Liposuction, also known as liposuction or liposuction, is a cosmetology that removes stubborn fat from certain areas of the body. The chin, thighs, abdomen, hips, and arms are the most common areas of liposuction.
Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly is the right way to lose excess weight. Liposuction is usually not considered an overall weight loss method or alternative to weight loss.
If you have too much body fat in one area, but otherwise you have a stable weight, you may be a candidate for liposuction.
What does liposuction include?
Liposuction involves inserting a hollow device called a cannula under the skin that has fat pockets. Then attach the cannula to a high pressure vacuum to suck out excess fat. .. This surgical procedure is usually not considered an overall weight loss method and is limited to aesthetic and contour purposes only. This method is not a cure for obesity.
How much fat can I get rid of during liposuction?
The fat or adipose tissue of the human body is mainly distributed in two compartments. One is under the skin and the other surrounds internal organs such as the liver and heart. Liposuction aims to remove the fat that accumulates under the skin. The amount of fat that can be removed depends on its appearance and amount. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, the aesthetic changes caused by liposuction are permanent.
Liposuction is usually used to remove excess fat from certain areas of the body that have not responded to traditional weight loss measures. Some of these areas are:
● Upper arm
Liposuction is especially useful in the process of breast reduction and in the treatment of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition of a man whose breast tissue is enlarged or swollen.
After undergoing liposuction, the skin is usually shaped into a new shape at the treatment site. Smoothness depends on the elasticity of the skin. If your skin is elastic, it may look smooth. If the skin is not elastic, it may appear sagging. However, liposuction does not remove cellulite, pits, or stretch marks.
Liposuction is ideal for people with healthy and healthy skin. Recommended for those over 18 years old. People with poor blood circulation, coronary artery disease, weakened immunity, and diabetics should not perform this procedure.
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Does Liposuction Help Treat Other Conditions?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery, but it can also be used to treat certain conditions. Some of them are:
● Lymphedema is a long-term, recurrent symptom in which excess water, called lymph, accumulates in tissues, especially in the arms and legs. This condition can cause swelling, pain and discomfort. Liposuction removes this excess water and gives the patient peace of mind.
● Gynecomastia is a symptom of men whose breasts enlarge due to the accumulation of fat. Liposuction here helps to get rid of excess fat for aesthetic purposes.
● Lipodystrophy syndrome is characterized by uneven distribution and accumulation of fat in the human body, resulting in a distorted appearance. Liposuction can provide the patient with a more natural-looking body fat distribution.
● Lipomas are benign tumors made of fat. These tumors can occur on any part of the body and can be easily removed by liposuction.
What are the complications associated with liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery and is often considered minor, but involves the use of anesthesia and surgical instruments. Therefore, the risk of complications cannot be avoided. Complications depend on the scope of the procedure. Listed below are some complications that can be caused by liposuction.
● Side effects on anesthesia.
● Excessive bleeding
● Uneven fat removal, imbalanced healing, and reduced skin elasticity can cause skin irregularities such as bumps, wavy, or wilted skin. Cannulas inserted inside the skin can also give the skin a permanent, speckled appearance.
● Inflammation due to accumulation of subcutaneous water (seroma)
● Blood clots may form in the veins, causing further swelling and scarring.
● The part that has been liposuctioned may be permanently paralyzed.
● Infections are sometimes life-threatening and can occur on the skin.
● Internal punctures can occur if the cannula used during liposuction penetrates too deeply into the target area and damages internal organs.
● Fat embolism can occur, and loose blood vessels can trap fat pieces and carry them to the lungs and brain. This condition requires immediate medical attention.
● Fluctuations in water levels due to continuous injections and inhalation can cause life-threatening kidney, heart, and lung problems.
● Allergic reactions to drugs or materials used during the procedure may occur.
● Skin burns due to the movement of the cannula may occur.
What happens with liposuction?
- Before the procedure:
This involves marking specific areas and preparing the body for the previous steps. Doctors may even take pictures of the area to compare the results. Depending on the goal of treatment, area, and history of liposuction, doctors will suggest specific techniques or procedures for liposuction. The most prominent of them are:
● Swelling liposuction is the most common liposuction procedure. In this procedure, a sterile solution containing a mixture of salt water is injected under the skin in the target area. Lidocaine, anesthetics, and vasoconstrictors are also given to this area. This mixture causes swelling in the area. Then make a small cut in the skin to insert the cannula. The cannula is then attached to a suction pump that removes fat and fluid from that area.
● Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL) uses high-intensity laser light that helps break down fat. Here, a laser fiber is inserted into the skin through a small incision. This laser breaks down fat deposits and removes them by a cannula.
● Power Assist Liposuction (PAL) uses a vibrating cannula to easily and accurately remove fat. This technique is less painful than other techniques.
● Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is also known as ultrasonic liposuction. This procedure uses an ultrasonically energized cannula to dissolve fat cells as soon as they come into contact. Therefore, it makes it easier to absorb fat. This method is best for areas of fibrosis or areas where liposuction has previously taken place.
The procedure itself can last up to several hours, depending on the degree of fat removal. During the surgical procedure, the patient is given anesthesia and sedatives. The patient’s heart rate and vitals can also be monitored to facilitate a smooth procedure.
It is important to prepare your body for this procedure. Here are some points to follow:
● Patients taking anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant drugs should stop taking them at least 2 weeks before surgery.
● Patients with anemia should take iron supplements.
- Recovery period:
Pain, swelling, and bruising are normal and are expected after surgery. Painkillers and antibiotics are usually prescribed after this procedure. Avoid tight clothing during the recovery period.
Depending on the degree of fat removal, it usually takes days or weeks to resume normal activity.
What are the results of liposuction?
Liposuction results are only displayed after the swelling has subsided. This usually takes about 4 weeks. In extreme cases, it can take months for the inflammation to subside. After the area has recovered, it should appear lean and lean. Changes are permanent only if a healthy weight is maintained.
A good candidate for liposuction will have no realistic expectations, health, and underlying medical condition. Liposuction helps provide substantive results, but absolutely perfect results are a rare finding.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Need to come back for a follow-up visit?
Generally, you do not need to make multiple follow-up visits. However, if you continue to have harmful symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
- Can I exercise after liposuction?
Yes. All normal activity can be resumed after full recovery. After liposuction, regular exercise is recommended to prevent fat.
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