Liposuction is defined as the removal of fat from deposits beneath the skin. Liposuction may be termed in a variety of ways to describe the procedure designed to remove localized fat in one or more areas of the body, including abdominal liposuction.html (stomach liposuction), face liposuction (chin liposuction and cheek liposuction), neck liposuction, as well as liposuction of the thighs and arms. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, but in some cases, local anesthesia. Liposuction is a procedure for shaping the body and is not recommended for weight loss. Liposuction may be performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, buttocks, back, neck, or face. A liposuction procedure may include more than one site, for instance, the abdomen, back, and thighs all on the same day.
Tumescent Liposuction, otherwise known as Micro-Liposuction
In tumescent liposuction, your surgeon would first inject a large amount of anesthetic solution into the tissue, causing it to swell and become firmer. Currently this technique is considered the safest and most effective.
Liposuction is also used to reduce breast size in men with large breasts (gynecomastia) or to remove fat tumors (lipomas) but it is most commonly used for cosmetic body shaping.
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