Liposuction is the process of removing fat from your body with the help of special cannulas. Liposuction utilizes a vacuum-like cannula to remove unwanted fat after it has been injected with saline solution. Liposuction is performed by various methods. In conventional liposuction, fat is removed by vacuum assist. In other methods, the purpose is to break up or melt the fat using ultrasound waves or laser beams before vacuum extraction. However, each method has various advantages over each other.
Liposuction is not a weight loss method, it is a body-shaping surgery. Regional fat accumulations should be treated with this surgery. It is very important to have a proper diet and exercise regimen to obtain the maximal results for body contouring surgery. If you are within 15 to 20 pounds of your optimal body weight and in good physical health with reasonable expectations you should be an appropriate candidate.
General anesthesia is used for patients undergoing liposuction surgery. Once you are under a general anesthesia, a salt-water solution containing local anesthesia and adrenaline is injected into the areas to be treated and small, inconspicuous incisions are made for the insertion of the cannula. Fat tissue combined with the injected fluid creates an emulsion that is removed from the body by low vacuum pressure. After the operation, the incisions are closed and you are dressed into a compression garment.