The lesser known name for this is lipoplasty, but the procedure is essentially the same. We all have some areas or parts of the body we are not proud of because of the way they have changed over time, gathering fat deposits despite our best efforts. Liposuction can be used to target those specific areas with localised fat deposits so that you will no longer feel the need to hide it, or avoid wearing shapely clothes. In short, you can regain confidence in your figure, and feel good about yourself.
Once this procedure is finished, you will be able to see that your figure is more proportionate and even. Some of the popular areas for getting liposuction done are:
• Abdomen (and waist)
• Arms (Upper arms)
• Hips and buttocks
• Chin and neck
• Calves and ankles
The usual procedure followed is that an anaesthetic is prescribed to numb the site of operation, and a local or general anaesthetic is given. The choice of either one and its affects are explained to you and you can choose with the doctor’s help.
The next crucial step is when the doctor begins to make several small incisions in the target site. A local anaesthetic may be used at this spot to reduce bleeding. The thin, hollow cannula is then inserted to dilute the fat and break up large fat molecules. The skilled doctor can do this with a few rolling motions so that trauma to the area is minimal. The loose fat is then suctioned off through a syringe placed at the end of the cannula, so the excess fat is drained off and leaves the body permanently.
Once sutures are placed to close off incisions, the procedure is complete. Some inflammation and trauma on the site is observed, but this can be handled with pain management medication.