Liposuction, as a field in plastic surgery, has been successfully used
worldwide since 30 years ago, and is growing in popularity. It is one of
the most effective methods of cosmetic correction that helps create an
attractive body contour by eliminating the fat layer on the target area.
All liposuction procedures use hollow, stainless steel tubes with one or
two suction openings, called cannulas, which vary in shape and size.
They are connected to a powerful suction pump, and fat is suctioned
through tiny incisions approximately 1 cm in length, which are placed in
less visible areas of the body - natural skin creases and areas that
are normally closed by underwear. The incisions become completely
invisible after several months.
Liposuction procedure can be performed in combination with abdominoplasty, upper arm lift, or thigh lift.
Contrary to the well known rumour, the fat cells that are removed during
liposuction do not grow back. If a patient gained weight after
liposuction, new fat would be deposited equally in all areas of the
body. Although considered to be a very effective method for contouring
the body, liposuction cannot be considered a substitute for weight loss.
The best candidates for liposuction procedure people of average weight
having localized fat depositions and healthy elastic skin. For
overweight people we recommend to consult a surgeon for a gastric