Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction surgery is also known as Lipoplasty or suction-assisted Lipectomy is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat from the body area to reshape and look slimmer. Liposuction is neither treatment of obesity nor substitution of diet modification and exercise. After proper diet modification and exercise, residual fat can be removed by liposuction. Liposuction is not a weight reduction surgery. The most common body area include abdomen, thigh, buttock, hip, calf, chin, neck, breast, and upper arm region. There are various techniques for liposuction which depend on patient anatomy and surgeon preference. In every technique, fat cells are broken and removed by cannula with the help of vacuum and suction. Various technique include –

 

1. Suction assisted liposuction
2. Tumescent technique
3. Power-assisted liposuction
4. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction
5. VASER Liposuction
6. LASER liposuction

After liposuction patient must be on diet modification and exercise to obtain long-lasting results.

 

KEY POINT –

Anaesthesia – General or Local with Sedation

Incision – tiny incision in natural skin fold

Duration of surgery – 1 to 3 hour

Discharge from the hospital – same day

Stitches – 5thpost operative day

Scar – well-hidden inconspicuous scar

Return to work – 3-5 day

Aftercare – compression garments for 6 week

Complication – Minimal but include are Bruising, Change in skin sensation that may persist, Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs, Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, Fluid accumulation, Infection, Irregular contours or asymmetries, Persistent swelling, Poor wound healing, Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite, Swelling