Liposuction is surgical removal of unwanted fat deposits between skin and muscle to improve body shape.
Liposuction is best for treating localized fat deposits which does not respond Lo diet & exercise. It is a smart way to regain body shape.
- Breasts (male & female)
Patients are able to return to normal physical activities usually after 2- 4 days. Can do jogging and light aerobics exercise after 7 days.
After adolescence the total number of fat cells in the body will not increase in number.
The fat cells that are removed through liposuction will not be replaced by other fat cells.So the resultant loss of fat & weight loss cells will be permanent.
Skin irregularities - taken care of by pressure garments
Bruising - usually fade after few weeks
Swelling - gradually subside within a week
Temporary numbness - sometimes persist for few weeks
Normally about 5 liters of fat can be removed. But in certain patients more than 5 Liters can be removed.
No special care is required. But one needs to wear pressure garments for at least 2 – 3 months
- 1) Suction Assisted Liposuction
- 2) Power Assisted Liposuction
- 3) Ultra Sonic Liposuction
- 4) Laser Liposuction
90% of results can be seen within 3 weeks - 3 months I after liposuction and improvement continues even later. Although the patient can see noticeable difference within few days as the swelling subsidies.
Male breast enlargement (gynaecomastia) can be treated by liposuction alone.
Fat usually do not come back in treated areas.
If patient gains significant weight fat accumulates proportionately all over the body. Lipsuctioned areas will accumulate less fat only when competed to other areas.
Use of large volumes of very dilute solution of lidocaine. (A local anesthetic) in combination with adrenaline a vaso constructive drug (which decrees blood loss) and hyaline. It is a safe technique. It is less painful, less recovery time and decreases post operative pain.
Because very small cannulas (micro cannulas) are used in PAL .It gives more gentle & delicate approach to Liposuction. It gives the surgeon an accurate control of the direction and position of the cannulas. The incisions are very small and do not require suturing. So results are excellent in PAL.
It is also called as abdominal etching. It is a technique of advanced sculpting of abdominal and chest muscles to improve their appearance. It is done in male & female who do regular exercise and have a good muscle tone.
A good candidate for liposuction is defined as “Any person who is in health and have realistic expectations of liposuction results”. There is no definite age or weight limit for patients.
In general exercise is good for weight loss. But unfortunately it is difficult to make the body to loose fat in selected areas only like chin, abdomen hips or thighs. As they have an inherited tendency to accumulate fat. Todate only liposuction can fulfill that.
The cost depends on several factors such as location of the area, no of areas and days of hospital stay. If multiple areas are treated one can save some cost.
The cost of liposuction includes pre-operative examination, investigations. Operating room charges, anesthesiologist & surgeon charges, medicines & dressing and outpatient checkups for 1 year.