Liposuction or Lipoplasty
First of all, Liposuction is not an overall weight-loss method, it is not a treatment for obesity. Generally patients who undertake this treatment have a steady body weight, but would like to remove unwanted deposits of body fat in explicit parts of their body. The aim of this aesthetic surgery is to change and enhance the contour of the body. It does not remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The quantity of fat that can be safely removed is limited. Always keep in mind that if you do not have a healthy lifestyle after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow bigger.
There are a number of possible risks, including infection, numbness, and scarring. If too much fat is removed, there may be unevenness or dimples in the skin. The surgical risks are related to the amount of fat removed.
The treatment should only be carried out after a lot of thought. Results are never dramatic; they are elusive. The following body areas are commonly targeted for liposuction treatment:
- Inner knees
- Flanks (love handles)
- Neckline and the area under the chin
- Thighs – saddlebags (outer thighs), and inner thighs
- Upper arms
The best candidates are those who have good skin tone and elasticity, where the skin molds itself into new contours. People whose skin lacks elasticity may end up with loose-looking skin in areas where the procedure was done.
The procedure does not require an overnight hospital stay unless a large volume of fat is being removed. In some cases local anesthesia is used. You may be given a sedative to help you relax. If a large area or volume of fat is being treated, general anesthesia will be used.
People who are generally not good candidates for this operation are:
- Women who are pregnant or nursing
- Individuals with health problems that could interfere with their healing
- People who are taking blood-thinning medications, unless they are able to discontinue use of these medications in the weeks leading up to and following surgery
- People who are allergic to lidocaine, which is used in the procedure.
Different kind of Liposuction include:
- Classic Lipo: Classic Lipo is the standard method of liposuction. In this approach, a small cannula (like a straw) is inserted through a small incision. It is attached to a vacuum device.
- Slim Lipo: Slim Lipo lasers melt the fat cells before they are removed, reducing the discomfort and swelling associated with the traditional technique. Some patients can even go to work the day after the procedure.
- Vaser Lipo: Vaser Lipo Selection is a form of lipo that uses ultrasonic energy in a deliberate controlled fashion to assist the surgeon in the selective removal of fat in body contouring surgery.