Basically the body can be reshaped and contoured as the excess amounts of fat are removed from your body. The process is useful in removing fat from varying areas of the body including the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees calves, and ankle areas. There are multiple procedures that can meet patients’ needs but the most popular one is tumescent liposuction. This process involves a fluid injection that loosens the fat tissue before its removal. Multiple incisions may be made depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
After the surgery bandages are placed on the incisions to stop bleeding and pressure garments are given to help maintain the shape. The garments usually stay on for about 2-4 weeks. Swelling, bruising, and slight pain can be expected after the surgery. Patients usually return to work in a couple of days after the surgery is completed.