Liposuction also known as Body Contouring or Body Sculpting:
Is one of the safest and most effective cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures today. Dr. Georgio Fischer of Europe invented liposuction surgery in 1974. In the 1980s U.S. doctors introduced the use of tumescent fluids along with liposuction surgery to decreases risks as well as allow for greater ease and access to fatty tissue. In the 1990s the use of ultrasound, which uses sound vibration to liquefy fat, was found to be highly effective in preparing fatty deposits for extraction. In 2000, power liposuction made fat removal even easier.
The procedure is typically done by using a small wand or canula to suction fat. Dr. Choucair uses a newer, smaller diameter canula rather than the larger, original liposuction tool. Smaller diameter canula may take a bit longer to extract fat and “sculpt” the body, however, there is less trauma to tissues. This results in less bruising and discomfort after surgery, which is extremely important for optimal healing.
Women may have liposuction performed under the chin, on their hips, thighs, and stomach, and in the under arm and breast area. As healing progresses, a more proportional look will emerge.