Liposuction is a procedure that can help people who want to reduce areas of localized fat deposits. It slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing those excess fat deposits, improving body contours and proportion.
The most common areas of the body that are treated with liposuction include the thighs, arms, neck, hips, back, and belly. It is also not uncommon for liposuction to be used in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures such as breast reduction, a tummy tuck or facelift.
Length of time: Dependent of the areas treated
Anesthesia: Local, or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Extensive procedures may require short inpatient stay.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation.
Risks: contour abnormalities, excess skin, bleeding, infection
Recovery: Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising: 1 to 6 months or more