Pronounced: Lie-poe-suck-shunEn Español (Spanish Version)
Liposuction is an elective surgical procedure. It reshapes the body through the removal of excess body fat.
Liposuction of the Abdomen
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Some common reasons for choosing to have liposuction include:
- Reshaping the body so that it is more in tune with an individual’s ideal body image
- Removing unwanted fat pockets that could not be lost with diet and exercise
- Boosting self-confidence and feelings about appearance
- Reducing the chest size of males suffering from gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)
- Removing fatty deposits known as lipomas
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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