Fat Reduction

Fat reduction

What is fat reduction?

Fat reduction refers to the removal of excess adipose or fatty cells that may have accumulated in various regions of the body by surgical or non-surgical methods. Fat Reduction 1 In cosmetic surgery, there are a number of procedures that have shown outstanding results in rapid, safe and effective fat reduction restoring natural contour, shape and tone of the body.
It is common knowledge that allow fat to accumulate in the body is the precursor to a number of dangerous health conditions which may prove fatal in some cases. The lack of a healthy routine, absence of regular exercise and failure to follow a balanced diet can lead to rapid weight gain, and eventually, obesity. While it is possible to manage minor weight gain with exercise, diet plans and specialized workout routines, in some cases fat reduction with these methods becomes impossible due to reduced stamina or other conditions that develop from obesity. Obesity not only shortens the total life of patients, but it also makes them prone to a number of cardio-pulmonary and systemic diseases.
One of the most effective methods of fat reduction in cosmetic surgery that is practiced all over the world is liposuction. Liposuction not only guarantees rapid weight loss and removal of excess fat from the body, but also aids in improving the overall lifestyle of a patient.

There are three methods of liposuction that are being practiced around the world today (for more details click on links below):

–          Conventional/traditional liposuction

–          Laser assisted liposuction

–          Ultrasound assisted liposuction



What are the risks and complications of fat reduction procedures?

Similar to all other surgeries in the world, fat reduction procedures also have several potential risks and complications that patients must discuss with their surgeons prior to the surgery. All patients must ensure that their medical histories are assessed before proceeding with the procedure. Leading plastic surgeons around the world first acquire the consent of their patients as part of medical protocol.
Some of the common risks and complications that are seen before, during or after fat reduction surgeries include:

–          Scarring

–          Abnormal bleeding, or formation of hematoma

–          Accumulation of fluid within the tissues, a condition known as seroma

–          Infection at the site of incisions

–          Delayed healing of the wounds

–          Formation of blood clots

–          Deep venous thrombosis

–          Altered sensation in the region

–          Swelling at the surgical site

–          Necrosis of fatty tissues in the region of the surgery

–          Pain during and after surgery

–          Dehiscence, or separation of the wounds

–          Loss of symmetry and proportion

–          Complications relation to the cardiac and pulmonary systems

–          Irritation at the site of sutures

–          Chances of re-surgery due to unsatisfactory results

–          Loss of normal color or elasticity of the skin

–          Damage to nerves and vessels such as arteries, veins and capillaries

–          Damage to internal organs in the region of the surgery as a result of accidents or improper surgical handling and techniques.


What happens during fat reduction surgeries?

Typical liposuction procedures involve the following basic steps:

  1. Administration of Anesthesia: Anesthesia is administrated before starting the procedure in order to ensure a painless experience for the patient. Liposuction surgeries are performed on general anesthesia or complete sedation because they involve multiple regions of the body and the elimination of pain and discomfort is absolutely essential. Based on your medical history, your surgeon will recommend the most suitable drugs and mode of administration for anesthesia.
  2. Creating the suitable Incisions: This surgery generally involves minor incisions in an area surrounding the region of fat accumulation. The first step is to infuse a solution that effectively controls bleeding. Once this is done, a cannula is passed through the incisions in order to detach the excess adipose to make the final suction rapid and effective. Finally, with the help of either a syringe or a surgical vacuum depending upon the extent of fatty tissue present, the detached adipose is then vacuumed out of the body.
  3. Closing the Incisions: Leading surgeons create the incisions for liposuction in areas where they can be effectively concealed by the folds and natural contour of the body to make them less visible or obvious. These minor incisions can either be reoriented with the help of suitable sutures or skin adhesives.

While this process is still being practiced for conventional liposuction surgeries, laser and ultrasound assisted fat removal is relatively less invasive and more efficient. In both cases a cannula is passed to siphon excess fat out of the body once it has undergone liquefaction by laser or ultrasound exposure. Both methods make use of specialized devices though which laser and ultrasound waves are emitted, and to ensure safety of the procedure, it is important to ensure that these devices have been approved by the FDA.


Recovering from fat reduction surgeries:

Because liposuction, whether in its conventional or assisted form, makes use of minor incisions, it only takes about a week for the post surgical swelling and pain to subside. Fat Reduction Medical In order to prevent pain, swelling and chances of infection following surgery, most plastic surgeons prescribe analgesics, antibiotics as well as compression garments. The recovery period depends entirely on whether or not the patient aptly follows the surgeon’s guidelines. Patients must immediately report back to the medical centre in case of any complication for timely management.


Results of fat reduction procedures (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

The accumulation of fat in the body results in loss of shape and contour. Fat reduction procedures aim to restore the natural tone of the body, giving it better shape and form. Once the surgery has been successfully completed, it allows patients to feel much more confident professionally and socially. Being able to fit the size of clothing they desire boosts their self esteem.
All surgeons emphasize on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle following fat reduction surgeries. This is because weight fluctuations can easily alter the results of the procedure.