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Calf Liposuction Tips

When Should You Consider Liposuction?

Dr. Sunil Arora 90% (79 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Jaipur
When Should You Consider Liposuction?

Sometimes, even a strict diet and strenuous exercise doesn't give you the body shape you dream of. In such cases, liposuction can be the answer to the problem of excess fat you are facing. Liposuction is a surgical procedure of removing stubborn fat bulges from the body. Age is not a major consideration with liposuction as long as your skin is firm and elastic. Else, your skin may begin to sag in places where the fat has been removed. It is important to note that liposuction does not remove cellulite but only removes fat. Thus, for people with cellulite, liposuction may not give them the results they desire. 

If you're thinking of undergoing liposuction, do not expect the procedure to give you a supermodel's figure. Be realistic in your expectations. Here are a few other things to keep in mind. 

  1. Liposuction does not show instant results: Recovery from a liposuction surgery is quick and you may be back to your normal routine within a few weeks. However, the treated area may still look swollen. This can take two to three months to subside. Hence work backwards and time your surgery with regard to major life events.
  2. The results are long lasting: Undergoing liposuction surgery does not mean that you will not be overweight again, but it means that fat will not collect in the areas that have been treated. If you do gain weight, the fat will be redistributed to other areas. 
  3. Smoking and alcohol must be avoided: Smoking and alcohol both inhibit healing. It also increases your risk of complications during the surgery. Stop drinking and smoking at least three weeks prior to your surgery, and avoid it until your body has healed completely. 
  4. Can be beneficial for many parts of the body: Liposuction can be performed on many areas of the body. The thighs, abdomen, breasts and buttocks are common areas where this surgery is performed. Other areas are the back, face and neck. 

Like any other surgery, liposuction has its risks. While some risks are very rare, others can be quite common. Here are three minor risks that you should be aware of.

  1. Excessive liposuction: Removing too much fat can leave your skin looking unnatural and uneven. 
  2. Skin discoloration: When making an incision for liposuction, the skin cells in the area may rupture and release melanin into the surrounding area. This can cause prolonged hyper pigmentation that can take 4-6 months to heal. Patients with a dark skin tone have a higher risk of hyper pigmentation. 
  3. Swelling and bruising: When liposuction is performed on the lower part of the body, swelling and bruising are common side effects. This usually disappears within 2-3 days. Choosing open drainage vs. placing sutures on the incision sites can reduce the chances of this happening. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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All About Liposuction!

Dr. Ajaya Kashyap 90% (650 ratings)
American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
All About Liposuction!

Liposuction can be defined as a surgery, which uses the suction technique to pull out bodily fat from various parts. It is more commonly used for certain body parts like the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck and the surgery is performed on both men and women. 

However, there are certain facts on Liposuction you need to know about: 

  1. Liposuction gives you better skin: It is proven that after a Liposuction surgery, the skin becomes more elastic, smooth and adjusts automatically to its new shape. 
  2. The Process Of Liposuction: Liposuction surgery techniques involve ultrasound and laser for breaking down fatty substances and ultimately removing them. 
  3. Time taken for the results of Liposuction to  show: After a Liposuction surgery, you may not see the results immediately. Compression garments and/or elastic garments are used to get your affected body part to adapt to its new shape. 
  4. The Side Effects Of Liposuction: A Liposuction surgery is mostly safe but in some cases it might just have certain side effects. The most common side effects are: temporary fluid accumulations, short-lived numbness, kidney and heart problems, internal organ damage/puncture, skin irregularities, etc. 

Now that you know how it works, there are some factors that you need to keep in mind before going for a liposuction surgery. They are: 

  1. Checking Your Medical History: The operating doctor should carefully review your medical history before even thinking to start the surgery. This helps to disclose a lot of medical conditions related to the patient that minimize the side effects. 
  2. Checking Your Family's Medical History: The health records of your family should also be reviewed to check for genetic conditions and allergies that might be common amongst the family members. 

    In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4013 people found this helpful

Do You Need Liposuction?

Dr. Yv Rao 88% (333 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
Do You Need Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure of removing stubborn fat bulges from the body. Age is not a major consideration with liposuction as long as your skin is firm and elastic. Else, your skin may begin to sag in places from where the fat has been removed.

Liposuction surgery techniques involve ultrasound and laser for breaking down fatty substances and ultimately removing them. After a liposuction surgery, you may not see the results immediately. Compression garments and/or elastic garments are used to get your affected body part to adapt to its new shape.

When should you opt for the procedure:

  1. You are putting your best efforts to gain a contoured body: If you are doing regular work out and stay very much focused on achieving a stunning contoured body or in other words, visually chiseled abs and arms, but still fat doesn't go away then liposuction surgery can help you achieve a complete body contouring you so wish for.
  2. Despite exercising and eating healthy, you are unable to shed stubborn fat: It is quite natural to lose weight after exercising and eating healthy. But even if you manage to attain a leaner and fit body, some fatty deposits are often left behind. So when your daily efforts prove insufficient and you see no striking change, then it is quite likely that you should go for liposuction which will help you eliminate excess fat from some specific parts of your body.
  3. Even though you are happy with your body shape, it seems you have a double chin: If it appears that you have a double chin despite having optimum weight, you are perhaps putting up with fat under your chin and possibly around your neck which you are unable to address on your own. Liposuction, therefore, can help you get rid of these fat deposits for a smoother and youthful appearance that complements the rest of your body.
  4. You are embarrassed by your body shape due to bulging or sagging body areas: If your body appearance makes you feel embarrassed because of sagging body areas you cannot address, then liposuction can easily help give you back your self-confidence. If a smoother and fit body shape can help you improve your social and personal life, then this can be the cosmetic procedure that makes your life turn around.
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Liposuction

Dr. Ravindra Dargainya 86% (46 ratings)
MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Liposuction

Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits.

In recent years, improved techniques have made liposuction safer, easier, and less painful. These newer techniques include:

Tumescent liposuction. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area of your body where the tube will be inserted.

Ultrasound assisted liposuction. This technique uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat, which makes it easier to remove. This technique may be particularly helpful in removing fat from the neck, upper abdomen, sides, and back.

Laser-assisted liposuction. This technique uses low-energy waves to liquefy the fat, which is removed through a small cannula.

Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient  procedure in a properly equipped doctor's office, ambulatory surgery center, or hospital. In general, it does not require an overnight hospital stay unless a large volume of fat is being removed. Local anesthesia is used in some cases. And you may or may not be given a sedative to help you relax. If a large area or volume of fat is being treated, general anesthesia or deep sedation with a local anesthetic may be used.

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Liposuction

Dr. Santosh Bhatia 88% (11 ratings)
M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Liposuction

Also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery

Liposuction surgery sculpts your body, eliminating unwanted pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures.

When to consider liposuction

  • If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are disproportionate with the rest of your body.
  • If you would like more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body.
  • If your skin elasticity is good 

Doctor performs the state of the art vaser 4d liposuction to etch your body into a bikini ready one.

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What You Need To Know About Liposuction?

Dr. Ashit Gupta 87% (89 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
What You Need To Know About Liposuction?

Liposuction removes fat through suction from abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. It is a surgical procedure. Liposuction is also called as body contouring as it shapes the body contour. It is also known as lipoplasty. Liposuction is not a program for weight loss. An overweight person can reduce weight best by exercise and diet and bariatric procedures.

Reasons for liposuction
Liposuction is done to remove excess body fat in areas, which are ineffective to exercise or diet. These include fat in areas of buttocks, abdomen, ankles and calves, back and chest, arms, thighs and hips, breast and neck. With weight gain here is an increase in the volume and size of the fat cells.

This can be reduced by liposuction, which reduces the specific area of the fat cells. Also, the fat to be removed usually depends on the area of the fat cells. The results of liposuction are permanent and change only if the weight changes.

Post liposuction, skin that is treated moulds into the newly developed contours and appears smooth in case of toned skin and elasticity. To undergo liposuction one must have a healthy lifestyle and devoid of conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and compromised immune system.

Risks of liposuction
Risks involved with liposuction are:
1. Temporary fluid accumulation may happen due to the formation of temporary pockets called as seromas in the skin
2. Temporary numbness can be felt in the area where liposuction has been performed. Sometimes irritation of the temporary nerve might also occur.
3. Temporary bruising and hardness may occur. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon.

2598 people found this helpful

Liposuction - How It Is Done?

Dr. Ashish Khare 88% (10 ratings)
MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship Reconstructive Microsurgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
Liposuction - How It Is Done?

Laser liposuction is the process of removal of excessive fatty tissue from the body through the use of laser light. This can be done both as treatment and cosmetic procedures. 

Liposuction is gaining popularity because of the following reasons

  1. With changing food habits, more and more processed foods have found their way onto our plates. All this has led to increased fat in the diet and increased the incidence of obesity. The age of onset of obesity is also reduced drastically.
  2. This problem is compounded by reduced physical activity, promoting further fat accumulation.
  3. Added to this is another dimension where ‘thin is in.’ So there is a change in the definition of ‘fat’ and people want to look thin and sculpted

How it is done?

  1. The first step is to identify if the person is a candidate for this procedure
  2. Laser lipo can be done in cases of moderate to severe obesity and in people with skin laxity
  3. The abdomen, thighs, male breasts, back, and arms are all feasible areas for liposuction
  4. The patient and surgeon should have realistic expectations in terms of results, risks, complications, and post-op process.
  5. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia depending on the extent of the surgery (area and amount of fat)
  6. Areas of operation are pre-marked and intensive laser light is directed at this area
  7. The laser is used in different layers of the skin with different intent
  8. In the deeper layers of the skin, the laser is directed at fat cell walls which are broken, and the fatty oils leak out, and these disrupted cells are then removed
  9. The amount of fat to be removed is already determined prior to the procedure
  10. The oil and disrupted cells are removed producing a better contour
  11. The next superficial layers of the skin contain blood vessels, which are also coagulated by the laser. This reduces the blood loss during the procedure and less bruising after the procedure
  12. When the laser is used on the more superficial layers, the heat causes the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, which are the essential skin proteins. This promotes healing and improves the skin quality after the laser lipo is done.

Alternately, in some people, only the deeper layers are acted upon and the superficial layers are left untouched. The released oils and fat fragments are allowed to be absorbed by the body. This is more useful in areas where the skin is extremely thin, like the face over head and neck areas. It may also be used where only skin tightening without too much fat removal is required.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3183 people found this helpful

Breast liposuction

Dr. Abhishek Vijayakumar 91% (2284 ratings)
MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Breast liposuction

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure which may be considered a medical need, as well as cosmetic desire. Although larger breasts are widely sought after in many societies as they are considered to be attractive and feminine, breasts which are too large and (as a result of excess weight) sagging may actually be an embarrassment to many women. Women with larger breasts turn to breast reduction surgery for relief the physical and psychological burden of oversized breasts. Since breast reduction surgery is more of a functional procedure than cosmetic, it is usually covered by health insurance when there is a medical necessary reason to move forth with the procedure.

Excessively Large Breasts Lead to Various Health Concerns such as:

  • Back and chest pains and injury due to the excess weight placing strain on the body.

  • The excessive size and volume of the breast may even inhibit a woman’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks and partake in certain sporting activities.

  • The increased weight on the chest may have a negative impact on her posture over time.

Liposuction has become a popular and effective mechanism is assisting with breast reduction surgeries. The other mechanism is surgical removal of glandular tissue using a scalpel. The type of surgery a patient will need will depend on the nature of the excess tissue within their breasts. If it is mainly fat/softer tissue, it may be removed with liposuction.

If the tissue consists mainly of glandular breast tissue which cannot really be removed through liposuction, a surgical removal of the tissue with a scalpel may be required. Traditional breast reduction methods leave large scars, whereas liposuction can minimize this greatly. To determine the nature of the breast tissue, the surgeon will perform a thorough examination of the breast. A mammogram scan may have to be used to properly determine this.

What to Expect from Breast Liposuction

  • Liposuction of the breast is not the same procedure as a breast lift, although it may yield similar results. Due to the excess weight being alleviated from the breast, the breast will appear elevated and due to the soft fat which surrounded the firmer glandular tissue being removed, the breast may even appear firmer.

  • With liposuction, breast size can be reduced by about 50%

  • Breast liposuction will not necessarily change the shape of the breast. Patients are told to expect just a smaller version of the same breast. Women who have a low degree of ptosis before surgery are better candidates for liposuction of the breasts

  • Breastfeeding: It is possible to still be able breastfeed after breast liposuction as the procedure does not usually impact the glandular (milk-producing) tissue of the breast.

  • Less scarring, discomfort and risk involved than with excision breast reduction method

  • Women who have a low degree of ptosis will respond better to just liposuction of the breast

Liposuction - How Can It Help You?

Dr. Mansi Sanghvi 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Liposuction - How Can It Help You?

Looking good and feeling good are sometimes one and the same thing which can be achieved with good skin and a fit body. One can turn to many measures to achieve the same, including cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic surgery like liposuction is generally used to remove the excess fat in the body which cannot be treated with normal exercise or diet control measures. This surgery is conducted by a plastic surgeon. Here is everything you need to know about liposuction.

About: Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure. It removes the excess fat present in one’s body with the help of a procedure known as body contouring. This kind of contouring may be carried out in various parts of the body including the calves, knees, buttocks, hips, abdomen, upper arms, breasts and even the neck and chin area. These are the areas that generally end up accumulating excessive fat which does not go away easily. For some people, persistent diet control and exercising may help. But for severe and chronic cases, one will have to make use of measures like liposuction.

Types of Liposuction: Depending on your case as well as the individual system of the patient, one can go in for one of the various types of liposuction. The fluid injection based liposuction is the most popular and common form where a large dose of medicated solution is injected with a local anaesthesia blended into it. This helps in contracting the blood vessels so that the fat can be suctioned out. The next type is the super wet liposuction where the amount of liquid solution injected is the same as the amount of fat that has to be removed. Ultrasound assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic waves in order to transform the fat cells into liquid which can be vacuumed out later. Further, laser assisted liposuction makes use of laser pulses and beams in order to make the fat cells liquid before they are vacuumed out of the system.

The procedure: The plastic surgeon will make use of a special liposuction machine and cannulas or special instruments, so that the surgery may be carried out in a proper manner. Also, depending on the type of procedure you are going in for, you will require local or general anaesthesia. A small incision is made so that the tube may be inserted for the liquefaction process to begin. After this, the fat that has been dislodged will be vacuumed away through the same suction tube. Small drainage tubes will be inserted to remove blood and fluid from the deflated areas and in some rare cases, blood transfusion or fluid replacement may also be required. High blood pressure and cardiovascular cases should not use this option. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Facts You Must Know about Liposuction!

Dr. Rajan Tandon 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Kolkata
Facts You Must Know about Liposuction!

Liposuction- facts and factors you must know about

Liposuction can be defined as a surgery, which uses the suction technique to pull out bodily fat from various parts. It is more commonly used for certain body parts like the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck and the surgery is performed on both men and women.

However, there are certain facts on liposuction you need to know about:

  • Liposuction gives you better skin

It is proven that after a liposuction surgery, the skin becomes more elastic, smooth and adjusts automatically to its new shape.

  • The process of liposuction

Liposuction surgery techniques involve ultrasound and laser for breaking down fatty substances and ultimately removing them.

  • Time taken for the results of liposuction to show

After a liposuction surgery, you may not see the results immediately. Compression garments and/or elastic garments are used to get your affected body part to adapt to its new shape.


The side effects of liposuction

A liposuction surgery is mostly safe but in some cases it might just have certain side effects. The most common side effects are: temporary fluid accumulations, short-lived numbness, kidney and heart problems, internal organ damage/puncture, skin irregularities, etc.

Now that you know how it works, there are some factors that you need to keep in mind before going for a liposuction surgery. They are:

  • Checking your medical history

The operating doctor should carefully review your medical history before even thinking to start the surgery. This helps to disclose a lot of medical conditions related to the patient that minimize the side effects.

  • Checking your family's medical history

The health records of your family should also be reviewed to check for genetic conditions and allergies that might be common amongst the family members.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

1888 people found this helpful
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