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Liposuction, Cosmetic Surgery to Remove Extra Fat from the Body  

There are many more health complications that may result as an individual becomes overweight than the average person would like to talk about.  However, it is a problem that is increasing all over the country, due to many factors that are now present in the modern day way of life.  People just like you are searching for ways to eliminate that excess fat, and avoid some of the more devastating problems that could surface later on.  One of the most popular forms of fat reduction is a surgical procedure called liposuction.

Also called also known as lipoplasty, liposculpturesuction lipectomy or lipo, liposuction is a cosmetic surgery aiming at removing fat cells from different parts of the body. Liposuction is not an anti aging treatment and is clearly not meant to replace any type of exercise and diet programs. It can be very helpful in allowing the body to get rid of some of the fat that is hardest to destroy, and gives people the opportunity to have or restore their body shape and beauty they have been hoping for.  Some of the areas of the body that are most commonly targeted include the stomach, breasts, thighs, waist, love handles, chin, and buttocks.

Liposuction Procedure

One of the most common procedures used by surgeons performing a liposuction on a patient involves a very interesting chemical idea.  A special solution of saline water is carefully injected by the doctor into the space between the targeted fat and its underlying muscle.  The reason for this injection is the fact that this solution will help to separate the fat from the muscle naturally.  Then, using a straw-like tube called a cannula, the doctor will essentially “suck” out the fat from the targeted area. 

Of course, a local or general anesthetic is often used in this surgical procedure.  A substance called epinephrine is also employed, with the aim to reduce the amount of blood loss that may occur in the patient.  A patient’s recovery will probably last anywhere from one to many weeks.

Liposuction Contraindications

In most states, the patient undergoing liposuction must be a responsible adult over the age of 18.  Individuals diagnosed with diabetes are discouraged from participating in treatment.  The skin of the potential patient must also have sufficient elasticity to be able to successfully undergo the procedure.

Liposuction Price

The price of liposuction procedure tend to vary from state to state.  The size of treatment area and amount of fat to be removed may also play into the cost of the surgery.  On average, the cost will range from $3,000-$7,500.

Liposuction Complications

Possibly the biggest complication is the dissatisfaction that some patients experience, after their unrealistic expectations were not met.  Other than this, pain, irregularities in the treated skin, scars, discoloration, and inflammation are often present. If you experience serious or painful symptoms, your Physician will prescribe you an appropriate treatment to fight against these health issues.