In a simple way, liposuction is the process of melting the resistant fats in certain parts of our body, which we cannot achieve with sports and diet, with liquid and then removing the fat from the body with the help of thin cannulas. Liposuction has never been a weight loss/slimming method. Liposuction is a way of getting rid of regional fat. The amount of fat that can be removed from the body by liposuction cannot exceed 3 to 5 kg. For this reason, people who want to have liposuction should aim to reach their ideal weight and then apply liposuction for the fats they cannot lose with diet and sports.

A thin, hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted by the surgeon during liposuction through small incisions made in the desired location. With the use of the cannula, extra fat cells are suctioned out, revealing a smoother, more contoured appearance. The extent of the procedure will determine whether the patient is under local or general anesthesia.

Traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and power-assisted liposuction are only a few of the various varieties available. Each technique has pros and cons, and the surgeon will choose the best strategy based on the patient’s requirements and objectives.

In the weeks following liposuction, the patient may feel swelling, bruising, and soreness as they recover. For several weeks following surgery, patients will need to wear a compression garment to help with edema control and support the healing process. Most patients can resume work and daily activities in a week or two, though it’s best to avoid excessive exercise for a few weeks.

In order to retain the effects of the treatment, patients will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise. While it can be an efficient approach to remove extra fat and improve body contour, it is not a replacement for good living. Like with any surgical operation, liposuction carries additional risks and potential complications, including as bleeding, infection, and changes in feeling. Patients should carefully study their options and select a qualified and competent surgeon before having the surgery done.