Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Little Thought Before Doing Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat for the purpose of body contouring. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 245,000 people underwent liposuction in 2008, making it the third most popular surgical cosmetic procedure.

Liposuction is the surgical method of removing fat from certain regions of the body. Fat is a good padding for body, but too much of fat can invite various diseases such as heart attacks and other disorders. The removal of the excess fat from the body is hence very important. Liposuction is a method which is used to remove this extra fat from the body and reshape the body. It is usually carried out to get rid of the fat that cannot be removed through various diets and exercises.

The advantages of liposuction includes: quick removal of fat and improves the individual’s self confidence. The main advantage is that the individual can lose weight from specific areas of the body using liposuction.

There are various disadvantages of liposuction. There are temporary disadvantages such as: occurrence of swelling in the region of surgery, pain, bruising of the skin, numbness and various allergic reactions can also be seen. Sometimes limited or restricted movements are also experienced in the region. The permanent disadvantages of liposuction includes: infection of the skin, skin burns or skin damage, nerve damage and disturbance in the fluid balance of the body. Scarring is one of the most common disadvantages of the liposuction method. The liposuction method removes only the fat that is present under the skin, this it does not reduce the risk or diseases such as cardiovascular diseases.

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