Things you must know about Liposuctionby Larry Oshiola Medical Consultant
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that is also referred to as lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy or lipo. Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure performed on people with stable body weight and wanting removal of excessive fat deposited between skin and muscles.
Liposuction encompasses a breakup and suction of fat from the target areas of the body such as:
During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes called cannulas are inserted through micro cuts in the skin. Fat is sucked by applying powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula. Each target area of the body is treated independently to improve the shape, appearance and contours of their body.
Fast facts on liposuction
Some of the fast facts about liposuction include:
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape to improve the appearance of the body. It is recommended when dietary and lifestyle changes fail to produce the desired outcome.
Liposuction produces positive effects on body shape and appearance and helps:
Prior to the liposuction surgery, tests are conducted to ensure their fitness and are advised to:
During the operation
Patients are usually given general anaesthetic or epidural anaesthesia before the procedure depending upon the individual case. Sometimes Epidural anaesthesia is also given while performing liposuction on the lower body.
A local anaesthetic is given when liposuction is done on very small areas.
Liposuction surgery in India is performed through various latest surgical techniques that include:
After the liposuction operation
After liposuction, the patients who are given general anaesthesia may have to spend a night in hospital whereas most patients, who had local anesthesia, are able to leave hospital on the same day.
Bruising is possible in the target area and hence patients are given:
The stitches are removed by the surgeon during follow-up visits. However, numbness in target areas may take 6-8 weeks in disappearing.
Once the inflammation subsides, the results of liposuction will be evident. It usually takes about 4 weeks and the target area will appear in the desired shape.
People will be required to follow a balanced diet, exercise and lead a quality lifestyle to maintain results permanently.
Liposuction surgery, like any other surgery, carries a risk of bleeding, infection and adverse reaction to anaesthesia.
Patients who have undergone liposuction might also experience:
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