Liposuction, also referred to as Lipoplasty, Liposculpture and Suction Lipectomy is a type of cosmetic surgery that reshapes the different parts of the body by removing excess fat deposits from the desired areas. By using this technique, excess or unwanted fat can be removed. Breast, hips, thighs, stomach, waist, neck, chin, calves and arms are the different body areas from where the fat is removed using Liposuction technique. More and more people are opting for this technique to get a perfect shape of their body.
What is Liposuction ?
The concept of Liposuction is surprisingly simple and permanently removes fat cells from the body. The surgical process is used to remove unwanted fat deposited between the skin and muscle for improving the body’s contour and shape. The patients who opt for liposuction, generally have a stable body weight but would like to remove undesirable deposits of fat in specific parts of the body.
Why Is Liposuction done ?
The goal of the surgery involves the removal of fat deposits that have settled in different areas of the body. The surgery is the answer to fat removal that cannot be reduced by the means of any physical exercise or dieting. The surgical procedure is helpful in removing the fat from the buttocks area by adding more volume to it.
- Ultrasound Assisted Lipectomy (UAL ) : It involves ultrasound energy for breaking the fat cells. This is done in order to suction them out before. The benefit of this technique is that it leads to less amount of blood loss along with decreased surgeon’s effort.
- Suction Assisted Lipectomy(SAL) : This traditional technique along with fine cannulas provides great results to the patient. It is regarded as the gold standard technique for performing liposuction.
Who should consider Liposuction Surgery ?
People should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.
- Have firm and elastic skin
- Good in overall health
- Be of average or slightly above-average weight
- Have concentrated pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and physical exercises
Procedure for Liposuction
The surgical procedure starts by making little incisions of about 3mm in order to insert small tube named cannula beneath the skin. This smaller tube is connected to a device which generates high vacuum pressure. The earlier fat deposits which are treated earlier with the help of injections, are then suctioned out from the skin through cannula. The small tube (cannula) reaches to the specific desired areas of the skin by moving beneath the skin. Generally more than one incision is required and the number also depends on each area characteristics. In order to make the outer appearance homogeneous, the surgeon follows a cross line pattern to introduce the small tube (cannula) from other positions. The removal of fat becomes easier when it ruptures and liquefies.
Types of Liposuction
- Tumescent Liposuction : The surgeon will inject a solution into the patient’s fatty areas before the fat is removed. The saline solution, epinephrine and a mild painkiller will contract the blood vessels. The solution removes the fat easily, reduce blood loss and eases the pain.
- Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction : The ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy the fat and is then removed from the body.
Benefits of Liposuction
- Feel more in proportion
- Motivation to pursue a healthier lifestyle
- Increased self confidence
- Ability to have a many choice of clothes
This non-surgical procedure involves the use of non-invasive methods like ultrasonic, chemical agents injections and lasers. By using these non-invasive methods, the goal is to liquefy and melt the fat cells present in the different areas of the body.
After the surgery, the patient can have sore and bruised surgical area for some weeks. The patient may also face fluid draining out from the incisions. The patient can only take a shower but only after 48 hours after the surgery. Swimming or baths are totally prohibited. The post operation period requires a compression garment for about 3-6 months. The patient can get back to its normal routine life after 3-4 days.
Cost of Liposuction Surgery
The low cost of Liposuction technique in India attracts patients from all over the world. However, the cost of surgery depends upon the specific body area selected. All the doctors in India are well trained and highly experienced offering the best treatment to their patients.
FAQs for Liposuction Treatment
Ques: What is traditional liposuction?
Ans: Liposuction is also known asliposculpture, it is a surgical procedure which removes the internal fat layer (fat under the skin) from different parts of the body. It is not a weight-loss procedure but a way to remove a pocket of fat that is not responsive in otherwise healthy individuals.
Ques: On which body parts liposuction can be performed?
Ans: Liposuction can be performed on various body parts such as Double Chin, Back of Neck, Bottom of Upper Arms, Female Breasts, Outer Thighs or Saddlebags, Bra Strap Area, Abdomen or Belly Pooch, Muffin Top, Love Handles, Male Breasts etc.
Ques: Who is an ideal candidate for a liposuction procedure?
Ans: The best candidates for liposuction are those who are healthy, good skin elasticity as well as close to their goal weight and also nonsmokers. Doctors evaluate the condition of a patient's skin before recommending liposuction.
Ques: Does liposuction help in weight loss?
Ans: No, please keep that in mind liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, actually it is a method to shape the body as well as reduction of fat exists in small areas of the body. Liposuction is best for those patients who have lost their weight naturally.
Ques: How much fat can be removed from my body with liposuction?
Ans: It can only be decided by the doctor after physical consultation. It depends on the patients’ health and his/her goals.
Ques: Does liposuction removes cellulite?
Ans: Liposuction is not a cellulite removal procedure. You should be aware sometimes removing fat just under the skin can actually worsen the dimpled look. Please discuss the same with your cosmetic surgeon about what kind of results you can expect from liposuction, according to your body.
Ques: How should I prepare myself for liposuction surgery?
Ans: Your doctor will give detailed instructions before the procedure. Generally, you should come with your attendant who can help you in post-operative care. Some medicines like aspirin and blood thinners need to stop before the procedure. At the surgery day – the doctor will also suggest you be on empty stomach for at least 12 hours before the procedure.
Ques: What are the risks factors of Liposuction Surgery?
Ans: Liposuction surgery is safe. However, there are always risks involved with every surgical procedure which include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injury.
Ques: How this procedure is performed?
Ans: It is a surgical procedure which makes small incisions in the skin and inserts a cannula (a tool) into the fat pocket. This cannula is attached to a suction device or a syringe which extract the fat.
Ques: How long will be the Post-operative stay after liposuction?
Ans: If this procedure is done completely by local anaesthesia then the patient comes out from the operation theatre within 30 minutes of the completion of surgery.
If general anaesthesia is used then patients require one to three hours of post-anaesthesia observation before being discharged.
Some patients can also return to their job after two days with tumescent liposuction.
Ques: Will I face pain or soreness after Liposuction Surgery?
Ans: For the first two days, immediately after liposuction, you can experience pain because of the type of anaesthesia used for liposuction. Soreness is usually more persuasive for 2 to 4 days after liposuction and it will diminish slowly. These things will bother you for up to 4 weeks after that it will slowly reduce in the next 4 to 8 weeks.
Ques: Will there be any visible scar after the liposuction? What will be the appearance of my skin?
Ans: The appearance of the skin is totally depending on the skin’s elasticity. If your skin is having a good elasticity then it will appear smooth and natural after liposuction.
Scars are not a common problem with modern liposuction surgery as they use very small cannulas (microcannulas) and only very small incisions are required.
Ques: What is the difference between Abdominal Liposuction and Tummy Tuck?
Ans: Tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. It is a surgical procedure that can be done under general anesthesia which involves liposuction and excision to remove fat with a large excision of skin.
In some patients, Abdominal liposuction can provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Because liposuction is safer and causes less scarring compared to tummy tucks. Abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.
Ques: After the procedure, what kind of follow-up is required?
Ans: Doctors ask the patient to come for follow up after surgery to evaluate and confirm that everything is healing on schedule without any problem.
Ques: When should I expect the result will be apparent?
Ans: The initial results of liposuction can usually be observed from 3 weeks to 3 months and improvement continues even later.
Final results usually witnessed between 6-12 months, but most of the patients can observe the beginning of results within one month. Usually, most of the swelling is gone by 3 weeks and most of the patients started looking better than before the surgery. They can wear a swimsuit and go on vacation. You can discuss your expectations with your doctor before surgery
Ques: How many areas can be operated during single liposuction?
Ans: Usually, between three to four areas can be safely operated during a single liposuction procedure. If additional areas are needed, they can be done as soon as 48 hours later.
Ques: How much time is required to start my exercise after surgery?
Ques: What is the perfect age to undergo liposuction?
Ans: Liposuction can be performed on anyone between 15 – 78 years old. This also depends on skin elasticity which is a primary consideration when performing liposuction. If in case skin’s elasticity is too weak to mould to smaller contours for liposuction, the doctor may recommend another procedure to help you reach your cosmetic goals.
Ques: Should we do liposuction before pregnancy or after pregnancy?
Ans: Generally, it is better to undergo liposuction before pregnancy because liposuction always gives best results on good skin tone. It is different for every patient and doctor can recommend after physical consultation that the procedure can be done before pregnancy or after pregnancy.
Ques: Is it normal to have loose skin after liposuction?
Ans: After liposuction, you will not have loose skin. When an experienced doctor performs the procedure, the skin shrinks and pull back to follow to the basic skin. Patients who have good skin elasticity gets a good result after this procedure.
Ques: How long should I wear the compression garment?
Ans: Patient should wear a compression garment for full a whole day for 10 days after surgery. After 10 days they can continue to wear it for some time for a few weeks as per doctor’s suggestions.
Ques: What is the use of Elastic Compression Garments?
Ans: Elastic compression garments are used to reduce the flow of blood instantly after the surgery, they also help to reduce swelling. Most of the surgeons suggest their patients to wear an elastic compression garment for a particular time after liposuction.
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