Having excess body fat is a common concern that many people have to deal with. More often than not, beauty is associated with a lean, healthy, and shapely figure, as opposed to one that carries excess fat. As society gives more importance to a thin figure as a sign of beauty, more people are on the hunt for solutions to get there.

From home remedies and strict diets to intense work-out routines, people are always on the lookout for the perfect way to eliminate excess stubborn fat. Although many surgical options are available for the issue, liposuction has been one of the most effective options for removing excess fat deposits.

Liposuction is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is done to remove stubborn pockets of extra fat. It is a popular surgery that is commonly performed in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and other areas of the body. It is without a doubt, one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery that practices safety and efficiency, while permanently eliminating unwanted fat.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

The liposuction procedure is customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. It is generally done under the influence of local or general anesthesia. Your doctor will utilize a cannula in order to suck out the stubborn fat.

The treatment may last up to two hours and is done through small incisions made on the body. Your doctor may choose from many different methods depending on your specific needs. Some of them are suction-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, power-assisted, water-assisted, or laser assisted liposuction. As soon as the fat is removed, the incisions are closed.

Who are the Best Liposuction Candidates?

Before undergoing a liposuction, your doctor will analyze your body as a whole to determine your eligibility for the treatment. Patients who are above the age of 18 and in good general health and who have stubborn fat deposits that do not respond well to exercise and diet, are great candidates for this procedure.

If you are pregnant, taking any blood-thinning medication, or you are allergic to lidocaine, you cannot undergo liposuction. A series of tests will be conducted ahead of the surgery in order to decide if you can or cannot undergo the procedure.

Recovering From a Liposuction Procedure

A liposuction can give your body the aesthetically pleasing look you desire. It can help shape the contours of your body and improve its symmetry. It can reduce the size of one specific part of the body or multiple parts of the body depending on your individual needs. The post-surgery recovery time depends on the scale of the procedure done and the type of liposuction used.

After the procedure is completed, you may experience some swelling, but this is normal and will subside in time. In any case, proper communication with your doctor is important to eliminate any chances of risks.

You will notice results immediately after the procedure and they will continue to improve overtime. It is important to stay healthy and fit after the procedure, to enjoy its effects for a longer period of time.

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