Liposuction is the quickest and easiest way of reducing fat in specific areas of the body. This cosmetic surgery process can be performed in itself but it is usually accompanied by other plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck, breast lift or reduction and also face lift. This cosmetic surgery procedure involves the removal of excess fat in the body. Some fats in the body are easy to remove and can be done through exercise and diet while other fats are hard to metabolize. These fats that are hard to remove are removed through liposuction where the fats which are difficult to metabolize are broken down into liquid form and the liquid is drained out using small suction tubes. Liposuction effects are aesthetic and not intended for weight loss or treatment of obesity. The aim of this paper is to look at the various reasons why people perform liposuction.
Firstly, people perform liposuction in order to remove the excess accumulation of fats in the abdominal area. Abdominal tissues tend to get fuller due to one’s weight or height. Shorter individuals with a big body size mostly have large abdomen due to their height and weight. Liposuction is performed in this case to remove the excess accumulation of fat around the abdominal area. This is done based on the patient’s interest and how she wants to look like after the procedure. This depends on the size and shape that the patients want their after surgery breasts to look like.
What is more, liposuction is to correct the after excessive weight loss surgery. The bariatric surgery helps the patients lose a large amount of weight rapidly during the first year following surgery. After undergoing an excessive weight loss surgery, the post-surgery patients may still have stubborn pockets of fats that remain despite having improved their eating and exercising habits. Liposuction comes in here because it helps remove the stubborn fats. Skin tightening may also be performed alongside liposuction helps tighten the tissues around the necessary areas. The skin can then be tightened through another skin firming cosmetic procedure. The common body areas where liposuction can be performed include the tummy, upper hands, buttocks, chest, chin, hips and thighs.
Moreover, liposuction may also be done to remove the excess fluid collection in the tissues. The fluid usually builds up under the surface of the skin. The fluid, known as serum does not usually build up immediately after surgery but starts to collect several weeks after surgery. The area where the fluid is located may be tender or sore when touched. Liposuction is performed to drain the excess fluid accumulation using the small suction tubes. The suction tubes are placed in and around the incision point and may remain in a patient’s body for some few hours or days after surgery in order to prevent fluid from building up.
Liposuction is performed to remove the excess or abnormal accumulation of fats in the breast area. This is because when a woman gains weight, the first place that the fats will be stored is around the breast area because the breast tissues stretch easily. It is also done after excessive weight loss surgery to remove the fats that could not be removed through exercise and diet. These are usually the fats that are not easily metabolized. Liposuction also helps in removing the excess fluid that is collected around the tissues. Fat removal is done to correct the issues of metabolism of the body fat. One may decide to perform liposuction because he or she feels uncomfortable with the current body shape and structure or is unhappy with their appearances.