The most common parts where the liposuction surgery may be performed to reduce localized fat deposits includes:
- Abdomen & waist
- Hips & buttocks
- Neck, chin & cheeks
- Upper & backs of the arms
- Inner knee
- Calves & ankles
- Chest area
The surgery involves breaking up of the fat from various possible parts of the body and then removing this fat by inserting a hollow instrument called cannula under the skin. The cannula is applied with a powerful, high-pressure vacuum that sucks the already broken fat.
Laser Liposuction is the surgical procedure that uses laser energy to remove excessive fat from the body. It is best for patients who have mild to moderate amount of excessive fat or skin laxity. The addition of laser to liposuction have improved rates of tightening of the skin after the surgical procedure.
Abdominal ‘Ab’ Etching or six pack liposuction is ideal for those patients who works out and eats right, but just can’t lose that fat around ab muscles. This procedure removes the fat from the front of the abs, waist and oblique’s to create indentations that make the stomach look more muscular. But this procedure is generally done along with tummy tuck by first removing the extra fat and then by fine tuning and applying final touches, gives a perfect six pack abs to the patient.
Although liposuction removes excessive fat from the body but it is definitely not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. After liposuction, the patient is definitely required to follow healthy diet and lifestyle to stay in the perfect shape. It is only indicated in a person with BMI less than 32.5