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Over the course of the last 20 years, liposuction has grown in popularity and availability for people who want to have excess fat removed from specific parts of their body. Liposuction can also be used to sculpt and reshape certain body parts.

Some of the more common parts of the body for liposuction include thighs, hips, buttocks abdomen or waist as well as upper arms, back, inner knee, cheeks, chin and neck. It’s important to keep in mind that liposuction is for removing small amounts of fat and sculpting body fat. It is not intended to be a treatment for obesity or obesity-related health issues.

Your doctor will recommend sedation techniques based on the location and length of the procedure. Sometimes deep sedation is not required and patients will only be given a local anesthetic.

The surgeon will then make a small incision. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted and gently worked back and forth to loosen specific fatty tissues. The surgeon then removes the loosened fat with a surgical vacuum.

The total recovery period will vary based on location and just how much tissue was removed.

If you are interested in liposuction for a particular part of your body or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to call us at 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment.