Liposuction is one of the most performed plastic surgeries. It consists of the removal of fat cells in certain areas of the body. Despite having good health and practicing physical exercise, some people may still have bodies with disproportionate contours, due to localized fat deposits that persist even with these activities.
Liposuction can be used to treat accumulations of fat in various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, waist, back, medial part of the knee, chest, cheeks, and the region below the chin. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a slimming treatment, but rather it is indicated for patients who are within normal weight but are not able to lose fat in certain regions, even with diet and physical activity.
During surgery, the fat cells are permanently removed; however, it is very important that the patient maintains weight maintenance habits so that the results remain unchanged.