What is Liposuction ?

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Liposuction is a plastic surgery used for cosmetic purposes. Lipo – means fat. The prefix “Lipo” is usually used to indicate fat. Removing body fat deposits through suction is “Liposuction”. This surgery is adopted to improve shape of an over weighted person’s body. Excess fat deposits, which spoil the body shape, are removed through this modern method. Lipoplasty and suction lipectomy are other names given to this surgery.

The excess body fat is removed through suction. A large syringe or a vacuum suction device is inserted into fat deposits through an incision to perform this cosmetic surgery. This surgery may involve more than one session, depending upon the amount of fat to be removed through suction. These sessions are planned by plastic surgeons after examining and discussing with the patient. Like any other surgery liposuction is performed under general, regional or local anesthesia depending on the surgical procedure involved.

Usually excess fat gets deposited in Abdomen, Thighs, Flanks (Love handles), Upper arms, Chin, back and male breast tissue (gynaecomastia). The excess fat thus deposited can be removed through Liposuction.

Over weighted persons can opt for Liposuction to give a good shape to their body. But Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Diet and exercises are very important to lose extra weight.