Liposuction is a plastic surgery that separates superficial, localized fat with the use of a cannula (small and thin with a blunt tip) from selective regions of the body and uses a suction mechanism to remove it, or drain it out of the body.
This is a form of cosmetic surgical procedure to help you with those stubborn fatty layers which are hard to remove.
There is a great level of advancements experienced in the field of cosmetic surgery. Liposuction causes less pain and is a much safer and easier way of removing excess fat. But you cannot wish to loose drastic amount of weight with this procedure. Liposuction can be categorized into the following three types, which are:
- Traditional liposuction: Firstly the treatable areas are to be numbed after which the tube is inserted. A huge quantity of lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the fatty tissues before undertaking the traditional liposuction. General anesthesia is not commonly required for the traditional liposuction.
- Ultrasound liposuction: ultrasound mode is used for the fat liquefaction, which works great for eliminating fat from the sides, back and upper portion of the abdomen mainly.
- Laser liposuction: Low energy waves are used in this fat liquefaction method, which can be removed by a cannula.
It is usually an outpatient based procedure which can be performed in the hospital or any doctor’s clinic with well-equipped infrastructure. Generally it doesn’t require the patient to stay back after the surgery. But if there is a huge area of fat involved, then it may require the patient to stay back for sometimes. Infact, just the local anesthesia suffices for a deep sedation, though it may be required in special cases.
After the surgery is done, the treated areas are wrapped firmly with a professional hand for reduced pain, swelling and less bruising. With the support of the hose, special girdle, elastic tapes, and bandages require the patient to rest for three- four weeks. The bruising and swelling in the first week is normal, but if it continues to stay then you may need to consult a surgeon as fluids may ooze out for several days. There may be antibiotics prescribed for helping the infections to reduce the weight. The patient can move freely, after the surgery once the effect of anesthesia is worn off, but you may need more time when coming back to the normal life. For the large scale liposuction, the recovery period is longer than usual.
The chief objective of liposuction
Helps you to reshape one or more areas of the body. The cellulite pockets of the body just deny no matter what, and how much rigorous exercise schedule you may have been following. The most commonly treated areas are neck, thighs, back, abdomen, face and upper arms.