Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty or Body Contouring, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that uses a suction technique for the removal of excess body fat from specific areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, chest, back, arms, or neck. Other than removing the excess fat, this procedure also helps in contouring the shape of these areas.
If you have excess body fat and you are looking for options to reduce it while keeping a realistic expectation in mind then Liposuction is one procedure that you can consider. Like any other procedure, there are certain requirements that need to be met for you to be an ideal candidate for Liposuction. An ideal candidate for liposuction should be in good health and at least:
The average cost of liposuction in South Africa is $3500, the minimum price is $2350, and the maximum price is $5900.
Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgery performed to remove stubborn fat from the skin. It is also known as lipoplasty and suction-assisted lipectomy. This procedure is performed by an experienced cosmetologist or anaesthetist to give a sculpted look to the body and beautify the overall look of the individual with proper contouring.
Liposuction is not meant for weight reduction. Large amounts of fat cannot be removed by this process. A maximum of a quart (litre) can be removed through liposuction surgery. It is not meant for cellulite removal. For such results, liposhaving is more effective. However, many surgeons believe that the areas containing cellulite may improve in appearance after liposuction is performed.
There can be regions of the skin that have localized fat. Such regions may include calves, abdomen, thighs, and arms. If these regions are resistant to diet and exercise, then a liposuction surgery is performed to remove them.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment among both men and women. It aims to extract the extra fat through a suction device to give a more toned look to the body. The finishing of such surgeries is extremely important.
Liposuction surgery is performed by creating small and really inconspicuous incisions. A typical liposuction procedure involves the following steps:
These days, the use of laser lipo and vaser liposuction is quite common. Both of these are advanced techniques that allow for minimal invasion and discomfort and faster recovery.
In laser lipo, laser light is used to break down the fat cell walls, which allows the fatty oil to seep out and distort the cells that are subsequently removed. The laser light also coagulates the small blood vessels in the deeper layers, thus minimizing the risk of bleeding and bruising.
In vaser liposuction, also known as liposelection, ultrasonic energy is transformed into vibration energy, which is transferred to the fat cells. These cells are then shaken and mixed with a fluid prepared by the surgeon prior to the surgery. This emulsified mixture containing fat and water is then removed through suction with the help of small cannulas.
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