Liposuction/Fat Reduction

Liposuction/Fat Reduction

We all have experienced those frustrating exercise resistant fat cells on the abdomen, thighs, hips and arms. If you can not seem to get rid of that extra fat, liposuction is a viable cosmetic surgery option. Liposuction improves the appearance of body areas that have concentrated mounts of visible fat. In liposuction, the fat is removed, creating a smoother, more attractive body contour by the use of suction technique. Various liposuction methods include the standard tumescent technique, ultrasound-assisted ( Ultrasonic Liposuction), and the most recent variations of liposuction including Vaser and SmartLipo. The incision for Liposuction are very small (3-10 mm) and are barely visible. Further, every effort is made to see that these cuts are hidden. Our Doctors should be able to explain their technique clearly and thoroughly enough to give you all the information you need to feel confident in your decision.

Surgical Lipo Techniques :

Tumescent Lipo ae“ This is the time tested version of liposuction. Many doctors still refer to it as the tried and true method of liposuction and their preference when it comes to treating the majority of their patients. Better technology has allowed for this standard suction technique to deliver proven results with little downtime, scarring or complications. Vaser ae“ This form of lipo is exclusive to the Vaser System which uses ultrasonic energy to dissolve fat cells through ultrasonic energy. LipoSelection leaves surrounding tissue, nerves and blood vessels virtually intact. Ultrasonic Liposuction ae“ While theoretically the same technique as LipoSelection, ultrasound-assisted liposuction does not utilize the Vaser System. Fat cells are broken down and liquified through ultrasonic energy (sound waves) that are emitted at the top of the cannula. SmartLipo ae“ Involves laser-assisted fat removal through a small cannula with an Nd:Yag laser placed inside. SmartLipo is used to firm up localized areas of fat, while also tightening the skin. Popular places for SmartLipo include the chin, waist, upper arms, inner/outer thighs. Power-Assisted Lipo (PAL) ae“ In a nutshell, the power-assisted liposuction technique requires less force on the part of the surgeon to remove unwanted fat cells. Because the liposuction cannula is powerized, it moves in a very rapid back and forth motion that allows for ease of movement. Also, PAL is not ultrasonic and therefore, no heat is generated that can harm surrounding tissues. In effect, this method re sculpts the body and creates more flattering contours.

Time Required for Liposuction :

It can take just an hour up to several to perform liposucstion surgery. Time requirements vary quite a bit, depending on the size of the area being treated, the amount of fat being removed, and the technique being used.

Do I require Admission?

No.

Are there any Side Effects of Liposuction?

Liposuction side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, discomfort, numbness and limited mobility.

How Long do Liposuction results last?

As the no of fat cells in the body is constant (only the size increase with obesity), when a proportion of fat cells is removed , it is permanently lost and so liposuction results are considered permanent, but do rely on the behavior of the patient as the remaining cells can grow in size.

How much time does it take to recover from Liposuction?

Pressure garments are required to be worn for about 4-6 weeks. One can resume his/her duties after a couple of days. swellin and bruises require about a month to go The final shape will develop over the 2-3 months following your liposuction surgery.

How much discomfort is there after Liposuction?

Some discomfort and moderate pain will be felt, which can be controlled with doctor-prescribed pain medication. Many patients feel, like they do after a really intensive workout, or if they have not exercised in a while. Medicines are likely to help you feel better.

What types of anesthesia is necessary for Liposuction?

Liposuction is done in spinal, general or local anesthesia with sedation.

What else can I combine Liposuction with?

Liposuction can be combined with: