Liposuction , which is commonly known as “lipo”, is a procedure that involves removal of extra fat from under the surface of the skin. It is recommended when exercise and dieting fails to yield any response, liposuction is the most proffered choice to get rid of the resistant fat pockets. The aim of the liposuction is to creat an aesthetic balance by re-sculpting the body and restores its ideal shape.
Who are ideal candidates for liposuction?
If you are active and healthy and near your ideal body weight , you make a good candidate for liposuction. The candidature for liposuction also depends upon the skin elasticity. It is rarely suitable for areas with skin elasticity and stretch marks , which are most common after childbirth.
What are the commonly treatment areas for liposuction?
Commonly treated areas for liposuction are neck, arms, back, upper and lower abdomen , buttocks , thighs, ankles , calves etc.
Liposuction is generally performed under general anesthesia . A hollow tube known as cannula is inserted in the treatment area through 2mm stab incision . The process of recountouring is then performed. After the completion of the procedure , a compression garments is provided to the patient to be worn for few weeks after the surgery .overnight stay at the hospital is required . the reshaped area become very clear following few weeks after the procedure , however final result can be determined in about three months .
What are the different types of liposuction ?
Traditional liposuction:- This is the tradition and still the most common form of liposuction world over, the area to be treated is first injected with special tumescent fluid and later sucked via special tubes by a specialized suction machine , can be used for treatment of small, large areas.
Water assisted liposuction with Body-Jet technique :- This type of liposuction aims to wash away extra fat with very less trauma compared to other types of liposuction . The Body-Jet system uses water to loosen up the fat from the connective tissue and eventually removes it .Once the fat is dislodged, the surgeon suction it out.
Power Assisted liposuction :- Power assisted liposuction aims to destroy extra fat by vibrating cannula and suction is out by means of a cannula . The procedure is known to minimize bruising in patients. As the cannula is able to break down the fat so efficiently, the whole procedure is overall much quicker than its traditional form.
Ultrasonic liposuction:- As the name implies, this type of liposuction in Punjab uses ultrasonic energy to break down the fat cells so that they can be removed by the cosmetic surgeon via suction using cannula . the area is first infused with fluid , then a small probe is inserted through the incision into the skin . The probe emits ultrasonic energy to easily break down the unwanted fat , which is then emulsified to a liquid state prior to its removal.
How does a patient prepare for the procedure ?
During your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you will be offered specific advice about the pre-surgery measures such as dietary modifications and cessation of some medication. You will be adviced to have someone drive you home after the procedure .
Explanation of complications :- Bruising is the most common complication and resolves by itself in 2-3 weeks.
Other can be some persistent fluid collection which also nearly always get absorbed by the body spontaneously , other like infection and hypertrophic scar although documented have never yet seen in our hands . there might be some little lumps felt in rare cases which also resolve with time or can be removed actively.
* Remember liposuction is a surgery, so always bank upon a reliable and highly experienced cosmetic surgeon. Consult two to three physicians, ask the questions and based on their response select the right surgeon.
Looking for Liposuction surgery in Chandigarh, Punjab, you can visit Dr. Rishi Dhawan for the same. Share your expectations and clear your doubts in the consultation.
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