Surgical liposuction N.I.L.
Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty or body contouring) is a very popular surgical procedure which slims and reshapes areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving body contours. It is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat that the patient can not seem to get rid of through diet and exercise.
Liposuction uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. After liposuction, the skin molds itself to the new contours of the treated areas.
If the patient has good skin tone and elasticity, the skin is likely to appear smooth.
Liposuction however doesn’t improve cellulite or other skin surface irregularities. It also does not remove stretch marks.
To be qualified for liposuction, you must be in good health without conditions that could complicate the surgery — such as restricted blood flow, coronary artery disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system. You might be a right candidate for liposuction if you have too much body fat in specific areas, but have a stable body weight.
Liposuction isn’t typically considered as an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss option. If you suffer from obesity and are overweight, you’re likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric procedures — such as gastric bypass surgery — than you would with liposuction.
It is very important to be realistic about the results of liposuction and to discuss your goals with your surgeon, as well as risks, benefits, and the costs. You should tell your doctor about any allergies you have and any medications you take.