Liposuction is a slimming technique that suctions deposits of unwanted fat from different portions of the body. There are several types of liposuction available, using different techniques such as lasers or ultrasounds to melt the fat and make the procedure easier, while causing less skin damage. However, all techniques employ a cannula and a suctioning device.
Advantages of Liposuction
Liposuction has numerous advantages, including:
- Fat removal, which is performed by preparing the surfaces and suctioning the fat with a cannula. In some more advanced liposuction treatments lasers or ultrasounds are used (Cool Lipo or ProLipo) while others may be water assisted (Body Jet Liposuction). High amounts of fat may be removed though traditional liposuction and lower amounts with the newer liposuction techniques.
- There is no need for exercise, diet or other more complicated slimming techniques to eliminate fat. However, after the procedure, you will need to watch your diet and exercise to maintain the results of liposuction.
- Some procedures may be performed as an outpatient treatment.
- The results of liposuction will be visible immediately after the swelling is gone and will improve the following six months after the procedure.
- Some liposuction procedures (Cool Lipo and Smart Lipo) also have a skin tightening effect.
- The results can be durable, provided you avoid overeating and have an active lifestyle.
- Liposuction can be applied on various areas of the body.
Disadvantages of Liposuction
The main disadvantage of liposuction treatments is that they may be costly and some liposuction techniques may only suction limited amounts of fat. Some treatments also require several sessions.