Liposuction is the surgical aspiration of fat from the subcutaneous plane (under the skin) leaving a more desirable contour.
Liposuction improves body shape by removing excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. The fat is removed using a cannula, tube and vacuum device. Usually some fluid is first infused into area of fat aspiration. Liposuction can be performed with local or general anaesthesia, depending on extent and client preference. Liposuction can be done as a day procedure or may require overnight stay if multiple body areas are suctioned.
Side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation, and temporary fluid drainage from incision sites. Generally, you should recover fully from any of these side effects. Down time is low; you can be back at work in a short while depending on extent of liposuction. You will use a garment for several weeks after the procedure and may require lymphatic drainage massage to aid fluid drainage and resolution of oedema.