What is liposuction?

Published On: Aug 01 2012 03:50:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2012 12:35:16 PM EDT

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the human body. Liposuction is not a way to lose all of your body fat, but to target specific problem areas.


Just like any other surgery, liposuction comes with a risk. After surgery, your skin may experience poor elasticity, numbness, infection, or fluid accumulation. According to the Mayo Clinic, suctioning fluids out of your body can even cause kidney and heart problems.


According to the Mayo Clinic, if you maintain your weight, liposuction is permanent. However, if you gain a lot of weight, you will find that your fat distribution has changed and you may develop other problem areas that you didn’t have in the past.


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