Liposuction is performed on individuals who have an average weight but struggle with specific areas where fat deposits are stubborn and resistant to standard dietary and exercise regimes. Often the cause is genetic.
Areas which respond well to liposuction include the upper arms, back, legs, breasts, waist, tummy, hips, as well as the cheeks and neck
Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthetic – most surgeons recommend general.
Your surgeon may inject certain fluids prior to surgery which can assist in reducing bruising, while thinning the fat to be removed.
The fat is then suctioned out of the body by a special tube which is inserted at different sites into small incisions – these leave little to no visible scarring.
You can anticipate a 10 day recuperation period, and will most likely wear a special ‘pressure’ garment for up to 6 weeks.