What is Liposuction?
Liposuction (also called as Lipoplasty /Suction Lipectomy /Liposculpture) is a surgical procedure performed to remove the excessive fat deposits underneath your skin using various techniques. It is a common misconception that Liposuction is a weight loss procedure. Liposuction primarily falls under the body contouring cosmetic procedure. The weight loss achieved is proportionate to the fat loss. It works best on specific areas where the undesirable fat deposits are concentrated.
Everyone has problem areas on their body, which resist responding to exercise and diet. Some of the most common areas where Liposuction works best are:
Back and love handles
Who is the ideal candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is not primarily a weight loss technique, therefore the ideal candidate for Liposuction cannot be an morbidly obese individual. The patient whose BMI is less than 30 is an ideal candidate for Liposuction. The patient’s weight should be stable and not fluctuating. The patient has to be over the age of 18. The patient should have a healthy lifestyle and give special attention to fitness. The patient should be healthy with no major disorders.
What are the outcomes of Liposuction?
Liposuction can help in treating lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy is a medical condition wherein the patient’s body is unable to remove excess body fat from particular part of the body.
Liposuction can be used to remove lipomas. Lipomas are actually benign tumours of the fatty tissue. Since Liposuction can liquefy fats, Liposuction surgeries have the ability to treat lipomas.
Liposuction in the chest region has the ability to treat a medical condition called Gynecomastia in men. Men suffering from this condition have excessive amounts of fat in their breasts. Liposuction can remove these undesirable fats
What are the other alternatives for Liposuction?
At Celebre Aesthetics, we also have an alternative to Liposuction – It is called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing” or cool-sculpting, is a procedure that involves the non-invasive and quick cooling of body fat, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues. The procedure is non-invasive and quick. As Cryolipolysis is a new technology and a non-invasive one, it means it will not have the same results as Liposuction. The results of cryolipolysis vary from patient to patient based on their metabolism and other hormonal factors. Hence, if you are thinking of going forward with this procedure, then factor in a little uncertainty about the results in your mind.
Questions to ask your Liposuction Surgeon:
Am I a good candidate for Liposuction?
What surgical technique is recommended for me?
What is the recovery period after Liposuction?
What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?
How can I expect my body to look over time?
Do you have before-and-after photos of other Liposuction patients?
Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?
What to expect after the surgery?
The area of treatment on the body will be covered with bandages after the surgery. The bandages provide a sterile environment for the body to heal by eliminating the risk of infections. Patients are not allowed to remove the bandage on their own. They must visit their doctor for its removal. Swelling, bruising and numbness in the treatment area are common. It takes a few weeks for the swelling to go down. The patient will start feeling better once the 3 weeks threshold is crossed. The surgeon will provide you with compression garments that must be worn constantly. Compression garments need to be worn for a minimum period of 2 weeks. The duration may be more depending on the nature of the treatment. Apart from these common steps, taking your antibiotics on time and visiting the doctor for follow-ups are also vital steps in the treatment.
What is the difference between Liposuction and Bariatric Surgery?
Liposuction is totally different than weight reduction/ Bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgeries are performed on internal organs (stomach and intestines) by gastro surgeons, while Liposuction is performed on tissue layer above muscles (between skin & muscles) by Plastic Surgeons.
How much does Liposuction procedure cost?
Liposuction is one of the few popular and affordable cosmetic surgical procedures. The Liposuction cost in India is cheaper than in European countries. The cost of Liposuction in Surat depends on the status of obesity, extent of fat distribution among different areas, the level of difficulty and technology chosen. The Liposuction cost in Surat will vary from patient to patient because every patient is a unique case. The doctor will be able to give a final quote based on the final treatment plan.