Sometimes, no matter how much we diet and exercise, we have areas of fat that we just can’t seem to move. This can make our figure seem out of proportion and make clothing choice more difficult. One of the most effective treatments to eliminate this accumulation of fat is liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat, leaving a slimmer figure. Liposuction is ideal for larger areas of the body.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. In fact, clients are asked to be a certain weight prior to surgery for safety reasons.
Liposuction is a surgical operation, which consists of suction of accumulated fat through thin tubes, which are connected to a vacuum system. Only small incisions are necessary to introduce them, so any scarring will be virtually invisible. The surgery takes place in an operating theatre, and usually lasts 1–2 hours.
The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic, though a small number of procedures may be suitable for local anaesthetic and a sedative.