All you need to know about Liposuction

Liposuction sculpts your body by removing unwanted pockets of exercise-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, back, arms, and neck. Liposuction is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures. It is usually used in combination with other procedures to create the desired shape.

Nowadays, everyone wants their body parts to have a lot of definition, which is tough to attain even with a rigorous diet and workout routine. When done by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, liposuction may enhance the definition of nearly any area of the body. This can be done in a single-stage or many phases, depending on the parts necessary. High definition can help both males and females. Males can have their chest and six-packs contoured. This is generally done for individuals who want to compete in contests or just desire it. Females prefer sculpted features such as curves and shapes.



Liposuction, often known as fat removal surgery, is a more in-depth procedure that includes "vacuuming" away fat cells from bigger, more dominant "problem regions." The major target areas are generally the belly, hips, thighs, and arms, which are often resistant to diet and exercise. The recovery time for this surgery is about 5-6 days, and you will be sedated for the procedure. Liposuction, as opposed to chill sculpt, has a far more apparent result and is more of a "one-and-done" procedure. Because the fat cells are actually removed during the operation rather than being permitted to be expelled naturally via your body, the benefits are more immediate.

Patients still have some swelling following surgery, but they are eager to see the results right away. This is a major issue for those who want to lose weight quickly and completely. The following are examples of common problem areas that will be addressed with liposuction surgery:

  • Arms
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Stomach ache (or abdomen)
  • Hips
  • Chin
  • Knees

Because liposuction surgery may be performed on any portion of the body, it is commonly utilized in conjunction with other procedures such as the stomach tuck, breast reduction, and face lift procedures. At Bewell hospitals, we consistently strive to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment.

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION? HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

Liposuction surgery is a cosmetic treatment that can be used to remove tiny regions of undesirable body fat. Liposuction is used on regions of the body that are prone to fat deposit buildups, such as the stomach, thighs, hips, and arms.

THE PROCEDURE INVOLVED FOR LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

Liposuction surgery, also known as fat removal surgery, is generally conducted under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation and is usually treated as a daycare procedure, which means you won't have to remain in a hospital overnight. Depending on the area being treated and the amount of fat removed, the treatment generally takes between one to two hours to complete. Before inserting a narrow plastic tube called a cannula, your surgeon will create a small incision within the region being treated. The other end of this cannula is connected to a powerful vacuum apparatus, which rapidly and efficiently removes the fat. You will need to schedule an appointment with a nurse who will assess your BMI (body mass index) to ensure that the operation is appropriate for you. If you are extremely overweight, you are unlikely to be a candidate for liposuction since there are physical limits to the amount of fat that can be safely removed from the body. Liposuction may be more suited to body contouring rather than weight loss. Liposuction outcomes and advantages vary greatly from person to person. Specific outcomes cannot be guaranteed.

IS LIPOSUCTION SURGERY APPROPRIATE FOR ME?

People opt to get liposuction surgery for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Fat pockets that are resistant to diet and activity
  • Disproportionate figure particularly noticeable in women who are pear-shaped and have a tendency to accumulate fat in the hip area, leading to a lack of self-confidence and shame a 'kick-start' into a more regulated diet or exercise program
  • Often, eliminating regions of undesirable fat is all that is required to urge and encourage a better lifestyle.

WHO SHOULD HAVE LIPOSUCTION TREATMENT?

The ideal liposuction candidate is at or slightly below their target weight, but has few resistive fat deposits that haven't responded to a proper diet and exercise regimen. Because the weight of the aspirated fat is so tiny in comparison to overall weight, liposuction should not be considered a weight-loss procedure. However, by focusing on particular, well-defined fat deposits, clothes will fit better, and the body will be more proportioned, giving the appearance of substantial weight reduction.

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I HAVE LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

You may be recommended to drop some weight before your surgery in order to get the best possible outcome in a certain region. When you visit with your physician you should discuss your expectations - the outcomes will be far more effective if this is often agreed upon ahead with your surgeon.

If you smoke or use aspirin or another medication, they will discuss this with you during your appointment and notify you when it is time to stop and/or restart these activities.

LIPOSUCTION RECOVERY TIME

Swelling, bruising, and tenderness to the procedure site are typically expected following liposuction surgery, but they should go away one to two weeks afterward. However, the full benefits of the procedure are frequently not apparent until six weeks following surgery, when the wounds have fully healed. Because the incisions are so small, any scarring will be minor and will dissolve fast, leaving you with smooth skin in the treated region. The surgeon will advise you on when you may resume regular daily activities and exercise, but you should plan on taking one to two weeks off work to heal. You will be expected to wear post-surgery support garments to assist keep the treated area supported and guarded.