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What is liposuction?

doc, I am 26 year old women getting married next month, look very ugly as I am overweight. I want to undergo liposuction, could tell me more about the same and the risks involved.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Oct 2009
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i need some information about you particularly weight and height

the liposuction basically a body contouring procedure done to remove the extra fat located below the skin . its not a weight loss surgery. to get the final result it will take at least a month .
weight loss can occur if large amount of fat is aspirated .if done by a proper qualified surgeon it is absolutely safe . there are no permanent side effects . the temporary side effects are bruising, discomfort,swelling which get resolved within 10 days.

Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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The liposuction consists of removing pockets of fat beneath the skin?s surface by inserting a hollow steel tube, called a cannula, into the affected area. Fat is then removed from the body by attaching a powerful vacuum to the cannula, which allows the cosmetic surgeon to work with localized areas. As with any type of surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Liposuction is considered one of the safest cosmetic surgeries. Some risk factors include scarring, adverse drug reactions or overdose from the lidocaine used in the procedure, shock, infections, nerve damage, bleeding and blood clots, and uneven removal of fat deposits. Those with a history of heart disease, diabetes, high blood-pressure, allergies and smoking should discuss their medical history thoroughly with the cosmetic surgeon to determine their risk of complications with this surgery.
Answered: Sun, 25 Oct 2009
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