LIPOSUCTION

What is Liposuction?

                   Liposuction is also known as fat removal surgery, which is a type of cosmetic surgery which removes the fat from the human body in an attempt to change the shape. It does not help the obesity-related metabolic disorders like insulin resistance, etc.

Why is Liposuction required?

                  It is used to improve the appearance instead of providing any physical health benefits. It is advised to only those whose lifestyle doesn’t help in achieving desired results. When someone gains weight, every fat cell increases in size and volume.

Who can get Liposuction?

                 Liposuction benefits the people with good skin tone and elasticity, where the skin molds itself into new contours whereas people who lack elasticity may result in loose looking skin in areas where the surgery was done.

 

 

Procedure

            People who use aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs should stop taking them at least two weeks before the procedure. Women should stop taking contraceptive pills. Patients who lack red blood cells should start taking iron supplements. Patients may be given general anesthesia before the procedure which lasts for 1 to 4 hours. An epidural can be used for the treatment of the lower body.

                Liposuction Techniques-

1. Tumescent Liposuction: Huge amount of a saline solution mixed with an anesthesia and a vessel-constrictor are propelled below the skin in the part that is to be suctioned. The fat is sucked in, or sucked out, over small pressure tubes. This is the most widely used form of liposuction.

2. Dry Liposuction: No liquid is injected before the fat is detached. This method is rarely used today. There is a higher threat of bruising and bleeding.

3. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL): It is also known as ultrasonic liposuction. This makes the fat melt away on contact. The ultrasound sensations burst the walls of the fat cells. This combines, or softened, the fat, making it easier to suction out.

4. Power assisted liposuction (PAS): It uses a particular a thin tube inserted with an automatic system that quickly moves back-and-forth, letting the surgeon pull out fat more effortlessly.

5. Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL): It is also known as laser-guided liposuction, this process requires the use of tumescent liquid. It is a less invasive and bloody process than the traditional liposuction method for removing fat. After the process, the surgeon may leave the incisions open so that additional fluid and blood can drain from the body.

Recovery

1. The patients who had a general anesthesia, usually spend the night in the hospital. Those who had a local anesthesia may be able to leave hospital on the same day.

2. Moreover, an elasticated care corset or bandages will be fitted for the targeted area.

3. Antibiotics are given immediately after the operation.

4. Painkillers can help relieve pain and inflammation.

5. The surgeon will remove the stitches in a follow-up appointment.

6. Significant bruising may occur in the targeted area.

7. There may be numbness in the area where fat was removed. This should improve in 6 to 8 weeks.

Risks

1. Severe bruising can last for several weeks.

2. Swelling may take up to 6 months to settle.

3. A blood clot can form in veins.

4. The patient may be allergic to medications during surgery.

5. A skin infection may occur after the surgery.

6. If you have poor elasticity, the wounds may heal in an unusual way.

Cost

            Liposuction surgery cost in Bangalore is between Rs.40,000 to Rs.3,50,000. The cost may vary according to the surgical techniques used.

 

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