Today almost half of the American population or people of any country are suffering from obesity and excess fat at almost all areas including face, neck, arms, chest, stomach, buttocks and thighs. And sometimes in certain circumstances it becomes impossible to get rid of this fat by exercise or fad diet. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that will remove excess fat from your body, this cosmetic surgery will remove excess fat under the skin by suction. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty, liposuction removes excess fat deposits and improve your body contours and proportion and reshapes/slims specific areas of your body. Liposuction is also blessing for people who are slim and their body are in good shape but they have excess fat at certain areas of their body.
Body Parts where Liposuction Works
Liposuction is useful in removing excess fat in abdomen, thight and buttons and it’s highly effective in treating double chin, fatty back, facial fat on chik and chin, fat in calves, inner knee, ankles, excess breast fat, flabby upper arms and in some cases it will also treat gynecomastia in men.
How Liposuction Works?
In medical language, surgical suctioning of excess fat from specific parts of your body is called Liposuction. Liposuction is performed using a slim, hollow tube called a cannula which is inserted into one or more small incisions in the desired part(s) of the face and body. The cannula is connected by a flexible tubing to a suction pump. Surgeons or Doctors use this device to collect fatty deposits using a variety of treatment options. Some doctors use liposuction using the Tumescent technique. During this technique the fat is pre-injected with a salt-water solution containing small amounts of adrenaline and sometimes local anesthetic. Great care is taken to address your exacting body needs while minimizing pain, bruising and subsequent scarring.
Liposuction cosmetic surgery is not a treatment for obesity, and alternative for regular exercise, healthy eating habits and balanced diet. People who do workouts regularly are the best candidates
Let’s first know about fat. What is fat?
Fat is tissue made up of cells which store energy and insulate the body. Fat is generally subcutaneous which situated beneath the skin. It is depends on a person’s gender that where fat is deposited around the body. In men, fat tends to congregate in the chest, abdomen and buttocks and in women it mostly gathers in the breasts, waist, hips and buttocks.
Liposuction surgery starts with a consultation because of some people are not good candidates and also not everyone get benefits from the same type of surgery. The doctor will evaluate your health both physical and psychological and verify whether your skin elasticity and fat situation makes you a proper candidate for liposuction then decide the most suitable liposuction procedure for you.
Liposuction surgery can be done in a hospital, surgeon’s office or an outpatient surgery center. Before the procedure, the doctor marks the targeted area on the body while the candidate is in standing position. Sometimes photos of the area to be treated will be taken, so the patients will have before and after photos. Then the operating room sterilize with sterilizing solution to the relevant areas.
Like most type of surgery liposuction also requires anesthesia. But the type of anesthesia is depends upon how much of the area is being treated. For small areas, doctor can use local anesthesia which insensitive only the area involved. Generally doctor administers a sedative along with the anesthesia to relax the patient. It can be either orally or via injection.
Alternately, the doctor may give an epidural to the patient who is given intravenously and blocks sensation to an entire part of the body. Doctor injects a local anesthesia as part of fluid mixture with mostly all liposuction procedures performed today.
There are two layers of subcutaneous fat one is superficial and another is deep. In liposuction surgery the doctor makes a tiny incision and inserts a small stainless steel tube called cannula into the deep layer of fat. It is safe to working on deep layer of fat instead of superficial layer of fat because there is less risk of injuring the skin. In a typical procedure, the tube or cannula pushes and pulls through the fat layer to loosen fat cells. As the tube moves, it smash up fat cells and a powerful suction pump or syringe removes the fat. The cannula makes tunnels in the fat layer that need to collapse to heal and create the new body shape. Because of swelling liposuctioned area may appear larger than before surgery. So the patient must wear tight garments after surgery to reduce swelling and bleeding and help to shrink the skin to fit new contour. Because fluid is also lost during the surgery, sometimes patients need intravenous fluids following the surgery.
You will probably have swelling, numbness, bruising and pain but it can be managed with medications and also prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection. Patient will start to feel better after 1 to 2 weeks after liposuction. Bruising and swelling generally go away within three weeks and Patient may return to work after few days of surgery. The doctor will check your improvement through follow up visits.
The new body shape will begin to come out in the first couple of weeks, though the improvement won’t become visible until about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. The practice of medicine and surgery is not a precise science, even if good results are expected. In some cases it may not be possible to achieve most favorable results with just single surgical procedure and you may need another surgery. You should maintain the loss of excess fatty tissue permanently with continued practice of healthy diet and fitness. Though significant weight gain can modify otherwise permanent result.