If you’ve been struggling with slimming down a certain area and achieving a toned physique, but you aren’t seeing results with diet and exercise, you’re not alone. A healthy lifestyle can go a long way toward achieving a slim, toned figure. Unfortunately for patients who want a thinner figure, many stubborn fat pockets won’t budge because the body is designed to hold onto fat in those areas. This is why liposuction is such a popular procedure in the aesthetic field.
What to expect during liposuction
A liposuction procedure takes two to five hours, depending on how many areas you are having treated and which liposuction technique you’re having. Your liposuction will be performed under local or general anesthesia based on your needs.
Liposuction is typically performed starting with a very small incision made in the treatment area. A narrow tube called a cannula is inserted and used to gently break up the unwanted fat. This fat is then suctioned from the body. When the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with surgical glue or absorbable sutures.