What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is designed to remove localized deposits of excess fat anywhere
on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. A small tube
called a cannula is connected to a gentle vacuum machine. This is
then inserted into the fatty tissue through tiny incisions placed in inconspicuous
locations on the skin. The physician gently moves the cannula around
under the skin, removing the unwanted fat. The result is a reshaping
of fatty areas into more attractive contours.
How is the area anaesthetized?
The tumescent technique involves injection beneath the skin of large volumes
of a saline solution mixed with local anaesthetic and adrenaline, a naturally
occurring hormone that shrinks blood vessels. The solution anaesthetizes
the area, ensuring a pain-free procedure. The fluid also expands
the fat, pushing it farther away from the nerves and blood vessels, so
there is less chance of damage.
What is ultrasonic liposuction?
Ultrasonic liposuction involves the use of high frequency sound waves
to liquefy the fat cells under the skin, thereby allowing the fat to be
gently aspirated away. These sound waves act primarily on the fat
cells and really have no effect on the other tissues. Ultrasonic
liposuction has the advantage of minimizing pain, bleeding, bruising,
and swelling after the procedure. With Ultrasonic liposuction, we
can achieve smoother results, remove difficult fibrous fatty deposits
and improve your recovery time.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
There are no definite weight or age restrictions for ultrasonic liposuction.
We usually achieve the most dramatic results with people who have localized
areas of protruding fat. Patients who are within thirty pounds of
their ideal weight and have been stable at that weight can also benefit
from ultrasonic liposuction. Good skin elasticity permits the skin
to shrink easily to the newly reduced contour. The most frequently
treated areas are the outer thighs, followed by stomach, hips, knees,
lower leg, cheeks, and double chins. In men, the flank area or love
handles are treated most frequently, followed by abdomen and neckline.
What will the recovery be like?
You will have one or two small stitches to close the tiny incisions, and
will wear a snug compression garment over the treated area for one to
three weeks. You will go home after the procedure and be able to
perform light activities, such as walking and resume more vigorous exercise
after 1-2 weeks.
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