Liposuction for Removal of Unwanted Fat

Liposuction has grown in popularity over the course of the last two decades as an effective method for people who want excess fat removed from an area of their body. Now liposuction can even be used to sculpt and reshape certain body parts. It can also be used in conjunction with fat transfer augmentation procedures.

Thighs, hips, buttocks abdomen and waist are some of the most common areas people want to have liposuction. You should keep in mind that liposuction is meant to removed small amounts of fat. You should not think of it as a treatment options for obesity or obesity related health issues.

Small areas of liposuction might only require a local anesthetic to numb the area. Liposuction on larger areas often requires that you are deeply sedated. This means you will need to have someone drive you home afterward. It might also be a good idea to have someone at home to help you out while you are getting back on your feet.

The procedure is rather straightforward. The surgeon makes a small incision in the area. Then a thin tube called a cannula is inserted and carefully worked back and forth to loosen layers of fatty tissue. The fat deposits are then removed by a surgical vacuum.

Your recovery time will vary based on location and just how much tissue was removed.

If you are interested in liposuction for a particular part of your body or you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to call us at 866.234.0470 to schedule an appointment