Lipoplasty, commonly known as liposuction, is a common surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. There is a reason that liposuction has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for over a decade: it allows surgeons to sculpt a more svelte, proportional, and beautiful figure in both men and women. It is effective all over the body: under the chin, chest and breast, waist, and all the way down to the ankles.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. If someone eats more calories than they expend after liposuction, over time the body will store those fat cells, albeit in a different location than where the liposuction was done.
Liposuction excels for areas of disproportion. That does not mean that a patient has to be thin; it only means that there needs to be an area that is disproportionate such as a bulge or a shape that does not flow harmoniously with the surrounding areas.
Body lifts are surgical procedures and they require extensive incisions. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of the excess skin to be removed, as well as surgical judgment. In most cases, incisions can be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. The results of a body lift are not subtle and are visible almost immediately. It will take up to a year for the final result to fully fine-tune and develop.