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What is liposuction?

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Dr. Henry Mentz answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce fat deposits in the thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, waist, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, calves, and ankles.

Answered Apr 3, 2016

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Liposuction, as the name says, is the removal of fat with a vacuum. Small incisions are made, and a canula (hollow tube) is inserted under the skin, into the fat. A hole, or holes, near the end of the tube remove fat by sucking it out. A balanced salt solution with local anesthesia and epinephrine is injected prior to surgery to reduce discomfort and bruising. Consult a board certified specialist.

Answered Oct 30, 2017

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Dr. Ergun Kocak answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Hi! Liposuction is a surgical procedure done through a range of techniques to remove stubborn fat from various parts of the body. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Instead, it is a body contouring procedure that helps people achieve the shape they desire and cannot achieve through exercise and dieting.

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