Liposuction as an aesthetic intervention

Diet and exercise don’t always do the trick. No matter what you do, fat still collects on your hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, face and neck and even your ankles.

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, and lipoplasty is a frequently performed cosmetic procedure for both women and men that is a highly effective method of body sculpting for the purpose of cosmetic enhancement. For achieving the desired results there are several techniques present as liposuction is one of the oldest cosmetic surgeries, the first mention of modern, effective and safe liposuction is 30 years old. During these years the technique for liposuction greatly improved resulting safer and more effective methods.

The procedure of liposuction

The most common form of liposuction involves discrete incisions of approximately 2cm made in the target areas where a cannula (stainless steel tube) is inserted. This cannula is attached to a suction machine allowing the surgeon to permanently remove unwanted fat from an area of the body.

Fluid comprised of intravenous saline solution, a local anesthetic and a drug that contracts blood vessels is injected. This fluid facilitates the removal of fat, reduces the amount of blood loss, and minimizes bruising. Following liposuction procedure the results will be almost immediate. The patient will be able to return to work within five to seven days. The swelling and bruising will subside in about two weeks.

After Liposuction the patient will be instructed to wear a specially tailored supportive garment for about a month in order to promote healing.

As with all surgical procedures there are risks such as bleeding (hematomas), seromas (fluid build up) and infections. Usually, these problems are easily resolved by localized treatments and antibiotics.

Liposuction can be used as a part of other cosmetic interventions as fat can be used as natural filler for augment various parts of the body. During the operation shaping the affected parts also happens beside the removal of excessive fat, creating a more desirable result. Of course there are some limits for the amount of fat which can removed during the surgery, however because of the shaping theArial;sans serif appearance can show more weight loss then the actual.

The intervention can produce quite substantial changes in the body. For maintaining the results the patients need to follow proper diet and exercise. Liposuction permanently removes the fat cells preventing the fat to concentrate at the affected area, the procedure does not prevent weight gain. Liposuction mainly used to remove excess fat from the hips, thighs, abdomen or the face.


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