Liposuction

Liposuction – A perfect way to regain your shape

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat from areas where exercise and diet can be of no use. Liposuction makes the patient slim by reshaping the specific areas of the body. It is now the most common and popular cosmetic surgery technique used to reduce the fat deposits of various part of the body like hip and buttocks, abdomen and waist, arms and chest etc.

How to get the perfect body:

It is very important to understand about the procedure beforehand and build realistic expectations from the procedure. It is important that you consult an experienced doctor to understand more about the procedure and most importantly about post procedure care. Most if the times patients neglect the post procedure care which results in complications and leads to undesired results. One of the common myth which people end up believing is that Liposuction alone will be sufficient to get rid of abdominal fat. It is important to know that if the skin is loose and hanging which is a case in post pregnancy, then Tummy Tuck is also required to get the desired results. In such cases listen to your doctor as he/she may advice you to do tummy tucking along with liposuction for desired results. In case you don’t have the budget to do both the procedures, then you always have the option of EMI or wait till you can save enough funds. There are many different types of procedure available for Liposuction but what will be right for you will be suggested by doctor. The procedure is normally carried out under general anesthesia as a day case. You may wish to stay the night if you have had many areas treated. An epidural is an alternative for the lower part of the body, but a local anesthetic alone is only suitable for small areas as it is uncomfortable to administer and does not work particularly well. A suction device attached to a small, stainless steel instrument called cannula is inserted in the incisions to extract the excess fat from the body. Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure. The time of the procedure depends upon the amount of fat to be removed. You must wear Compression garments post procedure. Compression garments are specially designed girdles that are worn after having Liposuction. They work to reduce both bleeding and swelling post-procedure.

Am I an ideal candidate?

The perfect candidate for liposuction is anyone who has excess fat deposits on the different parts of the body and aiming to get an attractive and slim body. The ideal candidate for liposuction should be above 18 years. The patient needs to be physically and mentally fit. They should be non-smokers. If one feels that excess fat deposits do not respond to diet or any exercise, liposuction is the right choice.

Risks associated with procedure:

The large majority of patients who have this operation done by an experienced surgeon run into no problems at all. You should, however, consider the following: Any major operation which is done under general anesthetic carries with it a small risk of infection and thrombosis of the veins. Heavy bruising can happen particularly in patients who tend to bleed or have been taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, it is always recommended to stop taking such medication two weeks prior to procedure. Serious infection is very rare, but there is sometimes inflammation in the areas that have been treated with perhaps some oozing from the incisions. It normally settles with a course of antibiotics.