Liposuction is the name of a cosmetic surgery procedure where excessive fat is removed from different areas of the body. Liposuction is a booming multi-million dollar business. In Britain alone the number of liposuction surgeries has increased by 90% in the last year.
In a vain society where celebrities and models get thinner each year because a skinny body stands for beauty, average people start looking at their own shape with different eyes as well. Instead of eating less and doing more exercise, people choose the convenient way of a liposuction where excessive fat is going to be removed within a day.
Another reason is that liposuction is now performed for more than 30 years and has become a very safe and efficient way to loose fat and get in shape quickly. Today liposuction is safer than ever but there are still risks.
The latest is laser-assisted liposuction where you loose your fat in less than an hour. During this so called Laserlipo or Smartlipo a laser heats the fat cells up and liquefies them. After a while the body naturally emits the fat from alone. This less-invasive way of losing fat is gaining popularity rapidly.
However, the disadvantage is that the amount of fat you can loose that way is very limited and you must wait some time to see results, like several weeks or months. For this reason some surgeons prefer to suction the fat with a cannula.
Laserlipo is a fast and almost painless way of removing fat and works perfectly when applied to tiny areas only. The costs are between $500 and $2,500. It takes just a few minutes and you can go home or back to work immediately thereafter.
Not as new as laser liposuction but pretty popular is ultrasonic liposuction. Instead of a laser, ultrasonic energy is breaking up the fat cells. The leaking fat is then removed by the same cannula which emits the ultrasound. The advantage of this method over the laser procedure is that much more fat can be removed that way.
The conventional liposuction removes the fat instantly buy sucking it out of the body. This happens by inserting a cannula into the body which can have side affects of tissue or nerve damage. There is also blood loss during the surgery but after wearing a bandage for a week your are done. There could be a need for another surgery to remove excessive skin but these will apply only to those patients where a large amount of fat was removed.
It may surprise you that the ideal candidate for liposuction is not the heavy overweight person. Liposuction works best for somebody who is near the ideal weight already and just wants to remove stubborn fat in particular areas. For this person liposuction will work best with little complications. Many cosmetic surgeons will not perform a liposuction on very obese people. The problem is not the liposuction itself, which is in theory very easy to do. The problem and art lies in reshaping the body.
Liposuction can have a series of complications. It is imperative that you choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has access to the latest technologies. There have been many advances in technology especially in the past few years. Just ten years ago liposuction was very risky with much different results. Make sure your liposuction surgeon is on top of everything therefore.