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Inherited traits often prevent people from achieving their desired body shape. Even years of exercise may not yield significant results in certain people. For many, the answer is liposuction, also known as liposculpture, a procedure that extracts fat deposits from specific areas of the body.


A small incision is made in the skin just large enough to accommodate a small hollow tube called a cannula.  The cannula suctions the fat from selected areas of the body to create the desired contour. This procedure is ideal for those who are within 30% of their ideal body weight and would like to contour specific areas.


Liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes from one to 3 or more hours depending on the area and amount of fat being removed.  Recovery also depends upon the extent of your surgery. Sutures are removed in one week. Normal athletic activities can be resumed in about three weeks.


Tumescent Technique:


The tumescent technique for liposuction is still the most commonly used method for achieving desired results in contouring areas such as the waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. This technique works by injecting controlled amounts of a special fluid under the skin. This fluid causes the fat to swell such that it is easier to remove.This fluid also numbs and constricts blood flow to the area to reduce blood loss. Because there is so little blood loss, there is minimal bruising.


Medication is also added to this fluid such that post-operative pain is reduced for 18 to 24 hours after surgery. After the fluid is injected, a special hollow tube called a cannula is connected to a suction machine and then inserted under the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth to create thousands of tiny tunnels where the fat has been removed.


After surgery, a compression garment, or girdle, is put on the patient. The tiny tunnels collapse under the pressure of the garment. The garment is worn most of the time for the next 6 weeks.


The tissue continues to contract within the tunnel, creating a slimmer appearance. A new method, called Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, or UAL, is now being used in conjunction with tumescent techniques.


Ultrasonic Technique:

A new method, called Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, or UAL , is now being used in conjunction with tumescent liposuction techniques. UAL works by converting ultrasonic energy into heat, literally melting the fat cells, allowing the remains to be suctioned away. This method reduces the amount of trauma to the tissue, since less force is needed by the surgeon, leaving fibrous tissue and vascular structures intact. There is minimal blood loss, less bruising, and better retraction of tissue.


FAQ: Liposuction  

1. What is liposuction?
2. Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
3. Who is not a good candidate for liposuction?
4. Is liposuction a reasonable treatment for obesity?
5. What is a successful liposuction surgery?
6. Does liposuction always remove cellulite?
7. Does liposuction produce permanent results?
8. Does the fat come back in other spots after liposuction?
9. Does liposuction cause dimpling or indentations in the skin?
10. What Alternatives Are There to Liposuction?


1.What is liposuction?(top)

The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's contour by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (from the Latin word for reed, tube, cane). The liposuction cannula, typically connected to a powerful suction pump, is inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin, and fat is removed by suction as the cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fat. During the healing process after liposuction, these tiny tunnels shrink and disappear, resulting in an improved body contour.

2. Who is a good candidate for liposuction?(top)

A good candidate for liposuction is defined as any patient who is likely to be happy with the results of liposuction. The best candidates for liposuction are in good health and have realistic expectations of what liposuction can accomplish. Liposuction can provide a good candidate with a significant improvement, but it is unlikely to achieve perfection. There is no definite age or weight limit for patients who are "good candidates" for liposuction. Many liposuction patients are of average size but are concerned about localized accumulations of fat. However, some of the happiest patients have been individuals who are somewhat obese. A good candidate usually has one or more localized accumulations of fat that can be removed by liposuction


3. Who is not a good candidate for liposuction?(top)

A person who expects absolute perfection is not a good candidate for liposuction. Excessively obese patients are usually not good candidates for liposuction. A person who has a serious medical problem is not a good candidate for liposuction.

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4. Is liposuction a reasonable treatment for obesity?(top)

Liposuction is not a good treatment of obesity. Liposuction is not effective, even as a last resort, for people who are unable to lose weight by dieting and exercise. Obese patients almost always regain the weight that is removed by liposuction unless there is a dramatic reduction in calorie intake (by dieting) or a significant increase in calorie expenditure (by exercising). Whenever large-volume liposuction has been used in an attempt to treat obesity by surgery, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of serious surgical complications. It is not safe to remove huge amounts of fat by liposuction. It is dangerous to remove more than 8 to 10 pounds of fat by liposuction in a single day. Thus, liposuction will not be of any significant benefit for an obese patient who believes that liposuction will aid in the effort to lose weight.

On the other hand, an overweight person whose weight has been stable for many years and has certain problem-areas of fat may be a good candidate for liposuction. Liposuction in an obese patient is reasonable when the goal is to improve a troublesome body contour area. It is not reasonable to use liposuction as a surgical technique for weight loss.


5. What is a successful liposuction surgery?(top)

A liposuction surgery is a success when the patient is happy with the results. The surgeon's goal is to obtain an optimal aesthetic result rather than to maximize the amount of fat removed. One of the most common causes for disappointment in the results of liposuction surgery is the removal of too much fat, which produces an abnormal or unusual appearance. The cosmetic success of a liposuction surgery is often the result of removing an amount of fat equivalent to less than a pound or two of butter from a woman's saddlebag area or from a man's love handle area. While this amount of fat is relatively small compared to a person's total body weight, it does produce a dramatic change in the patient's silhouette.

6. Does liposuction always remove cellulite?(top)

Liposuction improves the silhouette of the body, but does not necessarily eliminate the pre-existing subtle "puckering" of the skin that is often referred to as "cellulite." Liposuction does reduce the degree of cellulite to a degree but it is unlikely to  completely eliminate cellulite.

7. Does liposuction produce permanent results?(top)

After liposuction the body's new shape is more or less permanent. If a patient does gain a moderate amount of weight after liposuction, then the figure will simply be a larger version of the new body shape. Fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back. As long as the patient does not gain excessive amounts of weight, the new, more pleasing silhouette is permanent. Of course after liposuction the clock keeps ticking, and advancing age will produce the usual changes in the shape of the body associated with the aging process. If a person gains weight after liposuction, she/he will not accumulate as much fat in the treated areas as would have happened if liposuction had not been done.

8. Does the fat come back in other spots after liposuction?(top)

If a patient does not gain weight after liposuction, then fat does not accumulate in other areas of the body. However, if a patient gains a significant amount of weight, say more than 10 pounds (5 kg), after liposuction, then the fat must go somewhere. In fact, the fat accumulates in every area of the body in proportion to the amount of fat cells in each area. Areas where fat cells have been removed by liposuction will accumulate relatively little fat, while areas not treated by liposuction will collect relatively more fat. For example, if a woman gains weight after liposuction of her hips, outer thighs, and abdomen, then most of the fat will be deposited elsewhere such as the woman's breasts, face, back and legs.

9. Does liposuction cause dimpling or indentations in the skin?(top)

Dimpling and indentations in the skin is a known risk of liposuction. However skin irregularities are unusual in the hands of a skilled surgeon. The use of large diameter cannulas tends to increase the risk of irregularities, while the use of microcannulas (less than 2.8 mm in outside diameter) reduces this risk. The use of microcannulas and multiple adits (very tiny 1.5 mm round holes placed in the skin) allows the surgeon to make a criss-cross pattern of tiny tunnels throughout the fat which produces smoother liposuction results compared to using larger cannulas and only two or three entrance incisions. When large cannulas are used, any inadvertent passage of the cannula too close to the skin may leave a depression or furrow, whereas one pass too close to the skin with a microcannula will not leave a visible depression.

10. What Alternatives Are There to Liposuction?(top)

Liposuction is never absolutely necessary. If you decide that liposuction is not for you, then you may consider the following alternatives to liposuction. Weight loss without liposuction can produce excellent aesthetic results. Weight loss can be achieved by dieting (decreased calorie intake) or by increased exercise (expenditure of calories). An alternative to abdominal liposuction is a tummy tuck.




FAQ: Liposuction Techniques and Instruments


1. How many incisions are made?

2. How long will take for the incisions to heal?

3. Is it necessary to have an IV during liposuction?

4. How long does it take to complete a typical liposuction procedure?

5. What is the safest form of liposuction?

6. What is a liposuction cannula?

7. What is a microcannula?

8. Is the ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL) technique safe and effective?

9. Is power-assisted liposuction (using oscillating or vibrating cannulas) safe and effective



1. How many incisions are made?(top)

The number of linear incisions or adits (tiny round holes) that are placed in the skin is determined by a number of factors including size and location of the area being treated, and the surgeon’s technique. In general, when just a few (2 to 6) incisions are used in an area, the incisions tend to be somewhat larger (greater than ¼ inch long), and are closed with stitches. In contrast, surgeons who use small diameter microcannulas typically make multiple (4 to 12 or more) tiny adits in an area, which are so small (less than 1/8 inch in diameter) that no stitches are required.

2. How long will take for the incisions to heal? (top)

Incisions or adits usually close up in a week or two, and become completely healed with no scabs within 2 to 4 weeks. The incision sites slowly become less and less visible over 3 to 12 months, except in patients who have darkly pigmented skin, in which case the incision sites may remain visible for more than a year or two.

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3. Is it necessary to have an IV during liposuction?(top)

Intravenous fluids are not necessary, and in fact are contraindicated with tumescent liposuction because the large volume of dilute tumescent local anesthetic fluid that is injected under the skin is sufficient to replace any fluid that is lost by liposuction.

4. How long does it take to complete a typical liposuction procedure?(top)

The average patient will be in the surgical facility for 3 to 7 hours. However, the actual surgery may only require 2 to 3 hours. The length of time that it takes to complete a liposuction depends on the size of the patient, the number of areas being treated, and the type of anesthesia being used. Because it takes a certain amount of time to inject local anesthesia, it usually takes longer to do liposuction using local anesthesia than it does using general anesthesia.

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5. What is the safest form of liposuction?(top)

Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia is the safest form of liposuction. Liposuction using general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation is somewhat less safe than liposuction totally by local anesthesia. The greatest danger of using general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation is that these forms of systemic anesthesia permit a surgeon to do too much liposuction on the same day and permit multiple unrelated cosmetic procedures on the same day as liposuction. If a patient desires a large amount of liposuction, or multiple unrelated cosmetic surgical procedures, it is safest to do the liposuction on two or three separate occasions, each separated by three to four weeks, and to not do unrelated surgical procedures on the same day as liposuction.

6. What is a liposuction cannula?(top)

Microcannulas permit smoother results after liposuction. A liposuction cannula is a small stainless steel tube that is inserted through an incision in the skin and removes subcutaneous fat. The fat is suctioned through the cannula, then through a long flexible plastic tube that attaches the cannula to a vacuum pump.

7. What is a microcannula?(top)

Tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia requires the use of very small cannulas or microcannulas. Microcannulas have an outside diameter = 2.8 mm. Microcannulas permit a more delicate and gentle approach to liposuction than can be achieved using larger cannulas. Because microcannulas require a minimal amount of force to be pushed through fatty tissue, the surgeon can control the direction and position of the cannula with much more accuracy: The ultimate result is a greatly reduced risk of inadvertently approaching too close to the undersurface of the skin and unintentionally causing irregularities.

8. Is the ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL) technique safe and effective?(top)

UAL is neither as safe nor as effective as traditional liposuction. See Risks of Ultrasonic Liposuction.

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9. Is power-assisted liposuction (using oscillating or vibrating cannulas) safe and effective?(top)

Power assisted liposuction (PAL) uses a machine-powered cannula that oscillates in and out or vibrates very fast. PAL is relatively new and somewhat controversial. Manufacturers of these devices and some surgeons are enthusiastic about PAL and believe it makes liposuction easier. Other surgeons remain skeptical and have not found there to be any advantage in using PAL.


FAQ: Post-Op Pain and Discomfort


1.Post liposuctions pain, how long will I be sore?

2. How extreme is the pain after liposuction surgery?

3. Do the liposuction garments (compression) help with pain?

4. How long will I stay in bed after liposuction surgery?

5. Will I have to stay in bed during the recovery period?


1.Post liposuctions pain, how long will I be sore?(top)


Every person has a different post surgery pain tolerance, but the general reactions for the first 48 hours, most post liposuction patients will stick close to bed. A general feeling of being hit by a heavy flu is a good way to sum up what most patients experience. Make sure to clear up your schedule before the procedure, so you can rest. Most liposuction patients report feeling 80 percent better by day 3.

2.How extreme is the pain after liposuction surgery?(top)

First off most patients do not describe liposuction recovery as extremely painful! At most, patients report of extreme discomfort 12 to 72 hours just after surgery. Perhaps the most difficult pain complaint is related to not being able to get comfortable to sleep (this depends on where your lipo was performed of course). After the 48-72 hours the discomfort is all downhill from there. A skilled plastic surgeon with years of experience, combined with a first rate anesthesia, you will be in good hands, Remember less pain is experienced with local liposuction anesthesia.

Pain immediately following liposuction is very manageable when local is used, The drugs used for the local stay in the body area and system and contuse to provide relief for some time (up to 24 hours). Typically your plastic surgeon will prescribe mild pain medication or sometimes only Tylenol. Where extreme reactions come into play is when general is used and insufficient local anesthetic (Lidocaine) is used. Your surgeon will guide you through both of the options if they use both techniques.

3.Do the liposuction garments (compression) help with pain?(top)

Your liposuction garment, con help with post surgical pain if your surgeon is using open drainage systems. The open drainage means the hole the surgeon to remove the body fat from is left open with a small drainage left to help excess fluids drain during the healing process. After your skin reattaches and starts to mend, the drainage is removed. Most liposuction patients also feel that the compression garments makes them feel more secure after the procedure.

4.How long will I have to stay in bed after liposuction surgery?


You will not be bed ridden after surgery, in modern liposuction methods the patient is asked to walk around and have some level of movement after surgery. That being said post surgery; you will be very tired and want to stick close to your bed for the first day or so. You can expect to be cleared to go back to work (job dependant) in about 24-72 hours. If your surgeon chooses local vs. general anesthesia you can expect to be up and about much faster than the latter. Also general recovery time is also reduced overall.


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Liposuction results photo

I'm really surprised with some liposuction's results photo that I saw in a magazine… some of them looked really amazing, but some of them didn't look so pretty… and these were related to pictures taken days after the surgery, can you help to understand what to expect?

Kelly M, Phoenix AZ.


Liposuction results and photos

Phoenix, AZ

Kelly, you can find out information about Liposuction or Liposculpture in the Plastic Surgery section of the SSI web site and many other sites have great information. Depending on the area you are thinking of having liposuction and the amount needed will greatly determine what you should expect. Make a list of questions and be sure to ask your surgeon .The pictures you saw if taken days after the surgery probably showed some bruising and swelling which is absolutely normal but will generally diminish within a few weeks. If you have any more questions let me know.



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Remove fat from stomach with liposuction procedure

Hi Can I get fat taken from my stomach and then put into my buttocks? One is to big, the other to flat!

Michele.- Miami Florida


Liposuction and Fat Grafting in Miami FL

Michele, Yes you can get abdominal liposuction and have that placed into the buttock area using fat grafting!


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General cost of full Body Liposuction in L. A. CA.

Hello SSI, I am really interested in getting some plastic surgery, Full Body Lipo actually and definitely a nose job, but it's kind of hard to find a general cost for plastic surgery, can you give me some prices?

Xian L K. -Los Angeles CA.

Price of full Body Liposuction in Los Angeles CA.

Xian, I know it is really hard to find the general cost of ANY surgery, I worked on it for months that is why if you go to compare prices on the SSI web site you will find not only the average cost of plastic surgery in the United States but also our prices. You can also find cost information on the Package page which lists the prices for multiple procedures. If you can't find what your looking for go to get a quote and let me know!



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Cost of plastic surgery, with liposuction in the UK

Cost of plastic surgery uk . Hey guys, I've been checking out your web site, and I think it's amazing, the compare prices page really get me excited, the cost of plastic surgery uk is too high, you really give me a option! Thank you!

Mimi S. - UK

Cost of plastic surgery uk

Mimi, Thank you so much! Our goal really is just to give people an option that they never thought they had! Here is the really good news there are direct flights from the UK to Margarita Island . Contact Qinternational tour operator they are great to work with.



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Cost of plastic surgery San Diego

My sister and I always wanted to get a liposuction and a tummy tuck, and even when the cost of plastic surgery in San Diego is a lot higher (actually a lot higher ) compare to other states, it is amazing the difference that you present in here, but my question is: can we get even lower prices if we are traveling together? Like a combo package?

Alyssa and Stacey A - San Diego, CA.

Cost of plastic surgery San Diego CA

Alyssa and Stacey, by traveling together you will definitely save on the cost of the hotel and transportation. As far as the cost of surgery you need to fill out the quote page and send some pictures and I will see what I can do.



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Payment Plans for liposuction surgery

Do any of your hospitals or surgeons offer payment plans and or financing for liposuction.

Carlos B-New York

Payment or financing for liposuction NYC.

Carlos,Yes several plastic Surgeons do offer payment or financing options for lipo. Send me an email and I will give you the details.



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Ultrasonic liposuction Miami FL.

My doctor recommended a new procedure using ultrasonic liposuction. Is it really the best technique for liposuction?

Amy F -Miami FL.

Ultrasonic liposuction Miami, FL

Amy, good question but the jury is still out on this issue. There are no definitive results that conclusively prove that ultrasonic liposuction is “the best”. Many surgeons perform both procedures depending on your body and skin type believing that not any one technique is perfect for everyone.


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plastic surgery in mexico

I've been looking for plastic surgery options in others countries, and my first thought was mexico, but now that i see your web site and know about all the things you are offering, it just sounds great!!!

Lois - California

plastic surgery in mexico
Well Lois, I'm so glad that you can see us as a great option for you, we invite you to go to our web site, and get a personalized quote of anything that you are interested on and then we can help you even more.


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Liposuction in mexico

wow!!!!!!! and i thought i was the only one! I was thinking about getting my lipo in mexico. but i didn't really find a option that convince me, but this sounds great!!!! and you don't have to tell!! i already asked for a quote! I want my quote!!! = )

Liposuction in mexico
To this point you already have your quote, and we expect you coming over soon.


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Body contouring Liposuction Dallas, TX

What exactly is body contouring? Is it Liposuction or Liposculpture?

Laura C- Dallas, Tx.


Body contouring or Liposculpture in Dallas, Texas

Laura, body contouring is about changing the size, shape and firmness of different body areas. This can be accomplished with many different procedures one of which is Liposuction/Liposculpture. The difference between the two is Liposuction tends to be removal of excess fat is specific areas such as the thighs or buttocks changing the overall shape. An example of Liposculpture, is a procedure where the surgeon literally sculpts a stomach into a washboard stomach complete with six pack. This is done by only removing the fat between the muscle ridges to achieve a sculpted look!



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