Fat Removal (Liposuction):
Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted fat removal is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body. Liposuction is not a low-effort alternative to exercise and diet. It is a form of body contouring with attendant risks and is not a weight loss method. The amount of fat removed varies by doctor, method and patient, but the average amount is typically less than 4 kg.
It removes the fat cells permanently by sucking fat via a cannula (a hollow tube) and aspirator (a suction device). The procedure may be performed under general or local (“tumescent”) anesthesia. The safety of the technique relates not only to the amount of tissue removed, but to the choice of anesthetic and the patient’s overall health. It is ideal for the patient to be as fit as possible before the procedure and to have given up smoking for several months.
To be a good candidate, you must be over 18 , in good general health & should have tried a diet and exercise regime. Diabetes, any infection, or heart or circulation problems disqualify the eligibility for the procedure. In older people, the skin is usually less elastic, so it does not tighten so readily around the new shape. In this case, other procedures can be added to the liposuction, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
The suctioned fat cells are permanently gone. However, if the patient does not diet and exercise properly, the remaining fat cell neighbors could still enlarge, creating irregularities.
The likelihood of probable complication increases when treated areas are very large or numerous and a large amount of fat removal is demanded by the patient.