Rediscover your natural curves! Liposuction reshapes and slims specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. Although it should not replace the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise, it is a quick and effective way to get rid of the stubborn unwanted fat and to sculpt out the body contour you desire.
It is commonly performed around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, neck and upper arms. For small areas this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia where the patient is wide awake and only the area to be treated is anesthetized. For larger or multiple areas liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, but patients will be well enough to go home that same day.
A sterile anesthetic fluid is first infused to the area to be treated. This is to numb and provide a smoother and less traumatic environment for the fat that is to be sucked out. A cannula, or thin hollow tube, is then inserted through small, inconspicuous incisions and moved back and forth to loosen excess unwanted fat and simultaneously suctioned out.
The results of the procedure will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention subsides. Full recovery usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. The loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained as long as healthy diet and exercise is continued.