What is Liposuction?

Liposuction: Pros and Cons Explained

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, suction liposculpture, lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks down and "suctions" fat from the body.

It is often used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and back arms, calves, and back.

The fat is removed using a hollow instrument called a cannula. This is inserted under the skin. A powerful high pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.

What is Liposuction?

People who undergo liposuction usually have a stable body weight, but want to remove unwanted body fat deposits in specific parts of the body.

Liposuction is not a complete weight loss method. It is not a cure for obesity.

The procedure does not remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The goal is aesthetic. It is suitable for those who want to change and sublimate their body curve.

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, changing the shape of the body. However, if the patient does not lead a healthy life after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will increase in size.

The amount of fat that can be safely removed is limited.

There are some risks, including infection, numbness, and scarring. If too much fat is removed, there may be lumps or bumps on the skin. Surgical risks appear to be related to the amount of fat removed.


Liposuction is used primarily to improve appearance rather than provide physical health benefits. Most people will probably g