Sunday, October 5, 2008

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular form of cosmetic surgery which helps sculpt the human body by eliminating unwanted fat from certain areas (typically the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks), that cannot be treated by other means. The fat that's removed can sometimes reoccur, annoyingly in a completely different area to where it was taken from.

Tumescent and Ultrasonic are the two most commonly used methods although there are other lesser known techniques. The most popular of these two methods, Tumescent, is performed routinely now in the USA as a treatment for unwanted fat.

The tube used is much smaller and this also helps lessen the bruising which normally means a longer recovery period. Tumescent liposuction eliminates bleeding and because the residual anesthetic solution drains out so quickly, there is less inflammation so the healing process is significantly accelerated.

Some of the most awkward areas to remove fat from are the thighs, hips, back and upper stomach region but Ultrasonic liposuction makes this possible.

It is possible, even though rare, for internal injury to occur owing to the fact the surgeon cannot adequately see where the probe is once it's inside the body when performing the traditional technique of removing fat. The best advice when considering this course of treatment is to consult with the surgeon about the best and safest technique.

The liposuction procedure although relatively safe does carry some risk of side-effects but fortunately fatalities are very rare. In order to minimize the danger, patients will have a medical to ensure their health is good so the chances of complications are reduced. With any medical procedure there is the risk of infection so surgeons have to ensure all wounds are kept clean and prescribe a course of antibiotics to patients having this cosmetic treatment. Fortunately though, in the past few years much progress has been made in the field of cosmetic surgery in respect to this procedure.

By using a number of tiny injections, Lipo Dissolve, another process akin to liposuction, removes the fat from cellulite and related skin complaint sufferers. One other benefit of Lipo Dissolve is that it does not require any form of anesthesia and patients feel almost no pain whatsoever.

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