The surgical treatment which helps remove excess fat from the skin and gives the body contours which helps improve the shape of the body is called liposuction. Surprisingly, it is a very simple concept.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical process by which the excess body fat is removed from the body using a cannula. Cannula is a small tube made from stainless steel. The cannula is connected to a suction pump. An incision is made in the skin through which the cannula with the help of suction pumps out the excess body fat. The tiny tunnel made by the cannula on the skin later heals and shrink in no time. It also disappears leaving an improved body which is well shaped and contoured.
Liposuction is a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure. It should not be treated as a weight loss procedure. It simply removes excess fat from the body.
The tumescent technique is used in order to remove the body fat through tiny holes made in the body with necessary instruments. It involves a well trained professional along with a qualified anesthesiologist team and the patient undergoing the process.
Is the Surgery effective?
It is very effective procedure which helps remove body fat from the body. However the fats might reappear in your body if you gain back the weight.
The immediate effect of the process can be seen as the body gets shapely. This improvement can be seen for a few weeks and its effect can stay up to a year or so.
Immediately after removal of body fat from a particular area, loose skin will be seen. However it will tighten in about six months.
Which body areas can be treated by Liposuction?
Women usually opt for abdomen, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, arms, buttocks, breast, cheeks, neck and inner thighs while the men usually go for the abdomen, breasts, neck, chin and flanks.
Liposuction can effectively remove fat from these areas. More than one area can be undertaken for the process however it should be kept within safe limits.
What are the complications and risks of Liposuction technique?
Liposuction is a safe procedure. Infections, skin ulcers, bleeding or nerve injury can take place but it is rarely seen.
Is there pain or discomfort after Liposuction surgery?
The pain after the process depends upon the amount of anesthesia used on the patient. The area gets sore and the soreness can stay up to 2 to 4 days which gradually decrease. Tenderness can be felt up to 4 weeks which subsides gradually by 8 weeks.
How does Liposuction affect the appearance of the skin? Does Liposuction produce visible scars?
Skin appearance depends upon the elasticity of the skin. A good skin usually looks smooth after liposuction and scar is not a problem as it is very small and fades away naturally soon.
What are the risk considerations in Liposuction?
It is a superficial process and does not give major pain or involve major complications. The surgeon will discuss both risks and benefits before carrying out the procedure.
When will I see the results from Liposuction?
The unflattering bulges will be gone after the process and make you love your body. However it will take some time to heal. You will have to maintain your body weight post surgery in order to have a permanent effect of liposuction. However a little gain in weight here and there in the body will not be problematic as before as the fat will get evenly distributed in body post surgery.
What aftercare can I expect after Liposuction?
At Dr. Paul’s Clinic, the customers are given full support post surgery. Follow ups are done regularly at intervals post surgery and the progress is monitored accordingly. The surgeon and nursing staff follow up examinations at regular intervals.
Complications that may arise due to the surgery
- Swelling in and around the treated area
- Scarring due to incision
- Change in skin color
- Numbness and soreness
- Blood clotting
- Nerve damaging
- Rippling of skin
- Unevenness of skin surface
What you may have to do after Liposuction?
The treated part of the body is firmly covered after the procedure gets completed in order to decrease the selling and bruising. It is advisable to wear compression garment for a few weeks. Regular work is advised after getting completely fit. Recovery depends upon the size of area treated.