Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019

Important Things You Need to Know About Liposuction Procedure

The Plastic surgery procedures are gaining popularity at a fast rate and among these procedures, liposuction has witnessed a 5 percent rise. This procedure is also called as “lipo” by patients and it helps in slimming and reshaping different areas of your body by removing excess fat deposits and it helps in improving body contours.


Important Things to Know About the Liposuction Procedure

What Is Meant by Traditional Liposuction?

It is a surgical procedure that breaks the subcutaneous layers of fat which is difficult to remove with the help of diet and daily exercise. Actually, it is not a weight loss procedure because it only removes pockets of fat.

Which Areas Are Covered Under Liposuction?

The various areas of your body can be treated like thighs, hips, abdomen, back, chest region, male breasts, cheeks, chin, neck, calves and ankles. This procedure can be performed along with other plastic surgery procedures like facelift, tummy tuck and breast reduction. 

There are various cosmetic centers which specialize in liposuction techniques which includes SmartLipo Laser liposuction in which advanced technology is used to perform the procedure. You can visit this site to gain a deep insight into this procedure.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for The Procedure and How much Fat Can Be Reduced?

Patients who are healthy and have a good skin elasticity are good candidates for this procedure Surgeons evaluate the patient’s skin before they recommend liposuction. The patients having loose skin are not suitable for this liposuction because this contributes to uneven skin.

How Does A Patient prepare For Liposuction and How It Is Performed?

The patient should not take any food and drink 12 hours before the appointment time.  A complete blood checkup is necessary before the liposuction surgery. In the procedure, small incisions are made in the skin and a cannula (tool) is inserted inside the fat pocket. A suction device is attached to the cannula to extract the fat.

What Are the Expectations After the Procedure?

The recovery of the patient depends on the area treated and also the amount of fat removed but in most of the cases within 2-4 weeks it is possible to resume the daily activities. The results can be visible after several weeks or months. During the procedure, fat cells are removed but, in some cases, patients can again gain fat cells again so following a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercising help to prevent the growth of fat cells

Various Questions to Ask the Surgeon

  • Does your board have certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  •  How much experience do you have?
  • What results are expected after the procedure?
  • What is the surgery and recovery time?
  • Do you have before and after photos of similar procedures available to see?
  • What is the cost of the procedure?
  • What kind of postsurgical care is involved in the target area?
  • What kind of follow-up is needed after this procedure?


People strive hard to maintain a good body with the help of a good diet, exercising, etc. They are in continuous search of ways and means to achieve their aesthetic goals. Liposuction is one of the most convenient and excellent ways of achieving these goals.

Author: Aalia Ray

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