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What Is a Liposuction Procedure?

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Summer has arrived and we all want to exhibit our best figure in a swimsuit. When diet and exercise fail in the attempt to remove excess fat from our body, there is a more effective body contouring solution: liposuction. Very popular these days, it is a safe and effective cosmetic surgery that uses suction to remove unwanted fat deposits.

This surgery can be performed in areas of the body such as the chin, neck, cheeks, arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. Liposuction can be performed partially (one or several areas) or total (12 areas or more). It can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck.

The best candidates for liposuction are women and men physically healthy with normal body weight but with localized fat deposits in specific areas of the body. Patients who have a firm and elastic skin will get better results. It is also important that liposuction patients are healthy people without life threatening diseases or medical conditions that may obstruct recovery, non-smoking and with a positive attitude and realistic goals for Lipo.

Many people think this treatment as a solution for obesity, when in reality it is addressed to deal with the excesses of fat in people of normal weight.

The Liposuction is a plastic surgery usually performed with local anesthesia and sedation, although it can use general anesthesia when the case requires a very extensive intervention because there is a large amount of fat to remove. A cannula connected to a vacuum machine is responsible for fat extraction using the suction effect.

It is very frequent, after the operation, the use of drains for about three days and a compression garment. With the latest equipment and instruments and highly qualified personnel for this procedure, clinics achieves high levels of acceptance with this aesthetic procedure.

Vaser Liposuction: muscle definition and body contouring
Recently has gained popularity a novel method for removing localized fat: an ultrasound assisted liposuction procedure called Vaser lipo. This technique is similar to traditional liposuction but it uses ultrasound waves to eliminate the adiposity and perfectly reshaping the body with the least possible invasion and minimal postoperative complications.

This procedure uses ultrasound waves to dissolve fat. Once diluted, the doctor removes the fat with a thin cannula like the one used in traditional liposuction.

This technique is very effective and accurate against fat but completely harmless to other body tissues. It is a very useful treatment to large localized fat deposits and given its precision can be used in areas of difficult access.

Source by Dalilian Gutierrez