All about liposuction (lipoplasty/lipo)

A liposuction also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture or just lipo is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed with the aim of removing “stubborn” localised fat deposits which do not respond to diet or exercise.

The amount of people that are troubled by unwanted fat deposits in combination with the good and permanent results has made liposuction one of the most performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the world.

The areas that are most suitable for lipoplasty are the stomach, waist, back, thighs, knees, chin, inside of the thighs, hips and neck.

Those of you considering liposuction will find all you need to know about the procedure on this page. The information is examined by Dr. Anders Liss, a plastic surgery specialist. The contents should be seen as a general guide to liposuction but cannot replace a consultation with a surgeon.

Here you will find all you need to know about liposuction:

  • If you are a suitable candidate for lipo and what results you can expect
  • Information about the various methods of liposuction
  • The liposuction procedure and the period following surgery
  • The associated risks and the cost of lipoplasty
  • Before and after photos and discussion forum about lipo
  • Questions and answers as well as the possibility to ask an expert about liposuction

What results can you expect from liposuction (lipo)?

Fat accumulations on certain parts of the body are almost impossible to remove through diet. Hereditary and hormonal conditions can be more crucial than calorie intake and exercise. We are born with an amount of fat cells, which implies that weight increase provides an enlargement and weight loss a decrease of the existing fat cells. The body does not however create new fat cells.

The fact that the body cannot produce new fat cells gives lipo a good lasting result since it is the actual fat cells which are removed. The body fat (fat cells) which is removed by a liposuction is the fat located between the skin and the musculature.

As previously mentioned, fat cells cannot regenerate, but those that remain in an area after liposuction (it is not possible to remove all cells from one area) can with a substantial weight gain increase in size (swell up).

About this liposuction information

The information about liposuction is divided into a series of articles each dealing with different areas that are important to know prior to liposuction surgery. By taking your time to read through this information you will achieve a good understanding about what lipo entails and what it cannot achieve.

Enjoy the read!

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