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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes suction in order to remove fat from the body. During the process of liposuction, a small tube known as a cannula, is inserted into the body through small incisions in the skin. These tubes are used to suck fat out, and the treating physician will move the tube around in order to target specific deposits of fat in the body.
Although there are other medical and cosmetic treatments that a physician may recommend for the removal of fat cells in the body, the liposuction technique is recommended for several reasons. Liposuction can be achieved with only a minimum amount of anesthesia, meaning that the patient can be awake without feeling the pain or only knocked out for a short period of time.
Because of the way that fat cells work, trouble zones can form that do not seem to dissipate with weight loss or strength training. Liposuction is often recommended for these trouble zones because the procedure allows a physician to remove the fat cells from the body in a non-invasive way. It is important to note that gaining fat does not involve gaining more cells, but rather those cells growing. Thus, there is always a chance that the remaining fat cells in the body can replace those trouble zones in the future.