Liposuction is commonly referred to as lipectomy (”suction-assisted fat removal”), liposculpture or lipoplasty (”fat modeling”) and is a style of body contouring. In other words fat is extracted from different parts of the body in an attempt to achieve a chosen shape.
Liposuction has been available since the nineteen sixties but it is only since the nineteen nineties that it has become popular. Before then the techniques utilized were less successful, and the results varied considerably. It was during the nineteen nineties that ultrasound was included in the liposuction technique, which made it less difficult to extract large amounts of fat. This was achieved by liquefying the fat first.
men also interested liposuction?
It isn’t only women who seek the help of liposuction surgeons but men also. Twenty years ago this was hardly ever heard of, but today men are often having the exact same beauty treatments as women. Men often wish to have specific areas of the body reshaped, such as, flanks, male breasts and abdomen, women commonly want to contour such regions of the body as the hips, abdomen and thighs. Whichever part one chooses to have reshaped it would be wise to keep in mind that all plastic surgery is not without risks. Unfortunately there are negative aspects to having liposuction, if an extreme amount of fat is extracted, the area can frequently be lumpy, or appear to have deep contours in the skin.
A very important point concerning liposuction, that must never be forgotten, is that it is not, under any circumstances, a low-effort alternative to diet and exercise. There are large number of contraindications to liposuction and one of them is being grossly overweight. An aesthetic surgeon will usually refuse to operate on any person who is morbidly or severely obese. This is not discriminatory, but just a medical decision decided considering the facts. Folk who are obese are nearly always rather unfit and not generally in good health, both of which nullify one’s eligibility for the procedure. There are also risks with anesthesia if one is overweight. The best candidates for liposuction are those patients who are in very good shape and healthy, and who have not smoked tobacco for several months.
Liposuction is performed either; under general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation. Firstly the surgeon will make tiny cuts in the skin at the places where the offending fat is to be extracted. Usually the fat is extracted using an aspirator (a hollow tube and a suction device) and a cannula throughout the surgery, several important point are taken into consideration that can the amount of fat that can safely be removed. The safety issues are not only related to the amount of fat extracted, but also to the overall health of the patient having liposuction, and the choice of anesthesia.