Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove or reduce localised fatty deposits, which will not respond to diet or exercise. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, a method for losing weight or an alternative to a healthy lifestyle.
Liposuction is one of the most successful plastic surgery procedures, as the incisions are tiny and inconspicuous, the recovery is relatively quick, the complication rate low and the results mostly predictable and satisfactory. Liposuction is the same as liposculpture and is also known as suction assisted lipectomy. It is performed largely under general anaesthetic, although sedation and local anaesthesia may be used.