The liposuction procedure has dramatically increased in popularity ever since its introduction to modern medicine in 1982. It has since become the most commonly performed procedure in the United States, with over 325,000 liposuction procedures occurring in the United States in 2011.
Since its initial development by a French surgeon named Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz, the liposuction procedure has become successful both as a stand-alone procedure and when used in conjunction with other body contouring procedures such as arm lifts, body lifts and thigh lifts. The development of fat transfer injections has also increased the demand for liposuction, as the fat used in procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts and facial fat injections is first removed via liposuction.
Ensuring the Best Possible Results for Your Liposuction Procedure
A recent article in the Huffington Post details a few steps that the average liposuction patient can take to ensure they have the best overall results from their experience. These tips include: