will be processed and reinjected in other areas of the body. This procedure may be used to fill in wrinkles or hollow areas of the body.