Liposuction is a surgical treatment used for body contouring, in which excess fat is removed from targeted parts of the body to improve the body’s overall shape and contour. To ease fat removal, anesthetics are administered, small incisions are made, and a tumescent solution is injected. The fat cells are ruptured and removed via suction using a narrow, hollow tube called a cannula. Before closing the incisions, the physician sculpts the treated region to create the desired smoother contour. Those who have localized fat that does not respond to diet and exercise frequently get liposuction.
Liposuction is not a procedure for losing weight, nor is it a suitable replacement for leading a healthy lifestyle. Individuals who are near their optimum body weight but have localized areas of fat that they wish to address are the ones who will benefit the most from this treatment. The abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, and neck are some of the most common locations treated with liposuction.