Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess, stubborn cells of fat. Liposuction, although it sucks out fat, is not a weight loss solution and is best done on individuals who are in good mental and physical health. People who have tried diet and exercise to achieve the results they desire but have found that certain, specific areas of their body are unresponsive to it, are the best candidate for this procedure. Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, neck lift or breast lift. All of these procedures work to improve the overall contour of the body.
Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in which a long, skinny tube, called a cannula, is inserted and sucks out the unwanted fat cells. Liposuction can be performed on virtually any part of the body from the mid-section to the thighs to breasts to the arms or even the neck. Liposuction can help to create a more proportionate body contour when one area of your body is resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be a good compliment to another body contouring procedure.