Liposuction Surgery In India, Visakhapatnam
Get Liposuction Surgery in vizag from Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery & Hair Transplantation Centre: It is a surgical procedure which aims to remove fat deposits from the body and give it a shapely appearance. It involves the removal of fat from under the skin using a tubular structure called cannula. An ultrasonic probe may also be used to break up the fat and suction it after that. It should be noted that it is a procedure for shaping the body, not losing weight. It may be performed on the face, back, neck, abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, and buttocks. One may get the fat suctioned off at many locations in one day. It is mainly performed by plastic surgeons or dermatologists.
How Do I Reduce My Body Fat?
People put on weight as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle and fat-rich diet. The sedentary lifestyle of the current generation is responsible for the great rise in obesity. The fat deposits are usually found in body parts like thighs, tummy, upper arm, neckline, etc. Being overweight is an invitation to many other diseases like Gynecomastia, Lymphedema, or even Lipodystrophy syndrome. It is a precursor to diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems. If you wish to reduce your body fat, you can opt for Liposuction. The procedure helps in removing fat from various body parts and shaping the body. It is helpful in reducing diet and exercise resistant fat from the body. It adds to the aesthetic appeal of the person. It is often referred to as lipoplasty or simply lipo.
The liposuction procedure is used to remove fat from the high-fat areas like face, chin, neck, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and backs of the arms, calves, and back. It is more oriented towards improving the appearance rather than providing physical health benefits to the person. A person who can reduce the weight by adopting a healthy lifestyle would probably be told to do so before trying liposuction. Liposuction is recommended only if the person is unable to lose weight through regular exercise and dietary changes. When a person gains weight, the fat cells increase in size and volume. Liposuction is used to reduce the number of fat cells in isolated areas. It is recommended that the patient discusses all the pros and cons of the doctor before taking a decision about undergoing liposuction. One should be conscious of the fact that the effects of liposuction are far from subtle. The technique is beneficial for the abdomen area. It can be used to suck out fat from various other areas like back, buttocks, and hips. Chest, knees, neckline, upper arms, and area under the chin and love handles also benefit from it. It will be a boon if the person has a good skin tone and elasticity as the skin will have to mould itself into new contours after the procedure. Some people may end up with loose looking skin after the procedure.
Why It’s Done
Liposuction holds great significance for fat removal from areas which don’t let go of fat despite dietary changes and adoption of a healthy lifestyle, such as
- Calves and ankles
- Upper arms
- Chin and neck
- Chest and back
- Hips and thighs
People who want to get the breast reduction procedure done are also benefitted by it. It can also be used for Gynecomastia.
The fat cells show a marked increase in size and volume when a person gains weight. Liposuction helps in the removal of fat cells in a specific area. The amount of fat to be removed is decided according to the appearance of the area and the volume of fat in it. The contour changes that result are permanent in nature. You must try to maintain a stable diet after the procedure.
Tumescent liposuction (fluid injection) is the most commonly used type of liposuction technique. In it, a solution is injected into the site from where the fat is to be removed. The solution injected is about 3 times the amount of fat The fluid consists of lidocaine, (an anesthetic), epinephrine ( a drug which contracts the blood vessels) and intravenous solution(IV). Epinephrine helps in reduction of blood loss, swelling, and bruising. The IV solution helps in efficient and easy removal of fat. This type of liposuction generally takes a longer time to perform.
It is quite similar to tumescent liposuction. The difference lies in the amount of fluid injected during the surgery. It is generally equal to the amount of fat to be removed. It is a faster technique but requires the use of general anesthesia.
A sedative or general anesthesia must be used before the surgery.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
The technique uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn fat cells into liquid. Following this, the cells are vacuumed out. UAL may be done externally or internally. Externally, it is performed above the skin surface with the help of a special emitter. Internally, it may be performed below the skin surface with the help of a small cannula which has been heated. It is used to remove fat from the dense tissues of the body such as the male breast or the upper back. It takes longer than the super-wet technique to perform.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL)
This technique uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells following which the fat is either vacuumed out or drained through small tubes. The cannula used for fat suction in this technique is narrower than the one used in the traditional one, therefore, it is preferred by many surgeons. It is also helpful in extracting fat from confined areas like chin, jowls, and face. The advantage of this procedure is that it stimulates collagen production thus helping in the prevention of skin sagging.
During The Procedure
Most of the time, you will require either a local or general anesthesia. You may be given sedative through an IV injection to make you calm and relaxed. Throughout the procedure, your heart rate, blood oxygen level and blood pressure will be monitored. If you feel pain despite being given anesthesia, then let your doctor know. Depending on the amount of fat, the surgery makes take a short or long span of time. You will be transferred to the recovery room after the procedure. It is likely that here you will gain consciousness if you were given general anesthesia. You may be required to stay overnight to ensure that you are not dehydrated.
Why It’s Done
n this procedure, the cannula is operated mechanically to make small incisions and extraction of fat. The procedure is more precise and takes less time.
Suction Assisted Liposuction
It is a procedure in which the fat extraction takes place through a cannula attached to a pressurized vacuum.
Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction
This procedure uses two cannulas which are operated mechanically. It leads to lesser burning and scarring after the procedure. The procedure is easy to perform and is less taxing for the surgeon.
Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) and liposuction are different surgical procedures which aim to change the appearance of your abdominal area. Both procedures guarantee a flatter, tighter, and smaller looking tummy. They’re both performed by plastic surgeons and are considered as cosmetic procedures. But there are some key differences between the two-
Liposuction-is a better bet if you want to get the fat removed from smaller fat deposits like stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is used for improving the appearance of the area and not for weight loss
A tummy tuck removes excess skin as well as excess fat from the abdomen. It can be used to treat problems in the case of extreme weight shifts. It may also be used to bring together the rectus
abdominus muscles together after pregnancy. It is suitable for people whose body mass index is over 30 or they are planning to get pregnant in the future. It is also useful for people who are trying to lose weight or have a chronic heart condition.
As far as the course of the procedure goes, liposuction needs sedation and local anesthesia. The surgeon uses a cannula to extract the fat from the site. It may take several sessions. A tummy tuck will need the use of general anesthesia. An incision will be made at the bottom of your skin which covers the abdominal wall. The surgeon then sews the muscles in the abdominal wall if they seem to be stretched out. It will be followed by pulling the skin tight over the abdomen. After trimming off the excess skin, the incision will be closed with sutures. The procedure takes only 1 session to complete.
Does Liposuction Leave A Scar?
Every time your skin is cut, there will be a scar. But the way the scar forms depends on the skin. Some people show a raised area of lighter skin tone while some show a small bump which is darker than the surrounding skin. But there is good news. The scar will be very small, not more than 10 mm in length. Most plastic surgeons choose the liposuction sites with care so the scars are hidden within the natural folds of the skin.
Alternatives To Liposuction
It is a technique which destroys fat by using cold. It freezes and removes unwanted cells without any surgery. The dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body through the lymphatic system. It is a good option for reducing love handles, belly fat, and fat in the thighs inside the area.
It involves the stimulation and emulsification of fat cells. Then the liquefied fat is moved from the inside of the cell to the outside through a pore in the cell membrane, which is absorbed by the lymphatic system. It leads to a reduction in the volume of fat cells and the thinning of the body.
LipoSonix (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU))
It is a non-invasive treatment which involves the use of high-intensity ultrasound on fat cells to destroy the surface layers of the skin. They are exposed to a temperature of 56 c for one second which kills them. The destroyed fat cells are disposed off during the natural healing process.
Ultra Shape (Non-Thermal Pulsed Ultrasound Focused (PFU))
This is also a non-invasive treatment which uses ultrasound energy. The energy is directed towards the fat layer below the skin surface. This ruptures the membranes of the fat cells while maintaining the safety of the surrounding skin vessels, nerves and blood vessels.
Vanquish (radio frequency (RF))
It is a body contouring device that uses radio frequency (RF).It uses high temperature (46 c) to destroy the fat cells. It is ideal for eliminating fat cells in the abdomen and doing away with love handles.
How To Choose A Surgeon For A Liposuction Procedure?
Choosing the right surgeon is a crucial factor for performing surgery in the right way. The surgeon should be well qualified and experienced. Not every surgeon is qualified enough to perform this surgery. Sound ethical standards are also required. It is better that you do proper research before opting for the surgeon. You can confirm the reputation of a particular doctor from the ex-patients, friends and family members who opted for him.
Board certification in a surgical specialty
Board certification in a nonsurgical specialty does not guarantee adequacy in sterile surgical training. So is careful about your surgeon’s board certification.
How Long Does It Take To See The Results After Liposuction?
The results normally start showing up after a week or two. But the final results may be visible only after a span of three to four months. In the first few days, you might not notice any change after the operation. This happens due to water retention or extra fluid infusion. You will start noticing the difference after one week. You will have to be patient with the result so hang on.
The cost of liposuction depends on the area that will be put under the knife. You can say that the procedure is organ specific. The cost of the procedure will be the sum of the nonsurgical and the surgical fees. The non-surgical fees include the cost of the pre-operative laboratory tests and post-operative garments. It also includes the cost of the operating room and the nursing staff. The surgical fees depend on the organs or the area from where the fat removal is being done. Given below is the cost comparison of liposuction in various countries-
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The cost also depends on the location and the specific clinic. At VJ clinic, which is located down south, the rates are far more reasonable than the rates of north India.