Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure that suctions localized fat cells from the body to slim and smooth stubborn areas that have been unresponsive to traditional weight loss techniques such as diet and exercise. This procedure has successfully helped patients achieve an enhanced appearance for many years.
Although effective, the conventional liposuction procedure was often painful and involved long recovery times. New technology has allowed for liposuction techniques that improve the accuracy and reduce pain. Today, liposuction can be performed using the tumescent technique or with the help of ultrasound imaging or a laser, which has made liposuction into a much safer and less invasive procedure.
What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction can be used to remove unwanted areas of localized fat from nearly any area of the body, and is most commonly used on the:
- Love handles
In many cases, more than one area can be treated during the same procedure in order to reduce operating costs and recovery times. Your doctor will develop an individualized treatment plan for you during your initial consultation.