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Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgery performed to remove stubborn fat from the skin. It is also known as lipoplasty and suction-assisted lipectomy. This procedure is performed by an experienced cosmetologist or anaesthetist to give a sculpted look to the body and beautify the overall look of the individual with proper contouring.
Liposuction is not meant for weight reduction. Large amounts of fat cannot be removed by this process. A maximum of a quart (litre) can be removed through liposuction surgery. It is not meant for cellulite removal. For such results, liposhaving is more effective. However, many surgeons believe that the areas containing cellulite may improve in appearance after liposuction is performed.
There can be regions of the skin that have localized fat. Such regions may include calves, abdomen, thighs, and arms. If these regions are resistant to diet and exercise, then a liposuction surgery is performed to remove them.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment among both men and women. It aims to extract the extra fat through a suction device to give a more toned look to the body. The finishing of such surgeries is extremely important.
Liposuction surgery is performed by creating small and really inconspicuous incisions. A typical liposuction procedure involves the following steps:
These days, the use of laser lipo and vaser liposuction is quite common. Both of these are advanced techniques that allow for minimal invasion and discomfort and faster recovery.
In laser lipo, laser light is used to break down the fat cell walls, which allows the fatty oil to seep out and distort the cells that are subsequently removed. The laser light also coagulates the small blood vessels in the deeper layers, thus minimizing the risk of bleeding and bruising.
In vaser liposuction, also known as liposelection, ultrasonic energy is transformed into vibration energy, which is transferred to the fat cells. These cells are then shaken and mixed with a fluid prepared by the surgeon prior to the surgery. This emulsified mixture containing fat and water is then removed through suction with the help of small cannulas.
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Q: What is the liposuction cost?
A: The cost of liposuction surgery depends on several factors. For example, it depends on the extent of the area that needs to be treated with the help of the procedure. Additionally, it depends on the approach used to treat the area – traditional approach, laser surgery, or vaser technology.
Q: What are the parts of the body that can be treated by liposuction?
A: Women usually opt for liposuction for the enhanced appearance of their breasts, hips, abdomen, cheeks, and outer, anterior, and inner thighs. On the other hand, men usually concentrate on toning of the chin, flanks, abdominal, and neck area.
Q: Who should undergo liposuction?
A: Any individual with elastic but firm skin with localized pockets of fat and characteristic cellulite in concentrated regions are ideal candidates for liposuction. People who are young are more eligible to undergo the procedure since they have more elastic skin along with good blood circulation. If the presence of fat is more generalized and distributed, then such a candidate is not considered ideal for the surgery. The candidates should be in good general health and free of any heart or lung disease.
Q:How long will the effects last?
A:The effects are permanent but it also means one must lead a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet coupled with a good amount of exercise to keep fit throughout one’s lifetime.