Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat cells. It s a contouring technique that removes inches in specifically defined areas to achieve a more proportional look within your physical features, as well as greater self confidence.
Optimum liposuction results are typically achieved in patients with good skin tone when they are at or near their ideal weight. However, despite regular exercise and good nutrition, pockets of excess fat remain. Liposuction is not intended as a means of weight reduction and can not correct conditions like stretch marks or cellulite.
The best candidates for the procedure are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectation. While age is not a major consideration, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter, more elastic skin.
During the past decade, liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, has undergone several refinements. A number of new techniques including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), the tumescent technique and super-wet technique are providing more precise results and quicker recovery times. While liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, it can remove stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods.