Liposuction is a surgical procedure which removes fat from various parts of the body. You can get liposuction on a variety of areas to achieve the look which you want. It is important not to remove too much fat at a time or too much fat from one area during the surgery. In general, liposuction aims to remove fat without harming the tissue which is next to it and tries not to disturb the fluid balance of the patient. As the years have gone by, techniques have continued to improve and they have become safer and more efficient.
Liposuction is most commonly used to slim up the abdomen, hips, thighs, and flanks. Along with those popular regions of the body though, it can also be used on the back, inner thighs and knees, upper arms, chin, and for gynecomastia. It is extremely important though never to get a tummy tuck at the same time as liposuction if you are getting liposuction performed on the upper abdomen. Getting both procedures at once can lead to complications or to mortality. You’ll want to factor that into your calculations if you think you may need multiple surgeries, and space the surgeries out with enough time so that you can fully recover.
Prior to your liposuction you will have a consultation which gives you a chance to discuss your vision with your surgeon to make sure that you are both on the same page about what you want. You will get an antibiotic in advance of your procedure and the areas you want to target will be marked while you are awake. Once that is done, photos will be taken. Then you will be sterilized and sedated. The surgery aims to be safe and noninvasive and to maintain proper fluid balance in your body. Afterwards you should be able to go home the same day so long as you did not opt to receive general anesthesia. You will want to make sure you bring someone along to drive you though. Afterwards you will need a couple of weeks for your initial recovery period, and after a few months the final results will be clear.