Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps in removal of fat from targeted areas of the body. It is also referred as body contouring since the process uses a suction technique to remove stubborn fat mostly from the abdomen, the hips and thighs, and the buttocks. While largely thought of as a cosmetic procedure rather than recommended weight loss technique, liposuction is safe and very effective in removing fat from areas which do not respond easily to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is a general term that refers to four different techniques of fat removal –
Liposuction may be performed under general or local anaesthesia. Like any other surgery the patient’s vitals will be monitored during and after the procedure. The patient may be required to stay in the hospital for a few days and complete recovery may require a few weeks.