Liposuction is a frequently performed cosmetic or aesthetic procedure. It consists of aspiration of excess adipose tissue of the body to get back the desired shape, curves, and body contour. This is not a weight loss procedure, it can achieve improved body contour, overall size decrease, and act as a stimulus for further weight loss.
The liposuction procedure is done using tumescent technique and fat is removed through tiny holes with the help specialized instruments and suction machines. The ideal situation involves a properly selected patient who is treated by a well-trained surgeon and anaesthesiologist team.
Liposuction surgery is commonly done for fat deposits in the abdominal wall, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Double chin, face, breast, axilla, calf, and back are the other areas where patients can benefit remarkably with liposuction. It can be done in more than one area provided the safe limit of the aspiration is not exceeded.
How effective the surgery is?
It works superb to remove the stubborn fats from the smaller locations. But, in case of gaining body weight after the surgery, the fats that were taken out through it will again slowly appear in various parts of your body.
You will notice some progress in your body shapes immediately after the liposuction surgery. This improvement can go on for some weeks but, you can observe its effects completely after some months which may go as far as 1 year.
After the removal of the fat from a specific body part, your skin near the treated area may become loose. You have to be patience for at least 6 months to tighten the skin.
Complications that may arise due to the surgery
- Numbness and soreness around the treated area.
- Swelling (though it does not last for a long time)
- Scarring around the sites of incision
- Skin color changing
- Clotting of the blood
- Rippling skin
- Damage of the nerves
- Uneven surface around the treated area of the skin
What you may have to do after liposuction?
When the procedure gets completed, the treated area was firmly covered to minimize the pain, swelling, and bruising. You may require putting on the compression garment for several weeks. You may start doing your regular works as soon as you think that you are fit to do the same. In case, the treated area is large, the recovery may take quite a big time.