What is liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas
of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body
contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may
still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat
deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of
weight control or fitness.
Liposuction surgery can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many
parts of the body including:
Abdomen and waist
Thighs, hips and buttocks
Arms, neck and back
Cheeks and chin
Calves and ankles
In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used
with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast
reduction, or a tummy tuck.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for
regular exercise and good eating habits. It
is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that
typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks.
People with stubborn areas of fat and who exercise regularly are the
best candidates for this procedure.