Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure performed for the purpose of removing localized collections of excess fat that are resistant to diet or exercise. The procedure is not performed for the purpose of weight reduction although patients often find that they do lose a small amount of weight with the surgery. The most major benefit to liposuction would be that clothing tends to fit better and smoother. The most common areas for liposuction are the hips, thighs and abdomen, as well as the arms, knees, calves, upper torso, neck and under the chin.
The main goal of liposuction is to bring areas of localized fat into proportion with the rest of the body. Liposuction is a procedure performed on patients from ages 15 to 65, both male and female. In our experience, recovery from liposuction varies with the extent of the surgery but generally takes from 2-6 weeks. In our practice, patients are required to wear a girdle during the recovery period.
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