Liposuction is requested by patients to remove excess fat from certain zones of the body, those of which are difficult to shift regardless of healthy diet and exercise. The most common areas where liposuction is used include: the tummy, thighs, lower legs, buttocks and the chin region.
Liposuction is one of the most common Cosmetic Surgical Procedures undertaken. A general anaesthetic will be required during treatment. A cannula attached to a high powered suction pump is inserted via a small incisions so fat can be removed and/or redistributed (fat transfer). A pressure garment is then worn for several weeks post-surgery to reduce fat thickness and swelling. Liposuction can be performed as a day procedure or alternatively with a short hospital stay.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity; nor does it treat cellulite. Although it may be undertaken alone, Liposuction is often combined with procedures to provide a better outcome.