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What is liposuction?
Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat from areas that are often resistant to diet and exercise. This technique is used to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body such as the chin, abdomen, buttocks and hips.
At the beginning of your procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision. This incision will be just large enough to insert a hollow type called a cannula (kan-u'-la). The cannula is attached at the opposite end to a machine that creates a very strong vacuum. The surgeon then manipulates the cannula to loosen and remove the fat deposits and fluids.
The procedure can be done in a surgeon's office, an outpatient surgery facility, or an accredited hospital.
Is liposuction safe?
Suction-assisted lipectomy, also known as liposuction, is the surgical removal of excess fat from areas that are often resistant to diet and exercise including the hips, thighs, abdomen, and neck. Other common sites include the waist, arms, and knees.
Liposuction is usually a safe procedure; however, all surgeries carry uncertainty and risk. Qualified surgeons will reduce the risk by carefully choosing their patients and properly equipping the operating facility. Surgeons usually find that the best candidates are of relatively normal weight, but have deposits of excess fat in particular areas. Having firm, elastic skin will result in a better final contour as well. You, as the patient, can reduce the risk by choosing a physician that is well-trained in the liposuction procedure. Look for a surgeon who has been given privileges to perform the surgery at an accredited hospital. Also, follow his or her advice closely to further reduce any risk.
Liposuction can be performed on an outpatient basis and usually involves only a brief period. The procedure is normally done under general anesthesia; however, in some instances can be done under local anesthesia.