Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of fat from different parts of the body. Liposuction is a contouring tool used for body sculpting aimed to achieve the desired shape. Liposuction removes fat using a tubular instrument connected to a machine or syringe. Liposuction is a quick, safe and effective way to remove unwanted fat. Excellent results with minimal scar and lesser down time can be achieved.
The volume of fat that is be suctioned out varies with different regions. Large volumes of fat can be sucked from different parts of the body at the same time; it’s called Mega-Liposuctions. In Mega-liposuctions the tummy, buttocks, thighs and arms etc are suctioned in the same sitting. It is also used to reduce excess fat from specific areas as well - like the tummy- with liposuction alone or as part of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck operation. It is used to reduce or for sculpting the thighs, buttocks, arms etc.
Liposuction in facial plastic surgery helps to improve the cheek shape and size. Liposuction is also helpful to reduce double chin and also in facial rejuvenation.
Fat injections involve injecting Liposuctioned fat into individual areas to improve shape or to increase the size – augmentation - of body areas.
Liposuction as a part of breast surgery helps in improving the breast size, shape and tone, and is gaining popularity. Liposuction is useful as a breast reduction tool and it helps to reduce size of big breasts. Fat obtained from liposuction of other parts of the body is sometimes used to do breast augmentation to produce big breasts.
In short Liposuction can be performed on all body parts from head to the toe to improve the shape and size. The fat suctioned out also finds application in fat transfer or fat injection to augment body parts and also in body contouring.