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Liposuction & Body Contouring Suction-assisted lipectomy- also known as liposuction, fat suction, or suction lipectomy is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing localized fat that doesn't respond to dieting and exercise.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction can enhance your appearance and body image. The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. Large areas of body can be covered in single sitting. Most important, having firm, elastic skin will result in a better final contour. Women most often have liposuction performed on their hips, thighs and stomach. For men, the most popular sites are under the chin and around the waist.

Planning your surgery?

In your initial consultation, we will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and carefully assess your skin tone. You will be explained of any alternative body-contouring methods that may be appropriate-such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck- and discuss the options or the combination of procedure that would be best for you.

Preparing for your surgery?

If your procedure is not too extensive, liposuction can be performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You'll be awake but relaxed, and will feel minimal discomfort. If we plan to suction a large area, or to treat several sites, you'll probably have general anaesthesia. In that case, you'll sleep through the operation.

The surgery?

Suction-assisted lipectomy usually takes an hour or two, but the time required may vary considerably from thirty minutes to several hours, depending on the amount of work required on your body.

To begin the procedure, we make a small incision, just large enough to allow the insertion of a hollow tube called a cannula. The opposite end of the cannula is attached to a machine that creates a strong vacuum. We manipulate the cannula deep within the fat layers under the skin, breaking up the fat and suctioning it out. Sometimes additional incisions are needed to remove all areas of fat.

When will I get back to normal?

The patient is mobilized and made to walk around as soon as possible, but more strenuous activity is avoided for two to four weeks. The stitches will be removed in five to ten days or dissolve, and you should be back at work 2-3 days, or as much as a week after your surgery. When you resume activity depends on the extent of your procedure.

Types of Liposuction Available:

Manual Liposuction

In Manual liposuction the doctor manually pushes the tube in to the patient going up to 10 inches at time, breaking up fatty deposits and then extracting them with a vacuum suction liposuction machine. In this process the fat is broken up and thus deduce down the body. Manually liposuction has been very much in use since a long time and many people have benefitted heavily through it.

Laser Liposuction

This very different liposuction technique than traditional liposuction has been seen quite an upsurge in the recent times. Laser liposuction is an option that delivers a wave of laser light to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin over subsequent months. Laser-assisted liposuction heats the skin from the bottom-most internal layer up to create a tightening effect. This type of liposuction usually generate splendid results over a period of time.

Power Assisted Liposuction

This very unique and painless procedure of liposuction procedure would make getting the body-slimming procedure a very less weighty matter. Using a power-assisted cannula, or tube, that moves back and forth up to 5,000 times a minute, fat can be sucked. The results show the power-boosted cannula removes 30% more fat than the traditional manual one. The technique is considered particularly valuable in difficult-to-reach areas, including the breasts, inner thighs, and around the bellybutton. Power assisted liposuction is one of the best procedures to reduce the fat in easiest way.

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser or Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance is the trade name for an ultrasound-assisted liposuction system. During Vaser liposuction procedure, fatty tissues are extracted from your body by using sound waves. These sound waves emulsify targeted fat cells. The sound energy gets transmitted through small probes. These sound waves enter the holes and vibrate rapidly to produce ultrasound energy. This energy that penetrates inside your body breaks the cellular membrane and discharges the lipid content. Vaser liposuction has the advantages of lower blood loss & improved skin retraction.

Injection Lipolysis

This procedure is used to reduce fatty deposits in particular areas of the body.

In this technique a substance phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is directly injected into the undesired fat deposits. This melts the fat deposits, which is then eliminated by the body.

Lipolysis is not considered as a normal method of weight reduction and is not meant for people who are grossly obese. This technique is useful for effectively reducing fat deposits which are resistant to diet and exercise.

Areas of the body in which this treatment may be used are double chin, fat on the thighs, belly and upper arms. This also achieves good results on cellulite. The number of treatments differs from person to person, depending upon body region and body size.