Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body. This can help achieve a leaner, more toned body shape that is often unattainable through diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction can be performed on various areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, back and face. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, but can also be performed under local anesthesia.
There are several types of liposuction techniques, including traditional liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and laser liposuction. The physician selects the most appropriate technique based on the patient’s individual needs and goals.
Liposuction results are usually permanent as long as the patient maintains a healthy weight and exercises regularly. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a few weeks after the procedure.