Liposuction is rapidly becoming one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques. It can either be used by itself or as part of another procedure such as a tummy tuck or a breast reduction. There are ways to ensure that you get the best results when having liposuction performed as well as recover more quickly afterward.

Liposuction uses a hollow tube called a cannula, which is inserted under the skin in a jabbing motion which is repeated several times in each area. Liquid is injected into the tissues through the cannula. The liposuction procedure - sometimes also referred to alternatively as liposculpture - uses a combination of lidocaine and adrenaline to numb the area and reduce bleeding. It also injects saline solution in order to help loosen fat and this can help reduce bruising. Amazingly, liquefied fat is then sucked out through the use of a suction device!

Many people think that a massive amount of fat can be removed using liposuction but this is not the case. If too much fat is removed the body can go into shock and there can be serious health problems developing as a result. In order to get a good result from liposuction, diet and exercise should be used to reduce the amount of body fat. Contouring, which is the technique of removing fat to help shape an area of the body should be used as a last resort.

To get good results and to prevent the development of health conditions, you should also be in good general health. If you diet properly and exercise, you can be a great candidate for the use of liposuction to remove unwanted fat from certain areas of the body. You should also consider the fact that if fat is removed from under the skin, it can leave this skin loose. Because of this, liposuction will give the best results if it is paired with another plastic surgery technique like a tummy tuck, where extra skin is removed along with the body fat.

Another thing to note in regards to the results of liposuction surgery is that you will need to stop taking any anti-coagulant medications about two weeks before you undergo the procedure. If you do take anticoagulants, this can lead to increased bruising, or a difficulty in controlling bleeding should that become an issue.

Yet another way to get better result from liposuction is to select a qualified plastic surgeon who has a knowledge of the procedure and has performed the procedure many times before. There can be complications and you want to make sure that the person who will be performing the procedure has the proper equipment and accreditation. This may mean higher liposuction prices, but it's absolutely worth the cost for superior surgery.

Proper after care is also a critical part of getting good results from your procedure. After care instructions may include the wearing of compression garments to prevent swelling and the use of over the counter or prescription medications. Other aftercare procedures may be advised as well if the liposuction was performed as part of another plastic surgery procedure.

Getting the best results from your liposuction can be easy but you should make sure to follow any specific instructions that your doctor gives you. Only they know the exact process that was used and any additional instructions that you may need to know.