Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or lipectomy, refers to a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body. The more common areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms, where traditional exercise methods may not remove these unwanted fats in a timely fashion.
In our modern work lifestyle where people hardly have time to exercise, liposuction is fast catching on as a way to remove unwanted fats fast.
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The most natural way to lose unwanted fats is of course by dieting and exercising. However, these can take months of disciplined living. For those who cannot afford the time or discipline, they resort to liposuction surgery. However, not all candidates are good for this procedure as it brings about it’s own risk.
Liposuction Techniques and methods
This method will be done using tubes and under local anesthesia. Targeting the part of the body where unwanted fats is to be removed, a tube will be inserted into the area. Next, a large amount of an anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the fatty tissue before traditional liposuction is done.
Ultrasonic liposuction (non-surgical and non-invasive)
Ultrasonic fat reduction is fast gaining popularity as it is a non-invasion treatment. Because of this, there is no recovery time, no side effects and no pain as well. This procedure makes use of ultrasound waves which are transmitted with an ultrasound probe into the fat layer of the skin, stimulating lipolysis of fat cells. This causes triglycerides to be released from fat cells. These fats are then expelled from the body naturally. Less fats in the body results in visible inch loss at the treated area.
Laser fat reduction (non-surgical and non-invasive)
Laser fat reduction method uses low doses of light laser therapy to target parts of the body which do not respond to normal diet and exercise. As low levels of laser energy disrupt the fat cell membranes, this releases intra-cellular fat from the body. Best results from this procedure is usually achieved over a course of many treatments for the same body part. Intense exercise after treatment will further accelerate the breakdown and removal of fat from the area.The good thing about this treatment is that it does not affect the skin, blood vessels and nerves around it.
What to expect after the procedure
After liposuction, the area of the body that was treated is firmly wrapped to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. Elastic bandages and tape, support hose (such as those used to treat varicose veins, a special girdle, or another type of firm-fitting garment) may be used, depending on which part of the body was treated. You may have to wear the compression garment or wrap for 3 to 4 weeks.
Most people are able to get up and move around immediately after the procedure, and one can return to work usually in a few days.
Purpose of this procedure
The purpose of liposuction is to reshape a body part and not to reduce body weight. This procedure is often used if they body does not respond to dieting and exercise. For ladies, these areas are usually the outer thighs and hips, while for men it is usually the waist and back.
Liposuction is usually done in combination with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and face lift.
One thing to note is that this procedure will not get rid of cellulite and also stretch marks, and more importantly it is not used to treat obesity.
Side effects of Liposuction
Common side effects of liposuction include:
- Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in and around the treated areas.
- Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites where the cannulas were inserted.
- Baggy or rippling skin. The skin will usually tighten and retract after a few months. However in some people the skin may remain somewhat loose.
Less common side effects include:
- Color changes in the skin.
- Uneven skin surface over the treated area.
- Damage done to the nerves and skin. The heat generated during ultrasound-assisted liposuction may burn the skin or damage the tissue under the skin.
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