Liposuction (Fat Reduction)
Liposuction is the process whereby fat can be sucked out of the body through fine canulas that are connected to a suction machine.
Liposuction is the technique of removal of excess fat from any part of the body. The process involves use of specially designed canulas connected to suction machine that is able to suck out the fat under negative pressure. Surgical lipo or liposuction surgery is by far the most popular form of cosmetic surgery and is very simple and safe.
Lliposuction is done to remove localized areas of fat from any part of the body, usually from Buttocks, Thighs, Back, Abdomen, Arms, Neck etc.
Liposuction does not tighten skin although sometimes the underlying tissue seems pulled tighter by a thin layer of scar tissue (adhesions). Liposuction can contour the body and the skin shrinks in.
Liposuction is used to sculpt areas and can also suction out large amounts of fat to treat obesity. A newer technique called ultrasonic liposuction may be able to remove larger amounts of fat. It is ideal for body contouring.
Cellulite is not usually improved by traditional liposuction and in some cases may be made worse.
The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people are back to work within a week. The patient must wear a compression garment after surgery to help in good shrinkage and body contour.
There is some evidence that large volume liposuction may have beneficial effects in people with metabolic problems, and may help diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
Special Complications: If meticulous care is not taken and if excessive fat is removed patient can go in shock. Fat emboli may cause risks, but it is very rare.
Basically the body can be reshaped and contoured as the excess amounts of fat are removed from your body. The process is useful in removing fat from varying areas of the body including the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees calves, and ankle areas. There are multiple procedures that can meet patients’ needs but the most popular one is tumescent liposuction. This process involves a fluid injection that loosens the fat tissue before its removal. Multiple incisions may be made depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
After the surgery bandages are placed on the incisions to stop bleeding and pressure garments are given to help maintain the shape. The garments usually stay on for about 2-4 weeks. Swelling, bruising, and slight pain can be expected after the surgery. Patients usually return to work in a couple of days after the surgery is completed.