Ascentist plastic surgery


What is a Liposuction?

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Liposuction is generally not touted as a skin tightening or removing procedure. Skin elasticity and age play into how the skin responds to removing the volume.

Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

You would be a good candidate for liposuction if you have certain areas of excess fat deposit that are hard to get rid of despite exercise or weight loss. Liposuction can be performed on most areas of the body such as the abdomen, the flanks (love handles), buttocks, thighs, knees, arms, and neck. It can be performed on men and women. It can also be used to treat male gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).

Risks of Liposuction

All procedures have risks, but liposuction is generally a very safe procedure when done by a trained board-certified cosmetic surgeon. There can still be some minor risks, including bad reaction from anesthesia, bad reaction from lidocaine, contour irregularity, bleeding, burns from an instrument, fat embolism, fluid accumulation, infection and numbness. Though rare, a blood clot in your veins could be dangerous if it reaches other parts of your body. Talk to your surgeon to get all the information.