Liposuction consists of the removal of fat deposits that are located under the skin. The procedure can be performed on the cheeks, chin, hips, abdomen, hips, arms, thighs and buttocks.
Also Known As:
- Suction assisted lipectomy
- Body contouring
Conditions Treated with Liposuction:
Liposuction is utilized to remove excessive fat deposits and fat deposits that are resistant to exercise.
A non-surgical alternative to liposuction is diet and exercise. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Liposuction:
Liposuction can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used, where the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Liposuction:
Possible risks of liposuction include infection, bleeding, blood clotting, swelling, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Some patients also experience nerve damage, muscle damage, blood vessel damage, asymmetry and pain.
Prognosis after Liposuction:
The prognosis for a positive end result following liposuction is good.
Recovery from Liposuction:
The total recovery time for liposuction is two to four weeks, although this varies according to the size of the treated area.