29 December 2011

Liposuction has been voted as the surgical procedure of the year in the 2011 Readers Choice Awards from online magazine American Health and Beauty. In spite of the huge rise in popularity of non-surgical procedures such as Botox and laser hair removal, surgical procedures are still able to produce the most dramatic results and liposuction seems to have had the most transformative results. Rising obesity levels in the US have been cited as one of the reasons why liposuction has gained so much popularity in recent years, even though the procedure is not designed to be used as a weight loss tool. Instead, liposuction surgery is used to remove stubborn pockets of fat in order to sculpt the body into the desired and well-proportioned shape.New techniques are constantly being developed for liposuction surgery and in plastic surgery in general, allowing more people to change the way they look and subsequently how they feel about themselves.