Liposuction is a surgical procedure aimed at removal of fat from your body. Though you can lose some weight this is not primarily intended at weight reduction and it is not a bariatric surgery.
Patients with following problems are good candidates for this procedure.
It helps to get rid of excess of fat from localized areas like abdomen, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, back, arms and neck.
Liposuction is equally effective in both men and women.
Improves the contours
Can be done in post bariatric patients who want body contouring.
Can be done in combination with abdominoplasty.
The procedure can be done in OPD basis under local anesthesia for small areas, or else regional or general anesthesia where patient needs to get admitted on the day of the procedure and can be discharged on the same day evening or on the next day.
The basic technique of liposuction involves the removal of fat via a hollow metal tube (cannula) that is passed through the fatty tissue. One of the most common types of liposuction involves the aspiration of fat by attaching a pump that generates a vacuum. This is known as suction assisted lipoplasty (SAL). In addition, a motor may be used on the cannula that causes the cannula to vacillate back and forth thus performing much of the “work” of liposuction known as power assisted liposuction (PAL). In tumescent liposuction, local anesthetic and other medications are injected into the fatty layer before suctioning excess fat.
Risks & Complications
The subject of risks and potential complications of surgery is best discussed on a personal basis between you and your plastic surgeon. Some of the potential complications that may be discussed with you include bleeding, infection, changes in sensation, scarring, allergic reactions and damage to underlying structures.