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Liposuction – Break Up with Stubborn Fat!


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Stay Goodbye to unwanted fat deposits with Liposuction
Stubborn fat deposition is a common concern. Whether it accumulates around the thighs, bulging along the back and flanks, or it comes in the form of stomach “pooch”; this unwanted fat is difficult to get rid of permanently.

Liposuction has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for many years. This procedure effectively, safely, and permanently reduces fat. It also refines the body contours.

Liposuction is more of an art than a surgical procedure. It requires craftsmanship, practical application of scientific knowledge, and clinical skills. Moreover, the person who undergoes the surgery experiences satisfaction and confidence with his/her body from the surgical outcome.

Liposuction and Its Benefits

Liposuction, also known as suction assisted Lipectomy or Liposculpture, is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat deposition. The fat deposits are usually in the hips, arms, neck, tummy, thighs, calves, back, and loins. Liposuction permanently removes the fat cells and alters the body shape.

Fat is removed by sucking it out through a hollow tube, called cannula. This suction tube is introduced into the fat pocket by vacuum suction action. For a large surface area to be covered, many punctures are required. The body is connected to various tubes to drain the fat.

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The major benefits of liposuction are:

·        Reduction or removal of pockets of stubborn fat
·        Improvement of body contour
·        Enhanced body proportions
·        Long lasting results if combined with good nutrition and exercise
·        Boost in self-esteem and confidence

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Liposuction Before-After

Techniques of Liposuction 
There are various techniques of liposuction that can be considered. This depends on many factors including the amount of fat to be removed and the area to be treated:

·        Tumescent liposuction: This technique involves the use of anesthesia to the subcutaneous fat and thus permits liposuction.

·        Water-jet Assisted Liposuction or WAL/Wet liposuction: A powerful water spray helps in breakage of the fat and thus displacing it for suction.

·        Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)/Ultrasonic liposuction: This involves an ultrasound cannula which dissolves the fat by breaking the fat cell-walls. The technique is more beneficial in removing stubborn fat from the fibrous areas.

·        Power-assisted liposuction (PAS): A mechanized cannula is used for movement which in turn helps in fat removal.

·        Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL)/ laser-guided liposuction: This is a minimally invasive procedure wherein a micro-cannula is used for laser energy delivery subcutaneously.

Candidates for Liposuction

A good candidate for liposuction is:
  • An adult within 30% of their ideal weight, not grossly overweight
  • A healthy individual who does not have any medical condition or any life-threatening illness which can hamper healing
  • Nonsmoker
  • An individual with a positive outlook and specific goals for body contouring

 Best Liposuction Surgeons

The surgeons performing liposuction should be able to understand the physiology and differences between smaller volume and large volume procedures.

The anesthesiologist is an integral member of the team who should have a complete understanding of the procedure. He should be well trained to handle the preoperative, peri-operative, and post-operative problems of drug toxicity and fluid shits.

Lastly, the patient should opt for the accredited centers with appropriate equipment and well trained staff for achieving the best results.

What to expect after Liposuction?

If the surgery is carried out under general anesthesia, the patient will have to spend a night at the hospital. If the surgery is carried out under local anesthesia, the patient is allowed to leave the hospital the very same day. 

Bandages or elasticated support corset will be fitted to provide support to the targeted area. Antibiotics will be given immediately post surgery to keep the wound clean. Analgesics will be prescribed to relieve any inflammation or pain.

Once the inflammation and fluid retention subsides, the results of liposuction will be clear. The body contour will be improved. Within one to six months, the final shape will be apparent. With age, the people who are consistent in maintaining their weight can expect permanent results.

The long-term results of the procedure depend on the preoperative condition of the patient's overall health and the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight postoperatively. But in difficult cases like large volume liposuction, a combined procedure is safe for both the patient as well as the surgeon.

Before- After Liposuction

Recovery after Liposuction

Following the procedure, the patient can expect bruising which can be painful and uncomfortable. Sometimes the bruising will take six months to disappear.

Recovery period of three to four days will be required to get back to usual work and a week for light physical exercise. The patient can get back to normal exercise in three to four weeks.

Risks and Complications following Liposuction

The risks or complications with any surgery depend on various factors, which include the surgeon's skill and experience, your health, how well you follow post-operative instructions, and the facility where the procedure is being done, to name a few.

While no one can predict how would your body react to the surgery and if some minor complications can happen, but careful selection of the patient and proper technique and precautions can save you from any major complication. 

Some of the complications involved in Liposuction is:

·        Inflammation
·        Severe bruising
·        Contour irregularities
·        Thrombophlebitis
·        Infections
·        Numbness
·        Allergic reactions
·        Skin burns
·        Scars
It is therefore of vital importance that you choose a surgeon who is upfront in telling you if you are a good candidate or not and is cautious enough to not put your life to risk. 

Liposuction v/s Other Non-invasive Procedures

There are few noninvasive procedures which use different modalities to eliminate the unwanted modalities fat cells. The popular procedures are:

·        CoolSculpting: This treatment involves the use of a specialized cryolipolysis device to attack the unwanted fat cells. Once the fat cells die, they are eliminated from the body in the following days and weeks post-treatment.

·        TruSculpt: This treatment eliminates the fat cells on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and hips by utilizing a controlled radio frequency technology.

·        Zerona: This treatment involves a cold laser that targets the fat cells, which causes the fat to leak out into the cell. This is then flushed out of the system, which shrinks the fat itself.

The advantages of Liposuction in comparison to the Non-invasive procedures are:

·        Liposuction offers longer-lasting results
·        Liposuction is an excellent option in the reduction of larger fat deposition
·        Several areas can be targeted at once with Liposuction
·        It significantly improves the shape of the body

Liposuction in India


India ranks 4th in the world for the number of cosmetic procedures performed. Out of these, liposuction is the most commonly performed surgery. Plastic surgeons in India perform over 1,17, 000 liposuction operations each year. Factors like board-certified plastic surgeons, affordable liposuction cost in India contribute to making India a popular choice for liposuction surgeries.

People from around the world choose India as their fat removal destination due to the procedural outcome and affordable cost of the surgery. Liposuction in India is performed at accredited hospitals with international standards. Right from the infrastructure, well-trained technicians to skilled surgeons, India offers the best medical care.

Moreover, patients get their initial consultations with renowned surgeons to know about the procedure in depth. Such one on one conversation makes the patient aware of the risks and complications involved; along with any help related to apprehensions about the liposuction journey.

Liposuction Cost in India

The cost of Liposuction in India is pretty low as compared to other countries like UK, USA, Singapore, Germany etc. Here's a quick look: 

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Average Amount of Liposuction for the abdomen (in US $)

The cost of the procedure varies from person to person. The surgeon will recommend a different surgical plan to different patients based on their medical history, procedural requirements, and current health status. 

The main factors that decide the cost of Liposuction are:

·        The area to be treated
·        The volume of fat to be removed
·        The type of liposuction procedure opted
·        The cost of post-op care and additional charges, if any
·        The rates of the anesthesiologist

It is also reported that the savings in India compared to the other countries for various procedures is 65-90% if multiple areas are treated at the same time. 

Success Rate and Safety of Liposuction in India

India has achieved great success by delivering many positive results as far as plastic surgery in India is concerned. The success rate of liposuction in India is 92%.

Liposuction is performed safely on patients with realistic expectations and who have thoroughly understood the limitations of the procedure. This also helps in achieving satisfying results.

Goals, motivation and expectations of the patient should be in sync with the clinical possibility of the surgery. Moreover, the patient should be willing to take necessary efforts in maintaining a stable diet and an exercise routine after the surgery to achieve long term results.

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