What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal plastic surgery procedure. Liposuction is best used to target stubborn fat deposits all over the body including love handles, face and neck, legs, buttocks, arms, and more. The procedure slims body contours and improves proportions.

How Liposuction Is Performed

Fat is sucked out of the body through small incisions using a suction tube. Before suction, Dr. Rast inserts a cannula into the fat and using a back-and-forth motion loosens and dislodges the fat. Watch the following video for a brief overview of how the surgery is performed from plasticsurgery.org.

Are You A Good Candidate?

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, cellulite, or loose skin, and that is very important to keep in mind if you’re considering this surgery. The following types of patients are considered “good candidates”:

  • Nonsmokers
  • Close To Goal Weight
  • Relatively Healthy Overall
  • Skin Has Some Elasticity
  • Good Muscle Tone

Schedule A Consultation in Kansas City

Liposuction can also be used in combination with other common procedures, like breast augmentation, facelifts, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you – schedule an appointment in our Kansas City plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Rast. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online.