Liposuction is the removal of abnormal fat deposits by means of suction. These fat deposits can occur at locations such as the neck, belly, hips, buttocks, upper legs, knees, and lower legs and are caused by an increased number of fat cells. The fat layer on the rest of the body is normal. This abnormal fat accumulation only happens to people who have a genetic predisposition. An important condition for liposuction is that the skin has sufficient elasticity.

You should not see liposuction as a method to lose weight. This can only be achieved with an adjusted diet. When the skin is slack or wrinkled, or shows cellulite, it is better to perform a combination of fat and skin removal. By removing the excess skin and fat tissue, the surrounding skin is tightened. A downside of this surgery is that it will leave scars. It is difficult to predict how visible these scars will be.

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