Most people who are familiar with the weight loss industry have heard of liposuction before. Liposuction is a surgical procedure where pockets of fat that won’t respond to normal weight loss methods are suctioned out of the body. Liposuction may be used in several areas, including the waist, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, hips, buttocks, love handles, back, chest, knees, arms and neck.

Here are some of the common reasons that people opt for liposuction as a treatment.

Stubborn Fat

Nothing is quite as demoralizing as working out and dieting, only to have pockets or bulges of fat that won’t vacate the premises. It does happen, and when it does liposuction can help even out the shape and get rid of those stubborn fat pockets. Keep in mind, liposuction won’t get rid of cellulite, only the fat.

Male Breast Enlargement

Abnormal breast enlargement in males, technically known as gynecomastia, is an embarrassing problem for most men that experience it. It’s also one of the common reasons for wanting liposuction. When male breast tissue resembles that of a woman and all the push ups and bench presses don’t seem to help, any procedure that will help is welcomed with open arms.

Does It Work?

As with most cosmetic procedures, liposuction is effective at performing the job it is supposed to do. It will remove the fat deposit that you want removed.

It may take several months for the swelling to go away completely, and your skin might be a little loose over the area for a while, too. Having the procedure with an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon in a fully equipped facility is as safe as any other cosmetic procedure. Your doctor should explain all the risks to you and even suggest alternatives if he feels liposuction isn’t the best way to go.