Liposuction (Liposculpture)

Liposuction (or liposculpture) removes localized adipose tissue deposits. These deposits can be found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, knees and abdomen, but also on the ankles, arms and under the chin. In most cases, liposuction is not to be considered a treatment for overweight or obesity, but for fat deposits that persist despite diet and sports. Moreover, liposuction is not indicated to eliminate irregularities of the skin called “orange peel skin” due to the so-called “Cellulitis”. Liposuction can be performed with different methods (conventional, reciprocating, laser, ultrasound) and always involves small incisions near the deposits to be removed, in which small cannulas or probes are introduced. Depending on the amount of fat tissue to be removed and the number of areas to treat, the procedure can be done under local anesthesia (with eventual sedation), or under general anesthesia.