Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that helps in removing excess fat from under the skin in an attempt to change the shape of the human body. It breaks down and removes the subcutaneous fat layer that are resistant to diet and exercise. Due to its popularity, there has been quite some rise in liposuction aspirants all over the globe. Liposuction surgery is also in demand and displaying tremendous success too.
Though liposuction is a potentially ideal solution for an otherwise healthy individual looking to refine and rejuvenate their contours and body shape, yet, It’s important to know that it’s not a weight loss surgery and there are various other certain factors which decide, if you are an eligible candidate or not.
Following is the list of 5 important questions to ask at your consultation to understand the procedure completely.
Am I the ideal candidate?
The ideal candidate for liposuction surgery is a healthy individual, have stubborn fats reside between muscle and skin. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your condition before recommending the procedure. People with good skin elasticity are considered as good candidates comparative to people with loose skin, as the loose skin can result in uneven or dimple skin
It is important to note that this procedure is for non-smokers only.
What happens during the liposuction procedure? Where and how is it performed?
People often think it is a weight loss treatment; contrary to that it is a fat reduction procedure. It’s a surgical procedure that involves making a small incision in the skin and inserting a tool called a cannula via a suction device to extract the excess fat.
Depending upon the variety of factors, it can be a single procedure or more, as per the surgeon assessment and individual aesthetic goals. It’s an outpatient surgery; so they are often allowed to go home the same day.
The most common body areas, where liposuction surgery in is performed are double chin, back of the neck. bottom of upper arms, male breasts, bra strap area, muffin top, abdomen or belly paunch, love handles, outer thighs or saddlebags, ankles, inner thighs and upper back.
Your surgeon will have a consultation with you to determine the area of the body where liposuction is required and desired.
How to prepare yourself for surgery?
The board certified and expert plastic surgeon at Skinnovation Clinics will give you certain instruction to follow and medications like aspirin and blood thinners to pause for some time. You may have been prescribed to do your blood test to ensure you are the good candidate for anaesthesia.
On the day of surgery, there will be a period of 6 hours before the appointment, where no food or drink should be taken.
What will be the recovery process after a liposuction surgery? How long it will take?
The duration will be varied from individual to individual depending upon the amount of fat being removed, the target area and the number of areas in the body that are being treated. In most of the procedures, most of the people can resume working within a few days and to all normal activities, like exercise, within 2 weeks.
You need to follow certain instruction and make some healthy lifestyle changes like rest, hydration and no smoking, to heal faster. The most common postsurgical effects include swelling, bruising and tenderness due to surgery. The understanding and sensible surgeons at Skinnovation Clinics make sure to provide good pain relief options too.
Compression garments are also recommended to wear in the area that was treated.
What kinds of a result are expected?
At Skinnovation Clinics, Dr. Rajat Gupta uses state of the art equipment for Liposuction. He combines power-assisted liposuction technique using MicroAire Device and Ultrasound-assisted liposuction technique using Vaser device. MicroAire is a power-assisted Liposuction that uses a cannula attached to a small motor making the liposuction procedure quicker and with faster recovery and VaserLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasonic technology to remove fat and reshape the body along with skin tightening.
It can take several weeks to tighten the skin and see the full extent of the result. This is due to swelling and loosened skin you possess after surgery. Your surgeon will guide you through the process and help in estimating the realistic result after an effective liposuction surgery.
The fat cells are removed permanently during liposuction.
Choosing a plastic surgeon is definitely an important decision. Always choose the board certified and experienced surgeon. Review the surgeon past work on similar body area. Discuss your worries, concern, expectation and cost-related factors. Consider the surgeon availability and book prior appointments.
For more information on liposuction surgery, you may visit Skinnovation Clinics and book a consultation with the team of expert surgeons at the facility.