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What is Liposuction?
Liposuction Surgery or fat reduction surgery is cosmetic and corrective surgery as well that involves the removal of excess of unwanted fat from various body parts with the help of special medical instruments. Excess of fat is stored in special tissue called adipose tissue and inside the body. In human beings additional unused fats or lipids gets stored beneath the skin mostly around abdomen or belly or stomach, tummy, hips, thighs , buttocks, love handles, saddle bags or outer thighs and other parts of body. With advent of advancement the recovery time and liposuction cost both have reduced.
How Liposuction surgery is performed?
It is performed with special sterilized instrument called cannulas inserted into fatty tissue withliposuction the help of well defined incisions marked externally on skin of identified area. With the help of suction tube, fat along with some other fluids is sucked out by vacuum pump. Medicated fluids may be injected to get more results. Mostly local anesthesia is given or applied on the skin. This procedure can be done from different parts of body simultaneously. You need not to stay in clinic overnight after the procedure. Swelling and bruising are common soon after the surgery on skin and are temporary. Swelling and bruising decrease slowly and gradually. Weight loss effects are felt immediately by the patients however the new shape with noticeable changes is visible only after few weeks of liposuction.
Various Techniques used for Liposuction
There are many techniques used for liposuction, we’re sharing the ones that are most commonly & safely used. Our Surgeons have paramount experience in conducting liposuction with great results.
This is the most commonly used method of liposuction, wherein a small incision is made through which the cannula goes inside to remove fat. The cannula to & fro movement aid to breaking fat cells. This procedure can also be carried under local anaesthesia using tumescence
In this technique lower-energy laser waves are used to melt the fat with use of fibre threaded cannula. This technique has known to cause lesses bleeding.There are many devices now available but most good surgeon still prefer Suction-assisted because of better results & lesser fibrosis.
Ultrasound assisted Liposuction
In this technique, ultrasound vibrations are used which burst the fat cells and hence liquifying them. There on they are removed through a micro-cannula. This is a good choice for working on more fibrous areas, like the upper back or male breast area
Other aspects of Liposuction Surgery
There only medically minor side effects Side effects uncomfortable, annoying, and even painful. Some of there include: Bruising, Swelling, Scars, Pain Numbness, Post-operative weight gain and Limited mobility.
Liposcution is no different from any other surgery and there are certain risks beyond minor side effects. Though the patient section is very carefully done but likelihood of complication increases in large cases.
Frequently Ask Questions
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This Surgery is used to remove fats mostly from obese parts of body around hips, thigh, face, stomach, belly, abdomen etc.
If you are an ideal candidate then you can enjoy lot of benefits of this fat reduction surgery such as weight loss mostly in form of fat, highly attractive shape and contour of body, no stress and burden on muscles, bones and internal organs, improved physical activities and above all pleasing and impressive personality.
Liquid is injected under skin in subcutaneous area and it got inflated, raised and firm then plastic surgeons put a medical instrument called cannula into fatty tissue and remove the fat with the help of vacuum created by machine.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons remove excess of fats present under skin (Subcutaneous) with help of cannula and suck the fat out from fatty tissue by using vacuum.
No, it is a day procedure and you need not stay overnight in the hospital.
Weight loss is natural consequent of this surgery but it is not basically for obesity. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery meant for removal of excess of fat and maintaining a well defined contour of an individual with a balanced approach with respect to whole body. For obesity you have to care for what you eat, types of exercises, level of physical activities and your genes are also responsible for obesity. Some medicines can induce obesity and edema. Edema is a state when tissues retain excess of fluids in them and results in irregular, bulky and voluminous body.
This surgery performed by highly efficient surgeons at AK Clinics generally leaves little scarring and in most of cases it has been done in a very smart way in line with natural skin appearance or on a part which mostly remain hidden and less expressive physically.
No, abdominoplasty is different type of plastic surgery restricted to abdomen only where as this surgery can be performed on any part of body such as thigh, around hips, face etc.
Yes it is true. Surgeons advise this practice to patients who has undergone this fat reduction surgery surgery because it helps in maintaining contour, protecting and supporting the body part in right position.
It is sure that Weight of every individual reduces after this surgery. But the measure of weight loss is different in different individuals. Though it is good to shed some extra weight due to fat but cosmetic surgeons at AK Clinics do more care about shape and overall aesthetic achievement. During the procedure, the symmetry of body is considered very important for balanced and attractive appearance
Time for procedure totally depends upon how much area of body is covered under this cosmetic surgery. Moreover the organs and location involved also matters. Generally it takes 1 – 2 hours to perform the surgery.
Stretch marks do not vanish completely after the procedure but their physical appearance decreases very much.
No, cellulite needs different treatment. Generally in cellulite after applying certain pressure there appears a dimple on skin and skin does not retrace its original position immediately because of retention of fluids in body tissue rather than fats. However a person may suffer from cellulite and obese conditions simultaneously. Only a well trained and qualified cosmetic surgeon can diagnose such conditions.
Yes, it can be performed along with other minimally invasive surgeries. Such a combination of surgeries is very much beneficial to the patients in terms of money, time and a little bit of restless or discomfort associated with the surgery. Surgeon needs not to give anaesthesia twice, so this is an advantage of combination surgery.
Our surgeons will advise you and our trained staff will guide you properly because type and nature of exercise depends upon the area and location reshaped. But after few weeks of the procedure you are generally free to do most of exercises.
Liposuction helps in getting well defined contour. Due to loss of weight, stress and undue pressure on bones and internal organs decreases. One can achieve brisk physical activity. Enhanced mobility of body allows doing more but different types of exercises. Lighter body having young, slim and fresh look gives a feeling of immense pleasure.
As such there are no complications in liposuction surgery except common risks associated with any kind of other surgery. Swelling and bruising however occurs but diminishes gradually and slowly by the passage of time.
Yes, As long as you control over your diet but when you take excess of fatty diet then already present small adipocytes (a type of fat storing cells) grow large by storing fats. Also it is neither in welfare of any individual to remove more of fat and fatty tissue from body nor is it possible to do so because the fat molecules are vital and essential parts of human organs too. Removing excess of fat may harm the body.
No, it is not major but minimally invasive surgery.
No, our skin has capacity to adjust and aligned with new contour because of its elastic nature. Moreover some exercises pertaining to the treated part of the body helps in gaining firm shape of body.
Advantages of Liposuction
Proper and balanced physical appearance due to reduction in volume
Easy and comfortable locomotion due to weight loss
Very helpful in sitting, standing, walking and maintaining other postures
Reduction in stress and strain over other body parts such as stomach, liver, kidneys, bones and muscles that help them functioning normally and efficiently
Leads to tightening of skin with more attractive, younger and lighter look
Helps in getting rid of excess of fat and ultimately reduces body weight
Exercises become a lot more easy to do and have effective high yields
Wide range exercises and sports can be enjoyed very well
Successful, happy sexual life can be achieved by losing fat from lower abdomen or Mons pubis near pelvic region in men and women.
Leads to tightening of skin with more attractive, younger and lighter look
There are many non-surgical ways of fat reduction that are gaining popularity in the recent times. Some of these are as follows
Cryolipolysis or cold technique
This technique is based on the fact that under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. So cold temperatures are used to achieve the same.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU has been used for ages to treat various kind of tumours. Recently, its use has been established for reducing fat safely. Several studies reveal the safety and efficacy of HIFU for fat reduction in the abdomen and the flanks. These studies indicate consistent reduction in
Diet and exercise
Many advancements have been made in the field of dietetics to achieve great results. This further combined with exercise can give great results in both weight loss and body shaping.