Liposuction for Hips, Waist, Thighs & Buttocks:
Fat in the hips, waist, and thighs can be one of the most difficult problems to solve, since these areas often do not respond well to diet and exercise. Fat in the females hip and thigh areas has a high level of fat-storing enzymes, enabling her to store fat during pregnancy. Fortunately, liposuction / liposculpture procedures are available to remove unwanted fat 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. While some patients undergo major liposuction to remove 10-25 lbs. of excess fat, most patients prefer to remove small amounts of fat from specific areas. The buttocks can also be reshaped using liposuction / liposculpture techniques.
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 and patients can return to work in 5 to 7 days. Normal athletic activities can be resumed in about three weeks.
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