A Study on Liposuction Surgery

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Liposuction Surgery Body image has become a major concern for many Americans, and now that there are procedures that can one's body more people are opting for surgeries to build themselves up. One very popular form of reshaping is liposuction. This procedure, using one of several different surgical methods, can remove fat from the body and create a more fit appearance. However, as is the case with all operations, there are dangers associated with the procedure. This paper details the procedure, the different types that are available, and the inherent problems that people have encountered as a result of liposuction. The basics of this type of procedure are well known to the general public. First the patient will choose the area of the body from which they want the fat cells removed, and, on the day of the surgery, the surgeon will mark the area. Depending on the type of liposuction the patient will receive either a general anesthetic or a local. Most procedures require a general anesthetic since the procedure can be very painful and cover a wide area. The surgeon may also inject certain fluids to assist in the procedure depending on the type of liposuction that is to be performed. After this, the doctor will make several small incisions at the point of fat cell removal in which cannula will be placed. The cannula is a long hollow tube used to remove the fat cells (DocShop). During the basic type of this surgery, the doctor will move the cannula back and forth in the

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