Model Image ASAPS Liposuction Illustrations

Before and after liposuction illustrations

Learn more about liposuction plastic surgery by viewing graphic illustrations of the liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure. You will see how a typical patient might look before liposuction surgery, during the liposuction procedure, and after liposuction surgery.

before liposuction
Liposuction patient shown before surgery.

liposuction incisions
Short incisions are made through the skin to introduce the instrument that will remove fat in the shaded areas. A similar technique may be used to remove localized fat deposits from other areas of the body.

liposuction surgery
A long, hollow tube with an opening at one end is inserted. At the tube’s opposite end, a vacuum pressure unit suctions off fat. Ultrasonic energy sometimes may be used to liquefy fat before it is removed.

after liposuction
The postoperative liposuction patient will have a slimmer lower body contour.

Liposuction illustrations provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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