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Liposuction - series

Indications:
Indications

Fat can "settle" in certain parts of the body. Women gain fat mostly in the stomach, buttocks, hips, and thighs. Men, on the other hand, can gain fat in the belly and waist. Liposuction may help people who want to have less fat in these parts of their body. But it is not for people who are very overweight.



Procedure:
Procedure

A special machine and tools are used. The person will be given medicine and fall asleep. The surgeon will then push small suction tools through the skin into the fat pockets. The tools will break up the fat and suck it out. Small tubes may be placed in the area to help drain fluids for the first few days after the surgery.



Aftercare:
Aftercare

The person will wear special clothing over the area to help cut down on swelling and bleeding. This clothing is called a compression garment. The clothing presses on the skin and tissue underneath. It will also help the skin shrink and fit the new body shape.



Results:
Results

In time, the person’s body will be trimmer and look healthier.




Review Date: 5/15/2013
Reviewed By: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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