Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Ideal candidates for liposuction are those who are relatively normal in weight but who have accumulations of fat in localized areas. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a cellulite treatment.
The liposuction operation
In many cases, liposuction can be performed without requiring hospital admission. In other cases, it may be necessary to stay overnight in the hospital.
Local anesthesia may be used in addition to sedation if liposuction is not very extensive. If it is a liposuction of large surfaces, general anesthesia can be used. A liposuction usually lasts between one and two hours, but the time is variable depending on the area and the amount.
Initially, a small incision is made to insert a hollow cannula. The other end of this cannula is attached to a machine that produces a vacuum. The surgeon moves the cannula between the fatty deposits under the skin, breaking the fat and sucking it out.