Also known as lipoplasty, Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits , lack of weight control or fitness.
Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves, and ankles.
The body areas treated by Liposuction Surgery are different for men and women.
The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, breasts, hips(saddlebag), outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, cheeks and neck.
In men, who comprise about 15% to 25% of liposuction patients, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks ("love-handles"), and breasts.
The "Art of Liposuction"
Liposuction is a medium of artistic expression that displays itself in
(1) a practical application of scientific knowledge,
(2) the production of what is beautiful,
(3) a perfection of workmanship,
(4) a perpetual quest for improvement in technique, and
(5) a skill attained through clinical experience, and above all
(6) making people feel happy about what they see in the mirror.
Age of the patient is an important factor in the success of liposuction. Some of the happiest patients are women who are less than 50 years of age.
Anterior Thighs Liposuction
On the anterior thighs, optimally smooth results are more important than maximal volume reduction
Tumescent liposuction of the arms using microcannulas provides excellent cosmetic results. The arms are one of the areas that consistently yield the highest level of patient satisfaction and happiness.
The pendulous drooping flap of the skin hanging from a fat arm when it is held in a horizontal position can be eliminated by tumescent liposuction using microcannulas. By doing liposuction almost around the entire arm, the weight of fat on the skin is eliminated and normal skin elasticity results in a dramatic improvement.
Anterior Axillary Fat Pads
These are located on the chest just in front of the arm-pit. These fat pads become more prominent with age and with increasing degrees of obesity. A tightly fitting bra causes the fat pads to bulge unattractively above the bra.
Posterior Axillary Fat Pads
These are located just behind the arm-pit on the side of the back. In some women, these fat pads can be a cosmetic problem. It is often convenient to do liposuction of the posterior axillary fat pads at the same time as liposuction of the arms. The absorptive pads are best held in place with a torso compression garment.
The use of microcannulas permits a relatively aggressive approach to liposuction of the arms, while minimizing the risks of aesthetically displeasing irregularities of the skin. Multiple small incisions (1.0 mm and 1.5 mm ) give access to the entire circumference of the arm but always disappear quickly in light-skin patients.
Female Back Liposuction
Liposuction of the female back can produce dramatic improvements. Tumescent liposuction with microcannulas can remove this unsightly localized "bra-fat" and provide dramatic aesthetic improvement.
Female Breast Liposuction - Breast Reduction Surgery
Tumescent liposuction of the female breast totally by local anesthesia can produce both a significant breast reduction and a moderate but gratifying breast lift.
Face and Neck Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is the safest and usually the most effective technique for removing fat from the chin, cheeks and jowls. Liposuction involves fewer complications, fewer scars, avoids the dangers of general anesthesia, has a more rapid recovery and typically gives a more natural appearance compared to a facelift.
Male Flanks Liposuction - Removing Love Handles
The male flanks, also known as love-handles, are located just above the crest of the hip bone. In the female the identical anatomic area is called the waist.
Inner Thigh Liposuction
The inner thigh area is a common area of concern among women who seek liposuction. Inner thigh liposuction can significantly improve the silhouette of the thigh and reduce the rubbing together of the inner thighs. Ideally, there should be no significant lumpiness or irregularity of shape, and no visible evidence of a surgical procedure.
Outer Thighs Liposuction
Fat on female thighs and hips is largely determined by inherited genetics, and it is often resistant to exercise and dieting. For many women, liposuction of the thighs means they will look better in their clothes, and they no longer need to feel self-conscious when wearing a bathing suit.
Recovery after liposuction
Most of the patient walk out of the hospital the very same day.they can start doing their normal household chores in 2-3 days. They can have a shower from the 3rd day onwards. Pressure garments are given to wear from the 3rd and then continued for 6 weeks. The oedema,bruises etc may take even up to 6 weeks for complete disappearance.