It is often used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back.The fat is removed through a hollow instrument, known as a cannula. This is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.
- The operation is normally carried out under general anesthesia.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool but a cosmetic procedure with subtle effects.
Risks include infection and scarring
Liposuction can be used to treat some medical conditions.