What does the term Liposuction mean?

Liposuction is a procedure that effectively eliminates excess deposits of adipose or fatty tissue from various parts of the body to restore a natural shape and contour. Liposuction 1
There is a tendency in many people to develop adipose accumulation in various different regions of the body despite dietary control and exercise regimes. These areas of excess fat can result in the loss of shape and proportion of the body. There are a number of factors that are associated with excess adipose accumulation in different areas of the body, such as genetic characteristics, systemic illnesses or hormonal imbalances are not typically related to lack of exercise or improper fitness routines.
Liposuction is a procedure that can be used to effectively rid the body of undesirable fatty tissues and can be used on regions including:

–          Chin and cheeks

–          Waist and abdominal region

–          Ankles and calves

–          Hips and thighs

–          Chest and arms

–          Back and neck

liposuction_medical 3Liposuction can either be performed separately, or in combination with other surgical procedures including tummy tuck, facial lift procedures or breast reduction for desired results.

It is critical to note that liposuction cannot be used as a treatment for conditions such as obesity or cellulitis, and is not recommended for patients who do not observe active fitness routines and a healthy lifestyle. The ideal candidates for this particular procedure are individuals following healthy fitness and dietary regimes, but have localized regions of stubborn adipose accumulation.

Advanced techniques in the procedure include liposuction assisted by ultrasound and laser.


What are the risks and complications of liposuction?

Similar to all other surgeries in the world, liposuction 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 prior to proceeding with the procedure. Leading plastic surgeons around the world first acquire the consent of their patients before starting surgery as part of medical protocol.
Some of the common risks and complications that are seen before, during or after liposuction procedures 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 are the steps involved in Liposuction surgeries?

Liposuction surgeries are relatively less invasive that other cosmetic procedures and therefore only require a few, simple but carefully performed steps for the desired results. The steps of the procedure have been enlisted as follows: liposuction-medical 2


  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: Liposuction usually involves minor incisions a several areas surrounding the region of fat accumulation. The surgeon first infuses a solution that effectively controls bleeding after which 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 siphoned 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.



Recovery from Liposuction:

Soon after the completion of the surgery, patients can appreciate the new changes once they have regained consciousness. However, for complete successfully recovery, it is critical to follow all guidelines and instructions given by the surgeon to avoid any complications.
Bandages may be placed on the site of the incisions and surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided, but light, regular exercise is highly recommended to ensure proper blood flow to the area which also promotes better healing.Lipo Medical
Patients are also prescribed medication to relieve pain and prevent infection at the site of the surgery.
In case of any complications, it is important to report back to the medical centre immediately.

Results of Liposuction (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

The results of liposuction procedures are miraculous especially in cases of excessively stubborn fat accumulations leading to loss of proportion of the body. The procedure restores natural, toned proportion, balance and shape to the body thus enhancing the patient’s level of confidence and self esteem.
It is critically important to note that weight and age changes can alter the results of the surgery drastically which is why it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and fitness routines.