How Does Liposuction Work?

Article by Dr. Jan Zemplenyi

From a general standpoint, liposuction involves removing fat from parts of the body to create a streamlined and “thinner” shape. But, are you aware of how the process really works? This article is designed to showcase everything you need to know about the entire liposuction process.

The Inner Layer AKA “Fat”

Before this article kicks off on the liposuction process, you have to understand what fat actually is. It’s essentially tissue that’s made up of cells that store a substantial amount of energy and insulate the body. There are two different layers of subcutaneous fat – superficial and deep.

During the liposuction process, the doctor will start by making a slight incision and insert a hollow, stainless-steel tube into the deep fat layer. You might be concerned about the dangers of going about this, but working on this layer is much safer than the superficial layer due to there being a less risk to the skin.

The Liposuction Procedure

During a normal procedure, the doctor will utilize a tube to push and pull a tube through the fat layer. As the cannula moves, it will essentially break up the fat cells and a vacuum pump remove the broken cells via suction.

Liposuction is often used for cosmetic purposes to provide the client with a smoother shape to areas like the buttocks, thighs, calves, arms, and abdomen – basically areas that are not reacting from exercise and diet. Additionally, it can also be used to reduce the size of male “breasts” and can even remove fat tumors that people tend to struggle with.

Now, fat can be removed from more than one part of the body during a single liposuction procedure. This is why liposuction is such an effective process. But, before you opt for liposuction, remember that it’s not a weight-loss technique but a reshaping technique. Consult with your doctor prior to scheduling an appointment.

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