CosBeauty Magazine

BODY MATTERS

LIPOSUCTION

WHAT IS IT?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed under anaesthetic to remove deposits of fat from specific areas of the body. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body where there are pockets of fat, including the neck, arms, stomach, back, chest, buttocks, thighs and ankles.

It is usually performed as day surgery, although some cases may warrant an overnight hospital stay.

Generally, the area to be treated with liposuction is infiltrated with a tumescent fluid containing local anaesthetic and a vaso-constrictor before small cannulas are used to vacuum out the fat. Alternatively, a syringe can be used to withdraw the fat.

Power-assisted liposuction, where radiofrequency, ultrasound or laser technology is used to improve liposuction results, can help increase skin contracture and tone and tighten the

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