Liposuction (or lipoplasty, lipectomy and liposculpturesuction) is a variety of cosmetic surgery that is performed to get rid of fat from various parts of the body. These body parts can include the arms, neck, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, etc.

There is a maximum regarding the amount of fat a person can eradicate in any solitary operation of  liposuction. This judgment in the end is up to the surgeon responsible for the operation. Not every liposuction process is successful or as the patient intends. A patient may feel lumps and uneven texture under the skin when an operation goes bad. There is a higher chance of problems developing with every amount of fat removed.

liposuctionThe amount of fat eliminated from the body and the manifestation of tangible weight loss do not always correspond as a result of this procedure. A procedure’s safety depends on the quantity of fat that is to be eliminated as well as the patient’s healthiness and the sedative used (regional, local or general anaesthesia).

To amplify the chances of success in this procedure, a patient should have kept away from substances such as alcohol and cigarettes (and other drugs) for several months. The patient should also make certain that he is as able-bodied as he can be in the months preceding the operation. It is important to be as hale and hearty as possible for the operation to lessen the chances of other problems coming about.

It is a complex job to do away with a large quantity of fat from the body. It could even be a lethal procedure. A huge amount of fat is generally above five litres. Liposuction is one of the most widespread types of cosmetic surgery performed around the world. Men mostly have the operation on their abdomen, flanks and chest.

There are several methods of liposuction. These methods include:

  • suction assisted liposuction
  • ultrasound assisted liposuction
  • power assisted liposuction
  • external ultrasound assisted liposuction
  • water assisted liposuction
  • the tumescent technique
  • sutures
  • laser liposuction technique.

The laser lipolysis method is somewhat of a novel technique. It does what conventional liposuction methods cannot do.

Not like other techniques, laser lypolisis (which, it is said, is different from totally liposuction) is minimal in its insidiousness. It makes the most of fibre-optic lasers at several diverse wavelengths to generate heat that melts the body fat away. This is where the difference with other liposuction techniques lies. Instead of vacuum suction, heat and melting is involved.