Liposuction which can also be called liposculpture suction, lipoplasty, lipectomy or lipo is a popular cosmetic surgery used to get rid of excess fat by breaking up “sucking” the fat from the body.
Areas which are targeted are abdomen, buttocks, thighs and back. The way the procedure works is that fat is removed via a hollow instrument called the cannula. This appliance is inserted under your and then a powerful, high pressure vacuum is utilised to suck out the excess fat you’re targeting.
According to statista.com, fat reduction surgery is the most common cosmetic surgery in the UK among both men and women. Liposuction surgery has boosted in popularity seeing an increase of 20% in the number of procedures being carried out.
Liposuction shouldn’t be seen as a cure all solution for people with obesity. In fact evidence doesn’t support an effect on weight lasting longer than a couple of months. Additionally, it doesn’t affect obesity related problems. As a result it shouldn’t be seen as a weight loss tool and like all cosmetic surgeries related to weight, having a healthy lifestyle & diet is the long term continuous prevention.
Liposuction although mainly formed under general anaesthetic can also be conducted through regional or local anaesthesia. Liposuction, based on prior results tend to work best on people who have a normal weight as well as good skin elasticity.
There are some side effects of liposuction which is one of the reasons that put people off from going under the knife. The side effects could be deep vein thrombosis, numbness organ perforation, infection, scarring, lump skin as well as haemorrhaging.
The procedure removes fat cells which alters the shape of your body. However, by avoiding a healthy lifestyle the remaining far cells increase in size meaning you go back to your original weight. Depending on the extent of an individuals obesity there is a limit to the amount of fat which can be removed without putting the patient in danger.
Liposuction is a great cosmetic surgery, but like most there are a lot of risks associated with it.
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