Liposuction - Robert Morin MD

Liposuction

Liposuction is a powerful tool
in plastic surgery.
It has the ability to sculpt
the body by removing undesirable
fat from many different areas.

Liposuction is a powerful tool in plastic surgery. It has the ability to sculpt the body by removing undesirable fat from many different areas. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and chin. Local or general anesthesia may be used depending on the procedure location and the amount of fat removed.

There are several different types of liposuction and new liposuction techniques are constantly making their way into the magazines and onto the news. Some of these techniques include traditional liposuction, power assisted liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, laser liposuction and water-jet assisted liposuction. In all techniques, a tiny incision is made in a relatively inconspicuous location. A cannula or small tube is inserted beneath the skin where it breaks up and suctions out the fat. While many people argue that one type of liposuction is better than another, convincing scientific data has yet to settle this debate.

There is a relatively low complication rate when this procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. After surgery, compression garments are commonly used for patient comfort and to decrease swelling. Patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they are able and they often return to work within a few days.

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