Liposuction, is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits. The unsightly distribution of body fat is usually due to an inborn tendency to deposit fat in one particular area of the body, most commonly around the hips. Other areas for fat deposits include; the neck, arms, tummy, loins, thighs, inner side of the knees and the ankles.
Fat cells are believed not to be regenerated in adult life: their removal by liposuction will give a permanent change in contour and be independent of any changes in your body weight.
It is important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. The amount of fat that can be removed from a localised area of the body is limited by what is considered safe (maximum of 3 litres) and a natural limitation when no further fat can be removed. Therefore it may not be possible to slim down an area as much as you might wish. Further treatments may be carried out in the same area after six months. Where the skin is inelastic and loose, Liposuction will tend to leave the skin more lax and it may be recommended that a skin excision be carried out to correct this, either at the same time as the liposuction, or as a second procedure. This is most likely in the abdomen, after pregnancy or weight loss, the buttocks or the neck. Please also note that dimples and wrinkles of the skin, sometimes called cellulite will not be improved by liposuction.