Liposuction represents a way to remove localized fatty deposits from the body in order to reshape specific areas of the silhouette into a more aesthetically pleasing shape. It is not a method which is used to remove bodily fat in a general sense, nor is it a replacement for a proper and healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy and balanced diet, as well as some form of program involving physical activity or training.
The technique itself involves the removal of subcutaneous fat by way of a small cannula (2-4mm) which is inserted through strategically placed and barely visible incisions in the skin. This procedure may be performed under local anesthesia for small areas; and may require general anesthesia for larger areas to be treated. Typical areas to be treated vary between men and women because their individual physiology dictates such behaviour. In men, the most commonly treated area would tend to be the lower and lateral abdomen; and in women, the most commonly treated area tends to be the lateral thighs. However, all areas of localized fatty deposits are amenable to liposuction.
Patients who respond best to liposuction treatments are healthy men and women, who, after engaging in a proper and healthy weight-loss program, (involving both aspects of diet and exercise) have arrived at a plateau where further improvement in bodily contour and aesthetics is no longer possible despite their best efforts; and in whom specific, localized areas of fatty deposits may persist.
In these individuals, liposuction represents an excellent tool for further aesthetic improvement for these recalcitrant areas.
Our team of professionals is always available to help you and to discuss the reasons and the goals of the surgery. A first appointment is necessary to plan a comprehensive review before any surgery, and to answer all your questions.