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Liposuction - Facts You Might Not Know!

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MBBS, MS, MCH-Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi  •  19years experience
Liposuction - Facts You Might Not Know!

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure which is performed on the people who want to get rid of hardened fat from bellies, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Apart from these parts of the body, Liposuction is performed on the face and neck along with breast lifting, lip augmentation, and other facial procedures as well.

Eligible of Liposuction?

If a person is looking for removing cellulite from the body, then Liposuction is not appropriate. It does not remove cellulite; it only eliminates fat from the body. To successfully complete Liposuction, one should have the ideal weight and skin. Doctors prescribe that a person should have at least 30% excess weight and medically appropriate skin elasticity for the procedure.

Liposuction and Expectations

Visit a cosmetic surgeon for Liposuction. He will ask a few questions about health history, medication, and existing diseases if any. This is to ensure that the body is ready for the procedure. In order to perform surgery, a person should make sure that the surgery centre is legitimate and accredited.

Before undergoing the surgery, the doctor will numb the areas for Liposuction. After numbing the areas, they will mark the fat areas which need Liposuction. They will make sure that the skin elasticity in that area is as per the reports. In Liposuction surgery, the fat is eliminated with the help of an instrument called a cannula. This instrument is inserted in the skin with high pressure. Generally, Liposuction patients are discharged on the same day. But it is essential that one should rest and avoid vigorous activities, especially driving.

After Surgery

Liposuction surgery is a small surgery where fat is extracted from the body of the patients. Although patients are fit to walk and sit, the doctors suggest five days’ rest. Also, they ask the patient to not to overstress themselves. Furthermore, physical activities are restricted. Doctors give compression belts and garments to the patients that should be worn by the patients for two weeks. Meanwhile, patients should refrain from gym exercises. They will prescribe medication and some tips to maintain weight after the procedure.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is generally performed for cosmetic purposes, however, sometimes it can be used to treat other conditions as well. Some of them are:

● Lymphedema: This is a chronic condition in which the excess fluid collects in the tissue that leads to swelling or edema. This generally occurs in the legs or arms. Liposuction is done to reduce discomfort, swelling, and pain in this condition.
Gynecomastia: It is a condition in which the fat collects under the breasts of men. This condition can also be reduced with the help of Liposuction.
● Lipodystrophy Syndrome: It is a problem in which the fat collects in one part of the body while lose in another part. With the help of Liposuction, one can improve his/her appearance by balancing the fat distribution throughout the body.


Though the process is beneficial for many problems, it is always advisable to consult an experienced doctor before going for the treatment.

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