Introduction to Liposuction

photo of woman before liposuctionphoto of woman after liposuction

Before(top) and after (bottom). Dr. Connall performed liposuction of the abdomen and flanks using the Body-Jet liposuction system on this patient. Note the feminine and natural appearance of the abdomen after surgery.

Liposuction can sculpt the body by removing undesirable fat from many areas.  Liposuction is also known as suction lipectomy or liposculpture. 

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States. 

Liposuction can effectively sculpt the abdomen, waist, back, hips, thighs, arms, and neck.

Is Liposuction Right For Me?

The best candidates for Body-Jet liposuction are those with longstanding or familial fat deposits that cannot be eliminated even with appropriate diet and exercise. 

In this setting, liposuction is used to sculpt areas to achieve more aesthetic body curves and proportions. 

“Saddle bags” in women and “love handles” in men are two common examples of areas that are often treated with liposuction. 

Multiple areas such as the abdomen, hips and thighs can often be treated during one surgery. 

Millions of people have undergone liposuction. 

If your clothes do not fit quite right or you have some areas that you wish to reshape and refine then liposuction may be a great solution for you.

General Considerations For Liposuction

Adult men and women of any ages can be good candidates for liposuction.  

Liposuction patients must be in good health and have a good nutritional status. 

Though it is best for all surgical patients and liposuction patients to quit smoking before surgery, cigarette smoking is not an absolute contraindication for liposuction surgery.  

For patients that are markedly overweight, liposuction is not an appropriate treatment, as liposuction is a body sculpting procedure and not a weight-reduction procedure.

Related Topics

~ Full Tummy Tuck A tummy tuck is great for treating skin excess and laxity of the abdomen and is an option for some patients considering Body-Jet liposuction.
~ Lower Body Lift Some Body-Jet liposuction patients have excessive skin at the abdomen and flanks. A lower body lift treats the entire waistline and surrounding areas.
~ Arm Lift An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is used to sculpt the arms. Patient desiring arm liposuction often are best treated with an arm lift and liposuction.
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