What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique done primarily to improve the body contours and proportion by removing excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle. The focus areas usually involve tummy, hips, thighs and arms which are often resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction also shapes or contours these areas.
The following body areas are commonly targeted for liposuction treatment:
- inner knees
- flanks (love handles)
- neckline and the area under the chin
- thighs, both “saddlebags,” or outer thighs, and inner thighs
- upper arms
Liposuction works best for people with good skin tone and elasticity, where the skin molds itself into new contours.
People whose skin lacks elasticity may end up with loose-looking skin in areas where the procedure was done.