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Liposuction

Lipoplasty

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as "lipo" by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

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Liposuction words to know

Breast reduction

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduction of breast size by surgery.

Cannula

A thin, hollow tube used during liposuction to loosen excess fat.

Facelift

A surgical procedure, also known as rhytidectomy, to reduce sagging of the mid-face, jowls and neck.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Lipoplasty

Another term for liposuction.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin's surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Suction lipectomy

Another term for liposuction.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Tumescent liposuction

Also known as super-wet liposuction, involves an infusion of saline solution with adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat.

Tummy tuck

A surgical procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.

Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty

Also known as ultrasonic liposuction, uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy excess fat prior to surgical suctioning.



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