We have adipose tissue all over the body. This tissue is made of adipocytes (fat cells) whose sole job is to store energy in the form of fat.
However, body fat distribution differs from person to person.
There are generally two types of fat storage:
• visceral (surrounding internal organs)
• subcutaneous (beneath the skin - about 80% of all body fat)
• Physical exam
• Blood tests
• Medical history
• Physical, measurements
• Photographs are taken.
Depending on results of the history and physical examination, the patient may need further evaluation, medical clearance from a primary physician, EKG, and/or other tests performed before the procedure.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from areas of the body via small, hollow instruments called cannulas. These instruments are inserted into tiny cuts (incisions) generally no bigger than one-quarter inch in diameter, where the fat will be removed. A medical-grade vacuum suctions tiny, broken up globules of fat into a canister. In tumescent liposuction, local anesthetic and other medications are injected into the fatty layer before suctioning excess fat.
Consult Aadil hospital’s surgeon for further details regarding this treatment.