Liposuction is a procedure in which excess fat is removed from different areas of the body to improve the body figure. It is one the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world. It can also help in reducing body weight by reducing the fats in the body.
- Which patients can benefit from Liposuction?
Patients with excess fat in arms, chest, back, tummy, flanks, thighs and hips can get particular benefit form liposuction.
- How is liposuction done?
Through very small holes, fat is aspirated from the targeted areas. Usually this procedure is done under general anesthesia although it can be performed under local anesthesia in certain situations. The duration of surgery depends upon the number of areas to be addressed.
- Is liposuction painful?
As with other procedures, liposuction can be quite painful but pain medications and massage can help in the initial days. After 2 weeks, patient usually report very minimal pain.
- What is VASER?
Vaser is type of liposuction in which ultrasound energy is used to break up fat deposits in the fat cells after which it is aspirated.
- What is Laser Liposuction?
Laser energy can also be used to break fat deposits in the cells and this type of liposuction is called Laser Liposuction.
- What is Tumescent Liposuction?
It is the most commonly performed technique for dissolving fat in which fluid is injected in the areas of the body to be suctioned. This helps in reducing blood loss and bruising after liposuction.
- What are the side effects of Liposuction?
Pain, bleeding, infection, bruising and contour irregularities are the most common side effects of liposuction.
- What is the downtime of Liposuction?
In case of small volume liposuction, patients can go to work within 5 to 7 days after the procedure. In case of large volume liposuction or Mega liposuction, it takes 2 to 3 weeks to return to work.
- What is the cost of Liposuction?
The cost varies according to the procedure and the areas to be targeted. The exact cost can be determined after assessment of the patient.