Liposuction

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Liposuction in Delhi

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedure in both men and women. It is nowadays known by many different terms like Liposculpture, Lipo or Lipoplasty. It is a surgical procedure which evacuates excess fat deposits from the body that have not been responding to diet and exercise. This procedure helps in improving body contours and proportions and can safely be performed on most of the body areas including face, neck, arms, abdomen, back, thigh, chest and thighs.

When a person gains weight, the size and volume of fat cells increases and these large fat cells are sucked out by liposuction thereby decreasing the number of fat cells in that particular area. The changes after liposuction are generally permanent as long as your weight remains stable.

For best results of liposuction surgery an individual must be healthy with good skin elasticity so that the skin contracts and re-drapes after surgery to provide better contour.

People having excess skin following massive weight loss, old age and after multiple pregnancies, will need to undergo excision procedures rather than liposuction to get satisfactory contour.

Candidates for Liposuction

Procedure

Before the surgery, the areas to be sucked are marked out carefully in erect position. Once patient is under anesthesia the procedure involves the removal of fat through small incisions approx. 0.5 -1 cm which are given in the hidden areas of body through which the hollow tubes (cannulas) are inserted and fat is removed with the help of vacuum and suction.

Types of liposuction techniques

Anesthesia

Liposuction is usually performed under general or regional anesthesia. For small areas it can be done under IV sedation or local tumescent anesthesia.

Duration

Duration of surgery depends upon the extent of area to be treated and is usually between 1 to 4 hrs.

Immediate Post Operative

In the immediate post Operative period one may experience some pain and bruising. Pain killers will be prescribed by your treating surgeon but the bruising may take upto 4 week to get settled.

One need to wear compression garment over the operated area for some weeks which will help in controlling swelling and skin draping and also to prevent fluid collection underneath skin.

Early mobilization is encouraged after the surgery and patient are usually mobilized on the same day of surgery.

Post Operative complications

Results

Results depend on the quality of skin elasticity and the amount of fat that is suctioned out and the expectations of the patients. For final results it takes anywhere between 3 – 6 months.

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