Knowing What Liposuction Is and How It Works

29 November 2009, 02:01 | Posted under by Tatiana

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If you wish to know what liposuction is and how it works, read this article to be enlightened. This is a type of cosmetic surgery removing excess fat from the different parts of the human body. Such parts include the middle, thighs, buttocks, sides, back and arms. The procedure requires inserting a cannula or tube in the desired area and then utilizing an aspirator or suction device that suctions the fat into the tube and out of the body. Fluids are injected into the affected area after the fats are removed for anesthetic purposes to minimize internal pain and strain and to release fat cells.
Method, Cost, Effect and Recovery
It should be known that liposuction does not substitute a weight loss method. It is often seen as the costly and invasive way of losing weight. This method can only suction not more than ten pounds of fat and is only for people in great physical shape who have not succeeded in removing stubborn fat even after trying other non-invasive weight loss methods. When too much fat is removed through liposuction, this can cause serious and harmful effects to the body. In truth, liposuction is for vanity purposes.
Liposuction costs depend on the surgeon performing it and from the location it is performed. For abdominal liposuction, a patient should pay around $3000. Other procedures also cost differently.
There are various effects when a patient gets fat cells removed from the body. After the procedure, there would be pain, swelling, numbness and bruising. The doctor would require the patient to wear compression garments for a few days. The patient is advised rest as he or she will experience drainage from the area where incisions were made. After another two weeks, these effects would go away. Once swelling subsides, the positive effects show and these are a smaller body and renewed self-confidence of the patient.
Cosmetic surgeons advise a recovery time after liposuction. This is usually 30 days after the procedure. Normal activity can be resumed following seven days of recovery. After 6 months, the patient would experience full recovery.
Benefits of liposuction include a better visual appearance due to a contoured and firmer body and improved health because the patient can finally do exercises and activities that she was not able to do due to a bigger body. Other advantages include an improved emotional well-being, lesser body cellulite that caused discoloration before, removal of stubborn fat and more comfort due to the absence of fat that keep the body warm.
In knowing what liposuction is and how it works, a person would be able to decide if he or she is prepared for it or not.
Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/plastic-surgeries-articles/knowing-what-liposuction-is-and-how-it-works-5854034.html

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