Liposuction is the commonest procedure worldwide. Excess fat accumulation in the tummy and waistline being the commonest aesthetic problem for males and females. Other areas fat can accumulate is a face, chin, neck, arms, thighs, back, calves and ankles.
Liposuction is simply removing fat using a suction machine and cannula. Liposculpturing is the recent advances where the body is sculpted to achieve the desired shape that is hormones to rest of the body.
Modern technologies such as Vaser, Laser, BodyTite are used to gently emulsify the fat, remove the fat with minimal trauma and cause skin contraction.
Who are the best candidates for Liposculpturing?
A person who is medically fit and has stable weight are ideal candidates. Liposuction or Liposculpturing in these people gives an ideal result that can be maintained easily for the long period of time.
Lipo reduction is a procedure where a large amount of fat is removed in some patients with increasing weight problem. This can give a head-start to the patient. After removing 4-6 liters of fat from one or two areas of the body can be motivating to the patient to loose more weight.
What areas can be treated by Liposculpturing?
Liposuction or Liposculpturing can be performed for face, neck, arms, abdomen, back, flanks, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
How is the procedure performed?
It can be performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation or general anesthesia depending upon the suitability. The area is injected with ” tumescent infiltration” that contains medication to numb the area, shrink the blood vessel and soften the fat.
The fat is then emulsified using Vaser or Laser depending upon the indication and choice of the surgeon. Small incisions of approximately 3-4 mm are used to then remove the fat. As a result the fat is removed the body part is sculpted according to the musculoskeletal structure and shape of a person. After completion of the procedure, a dressing is applied for 24 hours.
What is the aftercare required after liposuction?
The patient needs to wear a pressure garment to prevent excessive swelling and to shape the body. A rest of 3-4 days is required after the majority of the Liposculpturing procedures. Exercise can be resumed after ten days under the doctor’s supervision.
What are the risks and side effects of Liposculpturing?
The risks include bleeding, infection, lumpiness, pulmonary embolism, skin sagging, scars etc. The risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced and skilled Plastic surgeon who will follow strict medical protocol to prevent complications.