Cosmetic surgery has risen dramatically in the past few decades and one of the most popular procedures is liposuction. Liposuction is literally the sucking of fat from affected areas of the body. Most notably, the stomach and lower extremities. The word liposuction derives from the Latin term ‘lipo’, meaning ‘fatty tissue’ and suction. I’m sure most of us are aware what suction means.
The process of liposuction has improved over the past 20 years and has become less intrusive on the body in that time. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, only fat. While some people use it as a crutch for remaining lean, the procedure is predominantly performed on those who cannot rid targeted areas of fat from their bodies through dieting and exercise. Contact us here.
Who Is Eligible For Liposuction?
Contrary to popular belief, people who wish to have the liposuction procedure done cannot be massively obese. Cellulite is usually quite present in significantly overweight people, therefore, liposuction could cause skin irregularities and other health complications for them. Liposuction participants should:
– Be of average or slightly above average weight
– Have pliable, yet firm skin
– Be in good health
– Have pockets of fat in certain areas of their body which will not respond to exercise and diet
How Is Liposuction Carried Out?
Liposuction is carried out by inserting a stainless steel, hollow tube – referred to as a cannula – under the skin of the patient and with the assistance of a powerful suction vacuum fat is literally pulled out of the body. Patients are always anesthetized, with many different methods being used to make sure the participant is pain-free and comfortable throughout the process.
There are several variances in the liposuction procedure, but this it the basic premise. It sounds intrusive and a bit scary, but the process has improved dramatically over the years and for those who qualify, it works well.
For those looking into receiving liposuction it is suggested they consult with a qualified medical professional beforehand. Preferably, a surgeon.