Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients for short is a procedure that slims and reshapes areas of the body by removing excess fat.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. It's not typically considered an overall weight-loss method but if you have too much in certain places and stable weight elsewhere on your body then this may be an option to consider!
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to break up and remove fat from specific areas of the body and also shapes (contours) these areas. From head to toe, the following body areas are commonly targeted for liposuction treatment:
The area under the chin and the neckline
Flanks (love handles)
Thighs (outer thighs and inner thighs)
As a patient, you should have realistic expectations. It is also essential that you are in good health before you get liposuction. That means at the least you must fulfill these conditions:
Not have health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system
Be within the 30% range of your ideal weight
Have firm, elastic skin
Quit smoking or be willing to quit smoking weeks before
When it comes to liposuction, insurance doesn't cover the procedure because it is a cosmetic surgery. The price of liposuction can vary quite a bit, depending on a number of factors:
Type of liposuction
Type of anesthesia
Number of areas to be treated
Fees of the surgeon
Cost of the surgical facility
Cost of the dressings, tests, and post-surgery garments.
The other affecting factors that decide the final fat removal surgery cost/ liposuction price may include goals of the surgery, the procedure used for liposuction, experience and expertise of the surgeon, the location of the clinic or hospital, and accreditation of the facility matter.
The average cost of liposuction is around Rs. 95,000/- + 18% GST at Arra Aesthetics, Pune. Dr. Vasant Gholave will discuss every aspect of the cost of liposuction with you during consultation.
Before the procedure, Dr. Vasant Gholave will discuss with the patient what they expect from the surgery. He will review the medical history of the patient and ask about any medical conditions they may have and any medications, supplements, or herbs they may be taking.
Dr. Vasant Gholave will recommend that the patient stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or NSAIDs, at least three weeks prior to surgery. The patient may also need to get certain lab tests before the procedure, such as blood tests.
Patients may receive local or general anesthesia before the procedure.
An epidural may be used for treatments on the lower body. In this case, the anesthesia is injected into the epidural space surrounding the dura, or fluid-filled sac, around the spine. This partially numbs the abdomen and legs. Local anesthesia might be used when liposuction is done on very small areas.
There are just a few different liposuction techniques. But they use a thin tube, called a cannula, which is connected to a vacuum to suction the fat from your body.
The procedure starts with anesthesia and a vessel-constrictor, which are pumped below the skin in order to suction out fat from selected areas. Then small suction devices are used to extract the fat. This is the most popular way of liposuction.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL):
In this procedure, the cannula is energized with ultrasound, which is why it is also called ultrasonic liposuction. This technique uses sound waves that penetrate under your skin and rupture the cell walls of fatty tissue cells. It liquefies the fat, which is then removed by suction-assisted liposuction. UAL is suitable for fibrous areas like the back, and the male breast and for areas where lipo has been done before.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL):
Also known as SmartLipo or laser-guided lipo, this procedure is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction for removing unwanted fat. It uses the power of laser therapy and heat to melt away accumulated pockets of fat, but it also requires injection with tumescent fluid beforehand.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAS):
PAS, also known as powered liposuction, is a form of body contouring surgery that uses specialized cannulas with a mechanized system to rapidly move back and forth, which allows the surgeon to pull out fat more easily.
The surgeon will typically leave the incisions open after surgery so they can drain out excess fluid and blood. Either bandages or an elasticated support corset will be fitted for the area where the procedure was done..
Painkillers may be prescribed to help relieve pain and inflammation, and the surgeon will remove the stitches in a follow-up appointment.
The patient might not have to stay in the surgical facility depending on the type of procedure. Those who have general anesthesia usually spend the night in the surgical facility. Those who had local anesthesia may be able to leave the surgical facility on the same day.
Antibiotics may be given immediately after the operation. But the patient should expect bruising, numbness, swelling, and soreness for at least a few weeks. The swelling goes off in 6 to 8 weeks.
The patient may be required to wear a compression garment for 3 to 4 months after surgery to control swelling and for better skin contraction.
Generally, people can return to work within a few days and get back to normal activities within 2 weeks. But every individual’s recovery schedule is different.
After getting liposuction, those who maintain their body weight can expect permanent results. Those who gain weight after the procedure may find changes in their fat distribution. For eg; those who used to have excess fat in their hips might find that their buttocks have become the new problem area.
Maintaining a steady lifestyle and a good diet is necessary to maintain the result of liposuction.
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