Liposuction (Lipoplasty ) Or Body Contouring
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes the extra fat that you can’t seem to get rid of through diet and exercise. It is to give u the desired figure and get rid of those extra inches you don’t like on your body.
Surgeon usually does the procedure on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, or face to improve their shape. But liposuction can also be done with other plastic surgeries, including facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.
What Should You Know Beforehand?
The first step is to consult with Dr. Chauhan. Talk about your goals in first consultation and Dr. Chauhan will explain you the options, the risks and benefits, and also the cost of the procedure. Ask all your questions. If you decide to go ahead with liposuction, Dr. Chauhan will give you instructions on how to prepare for it. These may include diet,smoke and alcohol restrictions.
Tell Dr. Chauhan about any allergies you have and any medications you take, including over-the-counter ,ayurvedic and herbal supplements. He will likely recommend you to stop taking certain medicines, such as blood thinners and certain painkillers before surgery.
Before the procedure:
Before your liposuction procedure, Dr. Chauhan may mark circles and lines on the areas of your body to be treated. Photos also may be taken, with your consent, so that before and after images can be compared. We assure you of complete confidentiality throughout every step of the procedure.
How your liposuction procedure is done depends on the specific technique that is used. Dr. Chauhan will select the appropriate technique based on your treatment goals, the area of your body to be treated, and whether you have had other liposuction procedures in the past.
Tumescent liposuction: This is the most common type of liposuction technique used at our hospital. Dr. Chauhan injects a sterile solution — a mixture of salt water , which aids fat removal, an anesthetic (lidocaine) to relieve pain and a drug (epinephrine) that causes the blood vessels to constrict — into the area that is being treated. The fluid mixture causes the affected area to swell and stiffen.
Dr. Chauhan then makes small cuts into your skin and inserts a thin tube called a liposuction cannula under your skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from your body. Your body fluid may be replenished through an intravenous (IV) line.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL): This type of liposuction is sometimes used in conjunction with traditional liposuction. During UAL, the surgeon inserts a metal rod that emits ultrasonic energy under your skin. This ruptures the fat-cell walls and breaks down the fat for easier removal. A new generation of UAL called VASER-assisted liposuction uses a device that may improve skin contouring and reduce the chance of skin injuries.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL): This technique uses high-intensity laser light to break down fat for removal. During LAL, the surgeon inserts a laser fiber through a small incision in the skin and emulsifies fat deposits. The fat is then removed via a cannula.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAL): This type of liposuction uses a cannula that moves in a rapid back-and-forth motion. This vibration allows the surgeon to pull out tough fat more easily and faster. PAL may sometimes cause less pain and swelling and can allow the surgeon to remove fat with more precision. the surgeon may select this technique if large volumes of fat need to be removed or if you've had a previous liposuction procedure.
After The Procedure
Expect some pain, swelling and bruising after the procedure. The surgeon may prescribe medication to help control the pain and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. After the procedure, sometime the surgeon may place temporary drains to promote fluid drainage.
You usually need to wear tight compression garments for a few weeks, which help to reduce the swelling.
You can start your daily routine at home from the very next day but you may need to wait a few days before returning to work and a few weeks before resuming your normal activities —
including exercise. During this time, expect some contour irregularities as the remaining fat settles into position.
Results can be seen immediately, the removed fat can be seen in disposal jar after procedure & you can feel those extra inches are not there & new figure can be appreciated by you.
After liposuction, swelling typically subsides within a few days. By this time, the treated area should look less bulky.
It's natural for skin to lose some firmness with aging, but liposuction results are generally long lasting as long as you maintain your weight. If you gain weight after liposuction, your fat distribution may change regardless of what areas were originally treated.
What Are the Risks?
Cosmetic surgery is safe but still a surgery, so there are some risks. You can help reduce them by making sure it is done only by a specially trained, board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
There are several possible risks directly related to liposuction that you still have to consider,
- Bleeding, Complications from anesthesia, Shock (usually from not getting enough fluid during surgery), Fluid accumulation (pockets of fluid forming under the skin) Infections (strep, staph), very rarely fat embolism (when tiny pieces of fat break away and block blood flow), Uneven fat removal, Reactions to lidocaine, Change in skin sensation; numbness,Damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs.