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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure to remove deposits of fat from specific areas and improve the shape and contour of the body. Common locations for liposuction include the neck, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, flanks, back, and knees. Liposuction can also used to treat gynecomastia, a common condition in men in which the breasts grow to an unnaturally large size.


The liposuction procedure has benefited from numerous technological and methodological improvements over the years, and is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries today. During the procedure, a tiny incision will be made near the targeted area, and a narrow tube, or cannula, is used to vacuum the fat tissue from deep below the skin.


Though liposuction is a common and safe procedure, there are risks and limitations to the surgery; realistic expectations and good overall health are necessary for a successful procedure and outcome.

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