While sticking to a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are the best ways to lose weight, many people just can’t seem to eliminate fat pockets and cells from problem areas. This is particularly true for the legs, buttocks, hips, stomach, arms, chin, neck, and ankles. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets these problem areas and leaves your body more sculpted and toned.
Liposuction begins with a small incision in the area to be treated. Next, a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision and fat cells, pockets and tissues are vacuumed out and discarded. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia and can last two or more hours.
Common side effects include temporary bruising, numbness, soreness and burning sensations, but most of these effects will subside within a few days or weeks time. Once the area has healed, the patient should notice a firmer, tighter physique.
*Results and patient experience may vary.