Liposuction is a surgical method used to remove fat tissue and contour the body in people who are not overweight but have regional fat deposits.
Liposuction, is not a weight-loss method. If you need to lose weight, you need to initially address this with a proper diet and exercise. This method is only an option if you have resistant regional fat. Liposuction is an option for everybody except postpartum women and the elderly.
There are three different methods for liposuction.
Tumescent liposuction (fluid injection): This is the most commonly used method, where a medicated solution is injected to the fat tissue before the suction process. Subsequently, the excessive fat cells are suctioned with small tubes inserted from incisions on the skin.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction: The solid fat tissue is turned into liquid using laser beams. Small tubes are used to drain this fat tissue from millimetric incisions.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: Small cannula are extended inside the fat tissue and vibrated. This will loosen the fat, which can then be drained.
After Liposuction Surgery
- The patient can be discharged 4-5 hours after the operation, or stay in the hospital overnight.
- Moving and walking around will accelerate the healing process.
- The patient may experience postoperative pain to some degree.
- The swelling and stiffness will usually get better within 2 months.
- It may take 6-9 months to achieve the desired result.