Conventional liposuction (also referred to as lipoplasty, contouring liposuction or body sculpting liposuction), is the surgical removal of fatty tissue from localized problem areas of the body. It is a very popular method of fat reduction that uses a suction technique to remove pockets of fat from troublesome areas such as the thighs, hips, abdomen, and upper arms. Candidates for liposuction are those who have too much body fat in specific spots, but who otherwise have a stable body weight. Liposuction is also appropriate for women who are considering breast reduction, and for men who suffer from gynecomastia (male breast development). A liposuction procedure will give your body a more slender, sculpted and well-proportioned look.
Conventional liposuction helps both men and women to improve the contours of their bodies, through a relatively simple and safe surgical procedure. The liposuction process involves the insertion of a cannula (a slender, hollow metal tube) through a small incision concealed in a skin fold near the site to be reduced, and scars are virtually undetectable. Through repeated movements of the cannula under the skin, fat globules are separated and removed by vacuum suction through the cannula. Usually only one small incision will be needed for each area being treated with conventional liposuction. The area concerned is injected with various solutions prior to insertion of the cannula, in order to reduce bleeding and to assist the breakdown and loosening of the fat globules.