Liposuction is a surgical technique that is used in cosmetic surgery and that allows a remodeling of the silhouette through the extraction of fat or adipose tissue from various sites of the body using a cannula or syringe connected to a suction machine. This procedure can also be assisted by ultrasounds or lasers that help previously dissolve the fat to make its extraction easier and less aggressive..
Liposuction should not be considered as a cure for obesity, but as a cosmetic surgery that can remove accumulated fat that is in unwanted places. Liposuction is usually carried out on the abdomen, hips and thighs, although it can also be done in other places such as arms, knees, ankles, double chin or face.
Cosmetic surgery should be performed on people who are in good health. The main purpose is to eliminate body fat in order to eliminate lipodystrophies or cellulite, shape the patient’s body and to a lesser extent reduce weight, as it is not strictly a treatment for the control of obesity and adipose tissue is not extracted at all the body, but only some areas, the most common being the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and neck.
The primary function of liposuction is to remove as much fat and adipose tissue as possible, thus reducing the volume of the area. If this procedure is carried out by extracting a small amount of fat, there is the possibility of performing a liposculpture (or lipotransfer) that consists of repositioning part of the extracted fat and infiltrating it in other areas of the body to give them better volume and shape for aesthetic purposes.
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