Liposuction, also called Liposculpture, Lipoplasty, or Suction Lipectomy, is a cosmetic surgery technique developed by cosmetic surgeons to removed stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to dieting and exercise. These fatty bulges are most commonly found in the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, knees, ankles, calves and arms. They are also found in the facial areas such as the chin, cheeks, jowls and neck. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck, facelift or chin augmentation to achieve the desired result.
The best candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women with good skin elasticity and realistic expectation for liposuction. “Realistic” means that improvement, not always perfection, is the goal. The fatty bulges should be localized to a few areas and the individual should be near their ideal body weight. Cellulite, or waffled skin, will not be cured by liposuction.
It is natural for women, in particular, to accumulate fatty deposited on the hips, buttocks and abdomen; and fat in men tends to accumulate around the mid-section. Some men experience Gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts.
Cost: Depends on area 2 – 6 K