Liposuction

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Liposuction is the term for a (surgical) procedure that uses a tiny incision in the neck, arms abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, or knees to remove fat from under the skin. This procedure can sculpt and reshape Particular areas of your body by removing fat deposits. This procedure works best with patients who have fat he best candidates will have high elasticity in their skin. Liposuction is a procedure to tighten either muscle or skin. This procedure is not a condoned method for weight loss either. There are several accepted techniques used for this surgery.

Surgical approaches/techniques

Ultrasound-assisted:

Uses the power of ultrasound waves to actually melt the fat pockets for easy removal.

Tumescent:

In this technique a large amount of a diluted solution of local anesthesia) is injected into the fat beneath the skin. This causes the targeted area to become other words, swollen and firm.

Super-wet:

This technique relies on the injection of a volume of local anesthesia Half the quantity used for the TT-tumescent technique. Surgical BL-blood loss can be considerably supplementary than the TT-tumescent technique. About 8% percent of the liquid that is removed by wonderful wet liposuction is blood.

Ideal candidates

  • In excellent physical and mental health.
  • Have realistic body shape expectations
  • At their target weight
  • Have firm skin with good elasticity.

Risks and complications

As with all surgical procedures, there can be risks and complications. You should discuss these possible scenarios with your surgeon.

What to expect after surgery

A compression garment is worn after surgery for a minimum of two weeks to help decrease swelling and bruising.
Patients are encouraged to walk as soon as possible to help reduce the swelling and prevent complications.
It is best to avoid strenuous activity for about one month as the body continues to heal.
Stitches will be removed 7-10 days post surgery, It is important to report any bleeding, unusual symptoms or severe pain to your doctor.
It can take several months for the swelling to completely disappear therefore your improved body contour will not be seen straight away.
Liposuction is considered permanent however any substantial weight gain can result in build up of fatty tissue altering the results therefore it is important to control your weight by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.