Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. It is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and neck. Liposuction can be used to contour the body and improve the shape of certain areas, as well as to reduce the overall size of the body.

The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and can take one to four hours depending on the size of the area being treated. A small incision is made in the skin, and a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is then used to suction out the unwanted fat. The incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical tape.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and is not recommended for those who are significantly overweight. It is best suited for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Recovery time varies depending on the size of the area treated and the individual’s overall health. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, but these symptoms can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure proper healing and the best possible results.

It’s important to note that Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, and individuals who have the procedure should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain their new shape.


  • Trompowsky Medical Center
    346, Trompowsky Av. | 6th floor | Florianópolis, SC

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