Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure which aims at sculpting the body and eliminating unwanted pockets fat and skin resistant to diet and exercise. The surgery targets different body parts such as thighs, love handles, buttocks, ankles, calves, breasts, saddlebags, neck, arm, back and hips. It is also performed on male breasts. It is often that the cosmetic surgeons combine this procedure with other surgeries to reach the desired shape. If you are considering body shaping then liposuction is the best answer. You can contact us and we can schedule an appointment with the cosmetic surgeon who has experience and expertise in performing body shaping liposuction.
In this surgery, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess fat deposits by suctioning it out with cannula. In recent years, it has emerged as one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Altered food habits, demanding and hectic lifestyle and sedentary habits often are the reason for disproportionate food habits. The excess deposit of fat, over the period of time, make people sick increasing the chances of developing deranged lipid profile, snoring, diabetes, blood pressure that might trigger cardiac problems. If the condition is ignored, it can cause loosening and sagging of skin creating stretch marks. Localized deposits of fat are difficult to move. This is when you can choose to undergo liposuction for reshaping body.
With an increasing number of people opting for liposuction, it is important to know who the right candidate for the procedure is. There are some people who are not able to get rid of stubborn fat deposits despite following strict diet and exercise. For such people, liposuction makes for the best solution. You are the right candidate for the procedure if:
If you have realistic expectations, positive attitude and overall good health, then you are the right candidate for liposuction procedure.
The following body parts are most commonly targeted for liposuction procedure:
There are different techniques used to perform liposuction surgery. The primary difference between each type is that of the technology used in removing fat deposits. Listed below are some of the most common types of liposuction methods used by cosmetic surgeons.
Traditional Liposuction – In this technique, a plastic surgeon makes use of a thin tube known as Cannula that is connected to a powerful suction pump. Cannula is inserted through a small incision and helps in breaking fat deposits by manipulating this device and injecting fluid into the area. Although, there are some risks associated with this method, it is very effective in removing fat, and continues to be the most popular forms of the liposuction procedure.
Tumescent Liposuction –In this method, a plastic surgeon would inject an anesthetic ‘tumescent solution’ into the area to be treated for minimizing discomfort and bleeding during the surgery. It can be performed with local anesthesia.
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction – This method uses ultrasound energy for breaking up the fatty tissues and loosens them from the body. This allows easy removal of larger amounts of fat with a faster procedure. Variations include VASER liposuction.
Laser Assisted Liposuction – It is popular under different brand names such as SlimLipo and SmartLipo. These methods use laser energy for helping dislodge fat cells.
Suction Assisted Liposuction – In this technique, a plastic surgeon uses a vacuum like device for removing fat deposits. This is similar to the method that uses a tool for improving the movement of the cannula used to remove fat deposits.
The main purpose of this cosmetic procedure is to enhance the contour of legs, saddle bags, arms, body, chest, buttocks, tummy and hips. It will give your body a better shape. Weight loss would occur owing to removal of fat, in proportionate to the quantity of fat deposits removed.
Though you might find the purpose and concept of this surgery is simple, however it has its own risks and complications just like any other surgical procedure. The cosmetic surgeons based in Delhi can help you get the most effective and excellent results. COSMECTO works in close association with some of the renowned cosmetic surgeons who have expertise in performing liposuction surgery. each procedure might vary on the type of liposuction to be performed and area to be treated, however most liposuction procedures follow the same outline.
It can be performed under general or local anesthesia. With local anesthesia, the anesthetist would numb the area that has to be treated and you will be conscious during the entire surgery. On the other hand is general anesthesia that will put you to sleep during the surgery. Even after gaining consciousness, you will feel numbness in the operated area. After consulting the cosmetic surgeon, you will get to know the type of anesthesia that best works for you.
After anesthesia is given and, if the need be, fluid is injected; the next step involves creating incisions in the areas from where the fat deposits have to be removed. These incisions are small in size, ranging from a quarter to a third of an inch.
Now the cosmetic surgeon would insert a thin vacuum tube, known as cannula, through the incisions made into the deep layer of fat. The cannula would be moved back and forth by the surgeon for breaking fat cells, and, with the assistance of a vacuum pump or attached syringe, the fat would be suction out. In this process, a significant amount of blood as well as other body fluids are removed from the body hence you will get replacement fluids through intravenous during and after the surgery.
This depends on the cosmetic surgeon you choose. While some surgeons close incisions with a few stitches, other left it open to avoid bruising and swelling that might occur after the liposuction procedure.
Just like other surgical procedures, there are some risks associated with liposuction too. You can reduce them by ensuring that the surgery is performed by an experienced, trained and board-certified surgeon. There are different types of risks related to liposuction of which some are mentioned below:
In addition to the above mentioned, formation of blood clot in your deep veins is yet another risk related to the procedure. Clots can are very harmful if they travel to other body parts such as lungs.
According to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the average cost of rhinoplasty is $3,374. The cost of the liposuction surgery in Delhi depends on the cosmetic surgeon you choose, type of method used for the surgery, whether it is performed as a standalone procedure or a combination of procedures is done.
The plastic surgeon would discuss details regarding the recovery and after during initial consultation. It is important for patients to adhere to the instructions given after the surgery. Make sure you have someone to take care for a few days or weeks after the procedure. Once the surgery is done, and effect of anesthesia wears of, you will experience pain, discomfort and numbness in the treated area.
Anesthetic – If the surgery is done under general anesthesia, you have to stay at least a night in the hospital. Contrary to it, if the procedure is performed under local anesthesia then you might be asked to leave the hospital on the same day.
Support bandages – Either bandages or elasticated support corset would be fitted at the area where surgery is done.
Antibiotics – You will be prescribed antibiotics right after the procedure. Your plastic surgeon would prescribe antibiotics to relieve pain and discomfort and for faster recovery.
Painkillers – Analgesics are prescribed for relieving and alleviating inflammation and pain.
Stitches - The stitches will be removed in the follow-up appointment.
Bruising< b> – You will experience bruising in the treated area.
Numbness – You will feel in the area from where fat is removed for at least six to eight weeks.
Make sure you adhere to the instructions given by the plastic surgeon faster recovery. If you have any doubt or query, talk to your surgeon. If pain is severe and long-lasting, inform the surgeon. Above all, it is important to understand that recovery and healing duration varies from one person to the other.
As far as results of liposuction are considered, they are technically permanent because fat cells have been removed from the particular area. However, the shape of your body and contours might get affected by pregnancy, weight gain, genes, ageing and lifestyle factors.
It is vital to maintain stable weight and healthy habits to maintain the results of liposuction surgery. If, after liposuction surgery, you continue eating excess calories, fat will not be stored in the cells that have been removed, however will get stored in other body parts.
There is no technique or test to know where your body would store new fat. In addition, your cosmetic surgeon will not remove all of the fat cells from the targeted area, thus you can still increased the size of remaining fat cells in that particular area.
At first the results of the procedure might appear minimal, but after a few months of the surgery, you will see a drastic change in your appearance. You will get rid of 10 pounds right after the surgery. Be patient and have realistic approach.
Along with the risks associated with the procedure, there are some common side effects related to liposuction as well. These side-effects usually dissipate within a few weeks of the surgery.
While liposuction surgery causes swelling, it varies on the technique used to perform the procedure. Make sure you inform the doctor about any change in the amount of swelling after the surgery. If there is significant amount of swelling then it can be a warning sign of other complications. Swelling in the treated areas and ankles is common along with a temporary lumpy appearance that would fade away within six months. You might experience inflammation of veins if your thighs are treated, however this should go away within a few weeks of liposuction.
After liposuction surgery, patients usually experience tenderness and soreness in the treated area. This can be controlled with the over-the-counter medicines. Your plastic surgeon would prescribe stronger medications, if the need be. However, this discomfort is minimal, and you can resume work within three to four days of the procedure. If you experience severe soreness of if discomfort gets worse even after several days, inform your doctor about it.
It is yet another temporary side-effect of liposuction. Treated parts might appear discolored and be tender to touch, however it will fade away after a month. Also, discuss the status of bruises during follow-up visits.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important thing to do when preparing for liposuction. Even though the surgery is safe, just like other surgical treatments, there are some risks and complications, thus it becomes crucial to find a surgeon having an exceptional record of success and safety. In addition, the success of the procedure, to a great extent, depends on the credentials and qualifications of the surgeon. Here are a few points you should consider when looking for a plastic surgeon:
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