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Liposuction: Everything You Need To Know

Do you want to remove unwanted body fat? Here’s how liposuction at Biolite can help you contour stubborn areas of fat.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes fat from specific body parts and contours them using a suction technique. Whether you want to lose stubborn belly fat, love handles or extra fat in your thighs, liposuction can assist you in achieving your desired outcomes. Liposuction alters the shape of the body by permanently removing fat cells. However, there is a chance that the residual fat cells could enlarge if the patient does not maintain a healthy lifestyle following the procedure.

What body parts can be treated with liposuction?

Any area on your body where you have fat deposits can be treated with liposuction. Here are some body parts you can contour with the help of liposuction:

  • Abdomen, stomach or waist
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face, cheeks, chin or neck
  • Buttocks
  • Inner knee, calves or ankles
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms

What are the different types of liposuctions?

There are different types of liposuction procedures available to meet different goals of your treatment. Here are some of the most common types of liposuction:

Tumescent liposuction

It is one of the most commonly performed liposuction procedures. A saline (salt water) solution is injected by the surgeon into your areas of concern. The formula includes drugs like blood vessel-contracting epinephrine. This treatment reduces blood loss and makes it easier for your surgeon to remove excess fat.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)

Before removing the fat from your body, your surgeon will liquefy it using ultrasonic energy delivered through a metal rod placed underneath your skin. The male breast, the back and regions where liposuction has already been performed are all suitable locations for this technique.

Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance (VASER)

VASER liposuction, a type of Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, employs ultrasonic waves and a stainless steel tool (cannula) with grooves to break up and easily remove fat cells from your body.

Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)

In power-assisted liposuction, the fat is broken up by moving a small stainless steel tool called a cannula back and forth over it. This technique may often result in reduced discomfort and swelling and enable the surgeon to remove fat more precisely.

Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL)

High-intensity laser light is used in this method to break down fat for removal. During LAL, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the skin and inserts a laser fiber to emulsify fat deposits. A cannula is then used to extract the fat.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction offers a plethora of benefits, including:

Contours your body

Liposuction can help improve your body contour by removing unwanted fat from specific areas of your body.

Helps with lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic disorder in which tissues become swollen due to the accumulation of extra lymph fluid. Edema frequently affects the arms or legs. Sometimes, liposuction is performed to reduce pain, inflammation, and discomfort.  

Long-lasting results

When combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, liposuction provides long-lasting results.

Lipodystrophy syndrome

In this condition, fat accumulates in one part of the body and is lost in another. By providing a more natural-looking body fat distribution, liposuction can enhance the patient's appearance.

Are there any risks associated with liposuction?

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction carries some risks. Some of the complications associated with liposuction include:

Bleeding and infection

These are common risks associated with surgical procedures like liposuction.

Swelling and bruising

You might experience mild swelling and bruising post-liposuction, but these common side effects typically resolve within a few weeks.

Blood clots

Although uncommon, blood clots can develop following liposuction and pose a life-threatening threat if not treated immediately.


If the surgeon removes more fat from one side than the other, there is a risk of asymmetrical results.

If you want to know more about liposuction, you must Biolite. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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