Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate fat located in specific areas of the body. It is indicated for patients who have good skin elasticity. Liposuction objectively improves the body contour and outline; however, it should not be confused with a weigh loss method.
The liposuction begins with micro-incisions in the skin, through which fat is absorbed using special cannula and apparatus. One of the main advantages of the surgery is that practically leaves no scars.
Patients have a fast recovery with noticeable results devoid of major complications. Following liposuction bruising and swelling usually subsides in a few days. Post-surgical pressure garments are advised for better results.
The anesthesia to be used depends on the areas that they be lipo-suctioned, which could vary from anesthesia local to the general anesthesia. The time of the surgical procedure depends on the areas the they be lipo-suctioned, varying usually from 2 to 3 hours.