Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the body. It is most commonly used to contour the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms, but it can also remove fat from the face, neck, and other body areas. A hollow stainless-steel tube called a cannula is used in liposuction.
While liposuction can help improve the contour and shape of the body, it is not a weight loss solution. It is best suited for individuals who are already at or near their ideal weight but have pockets of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
If you are considering liposuction, you must consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to decide if the procedure is right for you. During the consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, physical condition, and aesthetic goals to determine if liposuction is safe and effective. They will also discuss the potential risks and complications of the procedure, as well as the recovery process and post-operative care.
It is also important to have realistic expectations about the results of liposuction. While the procedure can help improve the contour and shape of the body, it will not completely transform your appearance. To maintain liposuction results, you must follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Types of Liposuction offered by Dr. Rakesh Tawar in Dehradun
There are several types of liposuction, each with its unique features and benefits. Some of the most common types include
Traditional liposuction, or tumescent liposuction, involves injecting a solution into the treatment area to numb the area and shrink blood vessels to make it easier to remove fat.
During ultrasonic liposuction, high-frequency sound waves break up fat cells before suctioning them out. This type of liposuction is often used for larger treatment areas or for people with thicker skin.
During laser-assisted liposuction, a laser melts fat cells before they are suctioned out. This type of liposuction may be less invasive than traditional liposuction and have a quicker recovery time.
During power-assisted liposuction, a mechanical cannula moves rapidly back and forth to loosen and remove fat cells. This type of liposuction may be less tiring for the surgeon and cause less trauma to surrounding tissue.
During Vaser liposuction, ultrasound energy breaks up fat cells before they are suctioned out. This type of liposuction is often used for more precise contouring and may have a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction.
It is important to discuss the different types of liposuction with your plastic surgeon to choose the best option based on your specific needs and goals.
Who should consider Liposuction?
- Liposuction may be a good option for individuals with localized fat deposits in their thighs, arms, neck, abdomen, or other body areas that cannot be reduced through diet and exercise.
- People who want to appear slimmer and feel more confident in fitted clothes may consider liposuction.
- Liposuction can help create a sleeker contour and more defined shape in specific body areas.
- Some medical conditions, such as lymphedema, gynecomastia, lipodystrophy syndrome, and lipomas, may require liposuction as a treatment.
- Liposuction may be a solution if you have fat deposits that make certain areas of your body appear disproportionate.
- Liposuction may also be an option for individuals who have experienced extreme weight loss after obesity.
Who Are Good Candidates for Liposuction?
Liposuction may be suitable for individuals who have stable weight but wish to remove excess fat in specific areas of their body.
- Good candidates for liposuction should have good skin elasticity and tone.
- There should be minimal excess skin in the treatment area for optimal results.
- Typically, individuals who are 18 years or older are suitable for liposuction.
- The patient must be in good overall health. If you have a weak immune system, diabetes, or coronary heart disease, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction.
- Non-smokers are generally better candidates for liposuction.
- Non-pregnant women who are not breastfeeding may also be good candidates for the procedure.
- It is important to inform your surgeon if you have any allergies, including an allergy to lidocaine.
Process of Liposuction
Here is an overview of the liposuction procedure
Before the surgery, the patient will undergo a medical evaluation and laboratory tests to ensure they are a good candidate for the procedure.
During the procedure, the patient will be given local or general anesthesia to numb the treatment area and make the process more comfortable.
The surgeon will make a small incision in the treatment area, through which a thin tube called a cannula will be inserted.
The surgeon will then use the cannula to suction out the excess fat from the treatment area. The cannula is inserted and moved in a back-and-forth motion to loosen the fat cells, which are then suctioned out through the cannula using a surgical vacuum or syringe.
Closing the Incisions
Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures, staples, or skin glue.
After the liposuction procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room, where you will be monitored until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off. If you have received general anesthesia, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight. If local anesthesia was used, you should be able to go home the same day.
It is normal to experience swelling and bruising in the treatment area, which should subside within 7-10 days. The area where the fat was removed may feel numb for 6-8 weeks.
Liposuction results are typically immediate, but the full extent of the results may only be visible once the swelling has subsided, which can take up to a month. Liposuction results are generally considered permanent, although it is important to maintain a stable weight to avoid gaining weight in other areas of the body. If you do gain weight after liposuction, the treated area will not get bigger, but the areas of the body where fat cells are still present may increase in size. Liposuction Surgery Mumbai can provide you with the expected results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the body using a hollow stainless-steel tube called a cannula, inserted through a small incision in the skin. The fat is suctioned out using a high-pressure vacuum.
What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction can treat various areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and calves.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, like any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, and changes in skin sensation.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
A good candidate for liposuction is someone who is in good overall health, at or near their ideal body weight, and has firm, elastic skin. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is not suitable for people who are significantly overweight.
What is the recovery time for liposuction?
Recovery time after liposuction varies from person to person, but most people are able to return to work within a few days to a week. Strenuous activity should be avoided for a few weeks to allow the incisions to heal properly.
Are the results of liposuction permanent?
Liposuction results are generally considered permanent as long as the person maintains a stable weight and exercises regularly. However, if the person gains weight, the remaining fat cells in the treated area may enlarge.
How much does liposuction cost in Dehradun?
Several factors can impact the cost of liposuction, such as the person's body type, the treatment area, the number of treatment areas, the technique used, the surgeon's skill level, and the location of the procedure. The overall cost of liposuction may include fees for anesthesia, laboratory tests, the operating room, and post-surgical medications and compression bandages.
Who is the best surgeon for liposuction in Dehradun?
Dr. Rakesh Tawar is Dehradun's most preferred board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon to get the optimum result. He has performed more than 2000 Liposelection procedures so far.