Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn excess fat from specific area(s) of the body with an aim to reshape it. Hence, liposuction contours these areas according to the requirement of the individual.
Liposuction is also known as lipo, liposculpture, lipectomy, lipoplasty and fat removal surgery. It is a popular body contouring surgery as it helps get rid of the fat that doesn’t respond to vigorous exercises and strict diet. After years of trying to lose fat this surgery becomes the best option to achieve the body goals. However, one should not confuse this with a ‘weight loss’ surgery. As mentioned earlier, it is a ‘fat loss’ or ‘inch loss’ surgery. One may be surprised to know that plastic surgeons suggest having an ideal and stable body weight before undergoing liposuction. If a person has too much body fat in a specific area but otherwise has a stable body weight, only then he/she will be considered as a suitable candidate for Liposuction.
With liposuction different body parts can be targeted for fat removal, such as:
Additionally, liposuction can be performed for breast reduction or gynecomastia treatment.
For any surgery, it is necessary to be in good health so as to avoid any complications. For liposuction one must:
NOTE: If you have blood flow difficulties, heart diseases, diabetes, or a weak immune system, avoid going for this surgery.
Many people may not know that liposuction is also used to treat the following medical conditions:
Some liposuction procedures only involve local anesthetic that is only applied to a specific part of the body. Other procedures may entail general anesthesia, which puts the patient into a phase of uneasiness. With the help of an IV injection, the patient remains calm and relaxed.
A small incision is made in the target site to allow the cannula to enter inside. Cannula is a thin hollow tube that is moved back and forth to break the fat cells and suction them out of the body. Although the incisions made during liposuction are tiny and inconspicuous, surgeons at DNA Skin Clinic make sure they are placed in the natural creases of the skin to further conceal them. For e.g. if it is abdominal liposuction, incision will be made in the navel area.
Throughout the surgery, the doctor keeps an eye on the heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels.
If the patient has been given a local anesthetic and is experiencing pain during the surgery, he/she must let the doctor know about it. Its possible that the medication or movements need to be changed.
Depending on the amount of fat removed and the areas to be targeted, the process could last several hours.
With the advancements in medical technologies, there are many ‘safe’ liposuction techniques available, such as:
The latest liposuction techniques are quite safe and do not pose any serious risks of complication. The risks are further reduced when the surgery is performed by an experienced liposuction surgeon. Some of the common side effects of liposuction can be as follows:
To avail a safe liposuction, please feel free to meet the best liposuction surgeon in Bangalore at DNA Skin Clinic.
The surgeons provide a few instructions after liposuction surgery in Bangalore that must be adhered to for the best results. This also includes exercise regimen.
Q. 1. Are the results of liposuction long-term?
Ans. During liposuction, fat cells are permanently eliminated. However, it is recommended to follow a diet rich in protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, and low-fat dairy to maintain weight post-surgery. Also, exercise on a regular basis.
The results can last for years or even a lifetime. But, the results may be less noticeable if an individual gains weight.
Q.2 When are the results of liposuction visible?
Ans. A significant difference can be visible immediately after the surgery, but it takes months to see your final result as the swelling goes down and skin redrapes the new body contours.
Q. 3 Is liposuction a weight loss treatment to treat obesity?
Ans. Liposuction is not used to address obesity, and it is a common misperception that it is a weight-loss procedure. It's a fat-removal operation, not a weight-loss procedure. The quantity of fat that can be removed is determined by a variety of factors while keeping the patient’s safety in mind.
Q. 4. What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Ans. Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from troublesome areas of the body. The surgical incisions for liposuction are small, and the recovery time is less. Liposuction does not tighten extra skin caused by substantial weight loss after delivery whereas tummy tuck is a procedure where the surgical area is larger and the incision is longer. While liposuction aims at removing the stubborn fat only, a tummy tuck aims at excess skin removal and tightening of the abdominal muscles. So, most women need a tummy tuck after childbirth and sometimes even liposuction is combined with it. This combination procedure is referred to as Lipo-abdominoplasty.
Q.5 Is Liposuction a painful procedure?
Ans. During the surgery, either general or local anesthetic is used to alleviate pain and discomfort. And, after the surgery, patient is given pain medication and antibiotics to manage the discomfort.
Q. 6 Is there a scar from Liposuction surgery?
Ans. Given the fact that liposuction is a surgical operation, there will be a scar. The scars are very tiny, measuring just a few centimeters in length, hidden in natural creases of the body and they go away over time.
Q. 7 Can Liposuction be done twice on the same body part?
Ans. Liposuction can be performed in the treated area more than once. However, it is rarely needed. Liposuction, in general, does not need multiple sessions. In a single surgery, it is possible to achieve desired and long-lasting results, if the patient maintains his/her health.
Q.8 Which is better: Liposuction Or CoolSculpting?
Ans. CoolSculpting removes less fat per treatment, you may need many Cool Sculpting treatments to achieve the desired outcome. And, as mentioned above liposuction provides desired results in a single treatment session.
Q. 9 Will Liposuction tighten the skin?
Ans. Although the proportion of fatty tissue in the treated area will be reduced, the remaining skin will tighten slightly. Laser-assisted liposuction is specifically known to tighten the skin but to some extent only. Excess skin is not treated with liposuction. If the person has excess skin he/she will need to combine liposuction with surgeries such as tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, etc.
Q. 10 Can liposuction be combined with other plastic surgery procedures?
Ans. Other plastic operations, such as facelifts, breast reductions, and stomach tucks, can be combined with liposuction.
Q. 11 What is the cost of liposuction in Bangalore?
To know the exact liposuction cost in Bangalore, please feel free to visit DNA Skin Clinic.