Liposuction has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures all over the world. Evolution of liposuction has seen refinements in technique and improvement of patient safety related standards of care.
Liposuction relies on an awareness of 3D anatomy of fat layers. Subcutaneous fat is divided into superficial, intermediate and deep.The majority of liposuction should be performed on the middle or deeper adipose layer. In fact, it is the preservation of the superficial adipose layer that is crucial in preventing skin irregularities including dimpling, waviness, hyperpigmentation, burns, and contour irregularities.
A variety of techniques have been described:
- Suction-assisted liposuction: It removes fat cells other tissues through mechanical avulsion
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: It is performed in 3 stages :tumescent anaesthesia infiltration , UAL treatment to emulsify fat from deep to superficial layers and aspiration through suction cannula.It is of advantage in patients with saggy skin, fibrous areas and secondary surgeries.
- Power-assisted liposuction : It uses the reciprocating motion of the tip of the cannula to facilitate fat removal. It is advantageous in large volume liposuction as it reduces operator fatigue drastically.
- Laser assisted liposuction: It uses laser energy to liquefy the fat which is then aspirated via suction cannulas. The liquefying process is a bit more time consuming than other methods.
Grading of Lipodystrophy/Fat excess
Type 1: Localized lipodystrophy
Younger patients with good skin tone and minimal skin irregularities.
Type 2: Generalized lipodystrophy
Slightly diminished skin tone with some skin irregularities and circumferential lipodystrophy throughout their trunk and extremities.
Type 3: Skin redundancy and lipodystrophy
Patients displaying significant skin redundancy that would be more amenable to excisional surgical techniques to improve shape and contour. Liposuction is used as an adjunct for optimal result.
Are you the right candidate?
Liposuction is performed in healthy patients who maintain realistic goals and expectations. If you are willing to bring long-term life style changes involving a healthy diet and regular exercise, then you will experience the best results which will be long lasting.
If you are suffering from lipoedema, liposuction is the treatment of choice for you.
It is contraindicated in pregnant or patients suffering from poor general medical health.
Patients with morbid obesity and cardiopulmonary disease are excluded to undergo liposuction.
Which body parts can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction can be performed for your double chin, reduction of your breast size, arms, back, tummy/abdomen, love handles/flanks, buttocks, thighs and legs.
Process at Bliniq
You are required to visit the clinic for a face to face consultation with Dr Ashwani Kumar. You can discuss about various issues or doubts about the surgery. The body areas you want to be treated will be examined and a plan of action, number of sittings required will be discussed with you.
You will be required to undergo a few blood tests and imaging investigations to assess your fitness.
You are called fasting on the day of surgery. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia. The duration of surgery depends on areas being treated. You will be kept under observation for 6 hours after surgery and then you will be discharged wearing a compression garment.
Follow up visits
Your dressing will be changed.
Sutures will be removed
For assessing your progress and discussing any issues you are facing.
Assessment of your final results
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How much weight loss will occur after the surgery ?
A1. We expect a 10 percent body weight decrease after your full body liposuction surgery.
Q2. When will I see my final results?
A2. Your final results will be visible 3 months after the procedure.
Q3. When can I join back work/college?
A3. You need to take 7 days off from work before you are fit to join back work.
Q4. When can I take a flight after the surgery?
A4. You can travel on the 3rd day after surgery.
Q5. When can I start my exercises?
A5. You can Join back gym after 4 weeks.
Q6. The compression garment has to be worn for what duration of time?
A6. Compression garment has to be worn for 8weeks after the surgery.