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Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery used to remove unwanted body fat. The operation is also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy.
Why liposuction is used
Liposuction is generally considered a type of cosmetic surgery because it is most often carried out to improve a person's appearance, rather than their health.
How liposuction is performed
Before having liposuction, your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you.
Recovering after liposuction
How quickly you recover from liposuction depends on the type of liposuction you have, how large the treated area is and which kind of anaesthetic is used.
Risks of liposuction
As with all surgical procedures, liposuction has possible side effects and a risk of complications.