Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that involves the removal of fat from different parts of the body; this procedure utilizes a suction method to accomplish this. Liposuction is not an overall solution to excess body fat neither, is it a cure for obesity. It is usually done by people with a controlled body weight who require the reduction of fat from certain areas of the body.
The procedure is typically carried out using a cannula; small and thin tubes with blunted tips. The cannula is introduced into the skin after an incision is made in the area of concentration, fat is then suctioned out via the tubes. There are new methods that involve using a laser to liquefy fat cells before they are eventually suctioned out.

A Liposuction procedure is usually carried out in problem areas where fatty tissues are deposited like; Abdomen, back, chest, neck, thighs, hips and love handles. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery for both men and women.
Individuals who intend to undergo a liposuction procedure are often asked certain questions like;

● If they are on regular aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs. They are advised to stop these two weeks before their procedure.
● Women are also asked to stop the intake of contraceptive pills.
● Anaemia patients are asked to increase their iron intake.

These questions are asked to ascertain if an individual is fit to undergo the procedure.

What Are The Benefits Of Liposuction
The benefits of liposuction are numerous; these are just a few of them;

Reduction Of Lymphedema
Lymphedema is a condition in which lymph collects (excess fluids) are collected in the tissue, causing edema or swelling. These swellings are commonly in the legs and arms; liposuction reduces this condition drastically.

Reduction Of Excess Skin
An individual who is morbidly obese and loses about 40% of their total body fat, would leave with excess skin and abnormalities. A liposuction procedure is needed such individual in regular shape.

Better Healthy Eating Habits
Liposuction can influence better lifestyle changes like exercising and eating healthy. Results are easily and rapidly gotten which in turn, improves an individual's overall well being.

Improves Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a kind of condition that is characterized by having excessive fatty breast tissue, experienced by men. Liposuction reduces these fatty tissues in the breast area.

Liposuction is akin to other types of cosmetic surgeries which possess both benefits and risks.

Some Of The Risks Are;

Liposuction involves a gradual healing process that is usually accompanied by scarring. These scarring could be visible for as long as 4-6 months.

A typical reaction to the anesthesia administered during this procedure is the feeling of numbness in certain areas during the healing process.

Visible Contour Irregularities
The results of liposuction mostly depend on the level of expertise of the surgeon and, the skin elasticity of the patient. An individual with a loose skin might experience problems with irregular contouring causing the area to look bumpy, wavy or withered.

If the area of treatment isn't cleaned up or correctly drained then, a patient is at the risk of getting an infection in that area. This infection may be noticed later on and would require surgery to be adequately treated.

Kidney Or Heart Problems
As fluids are being suctioned and injected into the body. It would affect the body fluid levels and, may lead to heart or kidney problems.

While Liposuction is widely popular, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits before deciding on undergoing this procedure. It is also always advisable to consult your doctor first.

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Eric Leader is the owner of Every Body's Personal Trainer