Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the world to achieve a more attractive body contour. This minimally invasive procedure removes areas of localized fat by utilizing a small, thin tube called a cannula.
Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. The many areas that can be treated include the chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
The procedure may also be used in the reduction of enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. It is a helpful adjunct to weight reduction, and is a method of removing localized fat that doesn’t respond to dieting and exercise. Complications have been reported as low as one per thousand with most of these being small skin irregularities due to failure of the skin to contract to the patient’s now smaller size.
Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?
Most liposuction patients are near normal weight and desire long-term contour changes. Improved liposuction techniques now allow larger amounts of fat to be safely removed. Your body mass index (BMI) is an important factor in evaluating whether liposuction is a good solution for you. Ideally, your BMI will be in or near the normal range for your height.