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Liposuction

Liposuction also called 'lipoplasty' is a cosmetic procedure involving surgery that aims to remove fat deposition from sites such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms and elsewhere.

Liposuction can be used to contour the body into an agreeable shape and make it proportionate. The procedure is performed with the help of a liposuction machine and special instruments called cannulas. There are mainly three kinds of liposuction.

  • Fluid injection- The most common type, a large amount of medicate solution is injected into the area. This fluid contains a local anesthetic, a drug to contract blood vessels and an intravenous salt solution to help in fat removal.
  • Superwet technique- Takes less time but requires general anesthesia or sedation with an IV.
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction- Ultrasound vibrations are used to liquify fat cells. The fat is then suctioned out. Laser assisted liposuction has also been developed and has become very popular.


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                          Hospital Moinhos de Vento

                          Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Portuguese

                          Hospital Moinhos de Vento was founded in 1927, which means 81 years of tradition, quality and excellence in processes and services.

                          Our Institution is nationally and internationally rec...

                          Chong Hua Hospital

                          Cebu, Philippines


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Tagalog

                          Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

                          Fausto Bermeo Clinic

                          Brasilia, Brazil


                          Languages: English, Portuguese

                          The Plastic Surgery Clinic Fausto Bermeo is already considered as the reference specialty in Capital Federal. Located in the Clinical Center Via Brazil, a major area of Health addresses in the city, b...

                          Parkway East Hospital

                          Singapore, Singapore


                          Languages: English

                          Formerly known as East Shore Hospital, Parkway East Hospital is a 91-bed private general acute care hospital, with an outreach specialist centre in eastern Singapore providing a wide range of medical ...
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