Liposuction • Atlas General Hospital


Liposuction is one of the most popular methods for body contouring.

It is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and “sucks” fat from various parts of the body.

The aim of this method is not to reduce weight but only to improve the aesthetic looks of the body.


It is meant predominantly for those who fail to lose weight by dieting or doing physical exercises.

Liposuction can be performed on different parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves and back.

How is this procedure performed

Liposuction is carried out by using cannulae which are inserted through a 3mm incision. Excessive fatty tissue is “sucked out” through cannulae.

The operation is performed under general, regional or local anesthesia.

The results are visible almost immediately after the intervention. Patients will be able to walk one day after the operation and get back to their daily activities after five or seven days.

Swelling and bruises will disappear within two weeks and in order to speed up recovery and reduce swellings patients wear compression garments.

Physical exercise is not recommended until three weeks after the operation.

Due to immediately noticeable results liposuction has become popular both among men and women.

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