Liposuction (“suction lipectomy”)

Liposuction, also known as suction lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. The goal of liposuction is to sculpt and contour the body by removing stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the skin and a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the area being treated. The cannula is connected to a vacuum or syringe, which is used to suction out the excess fat. Liposuction can be performed on many different areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, and neck.

There are several different types of liposuction techniques, including traditional liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and laser-assisted liposuction. Each technique has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, and the best technique for a particular patient depends on a number of factors, including the amount of fat being removed and the location of the fat deposits.

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help patients achieve a more sculpted and toned body. However, it is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Liposuction is best suited for patients who are at or near their ideal body weight and have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

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