Lipoplasty, popularly known as liposuction, is a surgical technique used to contour the body by removing unwanted areas of fat.

During the procedure, a hollow suction tube, or "cannula," is passed through small skin incisions and manipulated in such a way that the unwanted fat is broken up and transferred through the tube by the attached vacuum machine.

Patients may be given general anesthesia or merely sedated to undergo lipoplasty and generally do not need to remain hospitalized overnight. Improvements in body contour are usually permanent with this procedure.
From its introduction into the United States in 1982,
liposuction has grown to become the nations most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.
In addition, its techniques have been adapted for such non-cosmetic purposes as tumor surgery, breast reduction and flap contouring.
A recent modification of the liposuction technique, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), substitutes high-frequency ultrasonic energy for mechanical energy, to remove localized areas of fat.
The tumescent technique allows surgeons to inject large amounts of fluid into the areas of fat before performing
The fluid, containing local anesthetic(s) and blood vessel constricting drugs, can reduce blood loss, alleviate pain and lessen the need for general anesthesia.
The local anesthesia is usually supplemented with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia when lipoplasty is performed by plastic surgeons.
With the "super-wet" technique, lesser amounts of fluid and local anesthetic are injected and blood loss is similarly reduced.

The liposuction procedure is usually done under general or spinal anesthetic. 

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Male liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure for men.
The goal with male liposuction is to work on the problem areas that men have.
Typically these main problem areas are love handles
and the abdomen.
The goal with liposuction in a man is to show off the six-pack. This is done by using the liposuction in a precise manner to expose the abdominal wall musculature.

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