Millions of people all over the world are desperately trying not only to lose weight but also to reshape their bodies with variety of different diets and exercises with varying success. Numerous people have no success in losing the deposited fat in certain areas of the body especially the abdomen and thighs no matter how hard they are trying. Liposuction also known as liposculpture suction lipectomy offers removal of fat from certain areas of the body and improvement of the shape of the body but it should not be used as a weight loss method or alternative to exercise and diet. You can find further information about plastic surgeon boston @

Liposuction is relatively common cosmetic procedure which can be performed on different areas of the body although the majority of people most frequently decide for liposuction of abdomen and thighs. The liposuction techniques are relatively simple. The fat is usually removed by using a cannula, a hollow tube and suction device. The cannula is inserted through a small incision and attached to the suction device. The surgeon inserts the cannula carefully through the fat layer, pushes and pulls the cannula and breaking up the fat cells. All liposuction procedures also include injection of a fluid, made of saline solution, epinephrine and anesthetic to prevent excessive blood loss as well as to loosen the fat cells and reduce bruising. According to the amount of injected fluid liposuction techniques are categorized into wet liposuction, super-wet liposuction and tumescent liposuction. During the procedure patients are under general or local anesthesia depending on the amount of removed fat and the technique. In average the procedure last from 1 to 3 hours depending of the size of treated area.

Like in any other surgery, there are certain risks (although seldom) which should be considered before deciding for liposuction. To avoid potential complications is very important to be well informed over different procedures, their efficiency and safety as well as to chose a surgeon with good references.