Liposuction extracts fat from specific areas of the body, giving patients a slimmer, shapelier figure. If you are looking to trim thighs, buttocks, arms or abdomen, liposuction can help you feel confident about your appearance with a minimal amount of incisions.
A slim, hollow tube called a cannula, is inserted into small incisions near the area to be re-contoured, extracting the necessary fat. One stitch usually closes the incision. A garment is applied in order to reduce swelling and help the skin adhere to its new location. Several types of surgical techniques exist including an ultrasonic technique and are usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body, including hips, arms, neck, back, thighs, legs, knees, buttocks, waist, abdomen and ankles.