There are many people who try to eliminate stubborn fat pockets from different areas of their body through diet and exercise. However, they often become dissatisfied as diet and exercise can only do so much. The good news is that there is a plastic surgery procedure that can contour your body by eliminating those fat. Yes, liposuction is an effective procedure to get rid of the stubborn fat deposits from your body. There are many people who think of liposuction as a weight loss method, which is quite the contrary. Liposuction is merely a plastic surgery procedure to contour your overall figure. It remodels your body without requiring you to torment yourself with diets and exercises. The results of liposuction are effective; however, you will have to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to enjoy the benefits permanently. Getting beautiful curves If you desire to have a curvaceous figure and failed to achieve that via diet and exercise, liposuction can help you attain your aesthetic goal. The procedure can be used to contour many areas of your body, including your butt and breasts. The excess, unwanted fat deposits from different areas of your body will be removed and then re-injected in your butt and breasts to make your body curvier. Patients who desire to have curvy bodies mostly seek the butt augmentation surgery; however, if they have substantial amount of stubborn fat in localized areas of their bodies, they can instead choose to undergo the fat grafting procedure, which will use liposuction to remove the excess fat from the body areas and then transfer it to the butt. It is also possible to achieve the hourglass figure with liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks. The liposuction would slim down your waist while the fat transfer will add projection and shape to your rear ends. There are also patients who have more fat on the upper body than the rear. They appear aesthetically unappealing, because their waists are bigger than their hip outlines. If you have this problem, you may opt to go for a combo of liposuction and tummy tuck, which will ultimately help you achieve the hourglass shape. Liposuction is a very simple yet powerful procedure. It can completely transform your appearance, making you aesthetically appealing and irresistible. Don’t use liposuction for weight loss There are many people who think that liposuction is a weight loss method. As such, they go under the knife only to become dissatisfied by the end results. Liposuction is not a weight loss method, but a procedure meant to sculpt your body by removing the fat pockets from different areas. This does not result in significant weight loss. Moreover, if you are obese, you would be required to first lose and stabilize your weight in order to qualify for the liposuction surgery. You should use diet and exercise to cut your weight before seeking liposuction. There is no doubt that liposuction is an effective procedure; however, it is not a weight loss method. It should not be abused, because it is strictly meant to remodel and sculpt the body, instead of decreasing one’s weight. Remember, there is a limit to removing the amount of fat from your body through liposuction, and if more than that amount of fat is removed in a single liposuction session, it will result in fluid imbalance and associated health problems. More about liposuction Even though liposuction is a very quick, simple, and effective surgery when it comes to eliminating excess, stubborn fat from the body, it comes with a number of risks and complications. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your doctor ahead of the surgery. The procedure is conducted under local anesthesia and via the tumescent technique. After the administration of the local anesthesia, a small tube will be entered into the target area. The tube, which is also referred to as a cannula, normally has a diameter of around 4 millimeters and has a suction pump on the other end. A tumescent solution is introduced into the target area and the cannula is moved back and forth to loosen the fat. The tumescent solution helps in loosening the fat, in addition to decreasing bleeding and inflammation. The fat deposits are then suctioned out with the help of the suction pump. Your plastic surgeon may opt to use advanced techniques and liposuction types, such as the ultrasound assisted liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction. Normally, liposuction can be completed in 1-2 hours; however, the exact time depends on the target area, the volume of fat in the target area, and the surgeon’s expertise. The procedure will be carried out under general anesthesia if the estimated time of the surgery is more than 2 hours, and if the patient is feeling very nervous or is suffering from any health problem. The procedure is normally used on the abdomen, sides, flanks, thighs, back, and upper body. Recovery after the procedure is relatively quicker. Since the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you’ll be able to return home a few hours after the surgery. You will be able to resume work a few days after the procedure; however, make sure not to engage in strenuous activities for at least 3-4 weeks post-operation. Conclusion Liposuction is a very effective procedure in contouring the body. The surgery can effectively eliminate the stubborn fat deposits from localized areas of your body, making your body appear aesthetically pleasant and curvy. Liposuction is a strictly body contouring surgery, so you should not try to abuse it for other purposes. The good news is that your plastic surgeon can use his or her sense of aesthetics and artistry to add beautiful curves to your body through liposuction.