Patients in search of an improved appearance may want to consider liposuction. Some parts of the body may have a disproportionate level of fat deposits compared to the rest of the patient’s body. Spot reduction exercise and targeted diets to reduce these fat levels do not work. Liposuction performed by Dr. Mohit Sood, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is useful to obtain a slimmer, more youthful appearance.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure used to remove targeted, excess fat deposits from the body. Liposuction uses a suction process to effectively remove extra fat and can be performed in any area of the body. Patients most commonly request liposuction on:

  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen

Liposuction is minimally invasive. The procedure can be simultaneously performed with other cosmetic surgical procedures, including tummy tuck.

Benefits of Liposuction

The greatest benefit of liposuction is that it almost immediately changes body contours. Problem areas become shapelier. The treated area looks tighter and firmer and allows the patient to achieve a more toned appearance where exercise isn’t effective.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction is performed in several stages, including:

  • Application of local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
  • Surgical incisions made at the treatment area.
  • A thin tube or cannula is inserted beneath the skin.
  • Fat cells are suctioned into a vacuum.
  • The wound is closed.