What Is Liposuction?
Suction assisted lipectomy or liposuction is one of the most popular means of body contouring techniques in cosmetic surgeries. A number of important modifications to the standard suction assisted liposuction including UAL (ultrasound assisted liposuction),PAL (power assisted liposuction), VASER and laser assisted liposuction are available today.
Prior to liposuction, a pre-operative marking is done with the patient in an erect position. In patients undergoing total body liposuction or contouring, marking can be done one day prior. Areas to be suctioned are marked with a circle.
Incisions are placed in hidden areas and are approximately 3mm to 4mm in length.
Why Should I Choose Liposuction?
Liposuction is mainly used to improve appearance, rather than providing any physical health benefits. Most people would probably achieve the same or better results by adopting a healthful lifestyle, with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a healthy sleep schedule.
Liposuction is normally advised only if lifestyle changes have not achieved the desired results. It can treat areas of fat that are resistant to exercise and diet. When an individual gains weight, each fat cell increases in size and volume. Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in isolated areas.
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Types Of Liposuction Our Experts Do:
- Chin liposuction
- Cheeks liposuction
- Chest liposcution
- Ankles and calves liposuction
- Buttocks liposuction
- Hips liposuction
- Upper arms liposuction
- Abdomen liposuction
- Waist liposuction
- Thighs liposuction
Benefits Of Liposuction
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Types Of Liposuction Treatment
Ultrasonic liposuction is a type of fat loss procedure that liquefies fat cells before their removal. This is done with the guidance of an ultrasound combined with ultrasonic waves to target fat cells. This type of cosmetic surgery is also known as ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL).
Liposuction is the most common type of aesthetic procedure. While the purpose is to get rid of fat and sculpt your body, liposuction isn’t intended for weight loss. Instead, the procedure can remove smaller areas of fat deposits that are difficult to target with diet and exercise.
VASER 4D High Definition Liposuction technique is the most advanced and efficient high definition liposuction technique in the world and the cosmetic specialists and plastic surgeons at Cocoona are well-trained in performing this procedure to give you a well-defined and attractive athletic build.
VASER 4D High Definition Liposuction technique allows to ‘sculpt’ the body shape through planned fat removal into a more defined and muscular physique.
Simple or stubborn fat, from small problem area to Full Body transformation – Cocoona’s VASER assisted high definition Liposuction can help you get back in perfect shape. If you are struggling with fat, weight gain and diet program not giving the desired results you’d like, VASER liposuction can help.
VASER is a high definition precise Ultra Sound technology for Liposuction to deliver amazing results in one procedure without discomfort and quick recovery time. The VASER technology targets the FAT while protecting tissues from damage. VASER is clinically proven to produce even and smooth results for your body.
Liposculpturing is a technique used for improving body contours and removing stubborn fat from specific areas. The procedure is especially suited for face, neck, abdomen, arms, buttocks and thighs contouring.
At Cocoona, we specialize in Ultrasound Assisted Liposculpturing (UAL). In this procedure, a tumescent fluid is injected into the concerned area. A special probe is then used to emit ultrasound energy that liquefies the fat, which is then suctioned out through an incision using a cannula. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and a session lasts for anything between 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the amount of fat.
Cocoona also uses RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) using BodyLite technology that not only helps to remove fat but helps in skin tightening considerably. It is an internally skin tightening technology that lifts the skin and prevents skin sagging and unevenness. The procedure has an advantage of minimal anesthesia requirement and hence early recovery.
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Client Results & Testimonials
Very comfortable, very much happy with the result so far. Thanks to
Dr. Sapna and her team and Ms. Rachita with all the comfort, they gave me while undergoing with my Liposuction Procedure. Thanks and appreciate the whole team of Cocoona for the same. Must be recommended to one who is looking for a comfortable yet enjoyable Liposuction Surgery.
I am really thankful to Dr. Lokesh Handa for transforming my life in such a way. I am a confident man but after my surgery, it has given me a new wave in life. Now I believe I can face the world in a better way. Also, not to forget the role of the support staff was blissful and really helpful. Special thanks to Mr. Harikesh for his assistance through out the process (pre and post), really a nice guy. Overall thanks to Cocoona team for changing the intercourse of my life.
Why Choose Cocoona?
Founded by Dr. Sanjay Parashar, one of the best in the industry, Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation is an all-in-one center for Aesthetic Transformation. Specializing in Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Hair Transplant, Skin Treatments, Medical Facials and Dietary services; Cocoona also has a dedicated Hand Clinic that specializes in the reconstructive hand surgeries and treats patients with injuries, birth defects, and degenerative disorders.
With our international presence and numerous success stories over the years, Cocoona is one of the most trusted names for Body, Skin & Hair enhancement solutions. A team comprising of doctors, therapists, nurses, patient coordinators, front desk and customer service staff ensures a world-class experience from the moment you step into our premises.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The effects of liposuction are long-lasting. Those fat cells that are removed during liposuction can never come back. Small amounts of weight gain can still maintain your new body contours in the treated areas. However, if a person gains a large amount of weight after liposuction, then new fat cells will grow. There may be more fat accumulation in the untreated body areas where there are greater number of fat cells remaining vis-à-vis the treated areas where fat cells have been removed.
If you do not gain weight post-liposuction, fat will not come back to the treated areas. However, changes related to ageing can yet slightly alter the look of your treated areas.
Liposuction can treat most areas of the body. You would need to agree with your surgeon which specific areas you want to treat. The following body areas are most commonly treated via liposuction:
• Abdomen / Stomach/ Tummy
• Arms (upper)
• Flanks (love handles)
You can ask our patient counselor for more details and for before/ after images of our surgeries for any of these areas.
Deciding about Liposuction
Though Liposuction is an extremely common procedure these days, it is nevertheless a surgical procedure which will alter the way you look and feel. Therefore, it is imperative that you are fully ready, both physically and mentally for this surgery. At Cocoona, we ask that you self-evaluate on the following parameters:
• Have I really tried out the other options (diet control & exercises) to reduce the fat in my body?
• Am I seeking to reduce weight by this procedure?
• Have I identified the problem areas that need fat reduction?
• Are my expectations realistic?
• Am I ready for the post Liposuction plan so that I do not put back the lost fat?
After getting clarity on these initial thoughts, the next steps of seeking a good Liposuction surgeon, and clinic are of paramount importance.
The best Liposuction surgeons are ones with lots of experience, fantastic results and reputation, admired by peers and patients, and who will give honest and realistic feedback of what you can and cannot achieve through liposuction.
A good clinic is one which has the best liposuction surgeon, licensed anesthetist, well trained nursing staff, and excellent reputation for successful procedures. At Cocoona, we tick all these boxes.
It is important for the Liposuction candidate to be fully convinced and ready for the change in their body shape before giving the final go-ahead.
Anybody with an accumulation of stubborn fat in specific parts of the body is eligible for Liposuction.
Good liposuction candidates are adults, who are in generally good health, non-smokers, non-pregnant women.
Ideally the person’s weight should be within 30% of the desired range. The best practice is to remove no more than 7% of the body weight during a single procedure (exception is made in certain cases where medical reasons might require larger volumes of fat to be extracted – known as liporeduction.) The elasticity of the skin is also looked at carefully to determine the best method for the candidate. Younger people, or those with good skin elasticity will get better results as their skin adapts to new body contours better and more easily.
People with diabetes, heart ailments, blood circulation problems, or weak immune systems should not proceed with liposuction.
Your liposuction surgeon and clinic should conduct an initial investigation to assess your suitability for liposuction, and set realistic goals for your surgery. This is also the process that we follow here at Cocoona.
Methods of breaking down fat cells
There are three major ways to break down fat cells in the body: by exercise, or by non-surgical methods, or surgical methods. The surgical methods are the ones that fall under the category of Liposuction.
1. Exercise and Diet:It is the bottomline of fat metabolism. Regular exercise and balanced nutrition can help break down fat cells. Most doctors and nutritionist will recommend this as the first step towards losing fat.
2. Non-surgical which means the fat cells are broken down underneath the skin with external energy devices that work using:
• High intensity focused ultrasound (Liposonix Ultrasound)
• Radiofrequency (Thermage)
• Combination devices using laser, infrared light (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency (VelaShape®)
• Injectables such as Phosphatidylcholine (Injection lipolysis)
• Carbon Dioxide insufflation under the skin (Carboxytherapy)
• Cryolipolysis that uses a freezing device (CoolSculpting®/ Zeltiq)
Non-surgical or non-invasive fat or cellulite reduction methods give good results for small problem areas and enable faster recovery. However, they do not provide the same depth of treatment as surgical liposuction. They may also require multiple sessions to provide desired shape and contours.
3. Surgical methods – Clinically speaking, it is the surgical methods that fall under the category of liposuction, and we will look at the various options in the following section.
The traditional liposuction technique involved the mechanical disruption of fat cells, in which the surgeon would shear and extract the fat cells with the aid of a high-power vacuum.
The modern technique of liposuction involves liquefying or emulsifying the fat and then extracting the fat using small tubes or cannulae (microcannula) and a low power suction machine.
You should discuss with your liposuction surgeon the various body contouring options possible, and then decide as to the best course of treatment.
Here at Cocoona, we utilize the latest technology under the expertise of super-specialized surgeons to deliver the best possible results..
Liposuction is an excellent option for treating large problem areas and excess fat deposits. It can help improve your body contours in different areas in one-go. However, it has a longer recovery period, higher cost, and risk of complications as it involves surgery.
Deciding upon the best method of liposuction is a decision to be made in close consultation with your surgeon, as each method has its pros and cons. Your surgeon will decide the technique to be used based on your body condition, size & number of problem areas, quantity of fat to be removed, lifestyle factors, skin elasticity and other relevant parameters.
The cost of Liposuction depends on the following:
Treatment Area – Size and number of areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed. So, a simple procedure to just remove the fat from the upper arm will cost much lesser than fat reduction from multiple areas or more difficult areas.
Procedure Used – The type of liposuction technique used also affects the cost. Newer, more sophisticated techniques using laser & ultrasound typically tend to cost more.
Surgeon’s Expertise – The surgeon’s fee is based on their experience. Obviously, a reputed surgeon with an established track record of quality results will charge higher fees.
Clinic/ Hospital – Fees also depend upon the quality of the facility chosen for the operation.
Geographic Area – Depending on the city/ area you decide to have your procedure in, your cost is likely be different. Larger metropolitan cities might cost more.
You should bear in mind that the expertise of your surgeon and your comfort factor with him/ her should be one the most important considerations than simply the cost of the surgery. A cheap liposuction could turn out to be an expensive proposition in the long run.
For an accurate assessment of cost, you would need an initial consultation with our surgeon.
Liposuction recovery period and downtime
Recovery from liposuction varies from a few days to a few weeks depending upon the size of the treated area and method used.
Having the procedure done at with a skilled surgeon with advanced facilities, greatly reduces the recovery period.
Most people can start walking/ moving shortly after the anesthesia wears off. Normal work can be resumed within a few days once the swelling starts to subside. Compression garments are usually prescribed along with medication for faster recovery. Recovery period also depends on your body condition and skin type.
We recommend that working people plan a few days off after surgery to rest and recover before resuming their work. Basic exercises can be resumed within a week after consultation with the doctor.
If you are into heavy sports/ physical activities, your surgeon will advise you on how & when you can resume your active lifestyle.
Modern techniques of liposuction have made the procedure a safer, more comfortable, and less painful experience, which helps faster recovery.
At Cocoona, we employ these latest techniques to ensure your quick recovery.
Preparing for initial meeting with the surgeon
Once you are clear about your reasons for liposuction, have decided to proceed, and are ready to see the shortlisted surgeon, call us to fix an appointment.
On the appointed day, our chosen expert liposuction surgeon will consult with you. During the consultation, you should expect the following:
– Discussion on your need for liposuction, goals, and reasons.
– Understanding your medical history
– Evaluating your health status
– Options available for your liposuction procedure
– Examination & measurement of your body, maybe take some pictures too
Explanation of the surgery options, steps involved, and the future treatment, risks, and potential complications, if any.
A bit of apprehension is natural, but don’t feel shy in discussing any issues that you may have in respect to your new look.
Our next section, gives a list of handy questions that you may want to ask the surgeon. Do read that too. Print out the list and keep it handy so you don’t miss out on asking any questions directly.
Being well informed is being well prepared. Besides checking that your clinic and doctors have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience, here are some more areas that you should probe:
• How many years of experience do you have as a Plastic Surgeon?
• How many liposuction procedures have you done?
• Where will the surgery be conducted?
• Is the clinic prepared and certified to assist liposuction surgeries?
• Do you have a licensed anesthetiston board?
• What are the most common complications that your patients have had? And how were they handled?
• Do you have a “before” and “after” photo album for this procedure?
• Am I a good candidate?
• What can I expect after the surgery?
• What precautions would I need to take pre-surgery and post-surgery?
• How many days will I take to recover fully?
• What should I do for a quick recovery?
• Will the shape and appearance of my body change over time? If yes, how?
• What are the risks involved in this procedure?
• What treatment option/ technique will be used for me?
• Is non-surgical body contouring/ fat reduction an option for me?
• How does liposuction impact pregnancy?