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Liposuction- for Removal of Fat

 

The process of removing unwanted body fat with the help of a high power suction pump is known as Liposuction. Liposuction removes excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve its shape and contours.

Body fat on an adult tends to increase gradually over the years. After 30 years of age an individual tends to add fat according to a genetically predetermined pattern. This fat pattern is often resistant to change by diet and exercise. Examples of this are the pouches of fat beside the chin called jowls, the “love handles” above the hips on men, and the “saddle bag” accumulations of fat on some women’s upper thighs. For many people, liposuction is the only realistic means of changing the body’s silhouette. In effect, liposuction is the equivalent of being able to focus the effects of dieting to specific areas of the body

Liposuction works best for people who have localized areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. You need to be in good health and reasonable expectations. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss but there is no definite age limit or weight limit for liposuction. It is important to have realistic expectations about what liposuction will do for you. It works best to improve your shape: it changes your “inches” but does not change your “pounds”.

For example, removing an amount of fat equivalent to a half-pound of butter from each outer thigh of a woman’s saddlebag areas, or from a man’s love handles, will result in a dramatic improvement in appearance of these areas but it does not significantly change the person’s weight. Liposuction is not a permanent remedy. If the patient gains more weight, fat can reappear in the treated areas.

At Suvarna Aesthetics  we employ the “Tumescent Technique “ of Liposuction where large amounts of fluid containing dilute lignocaine (for local anesthesia) and epinephrine (to greatly reduce bleeding) are gently pumped into a fatty layer through tiny needle holes in the skin until it is swollen or tumescent. The swelling of the fatty layer makes it easier to remove the unwanted fat, greatly reduces bleeding and results in numbness that lasts up to 24 hours. This numbness allows the procedure to be done without the need for general anesthesia and greatly reduces postoperative discomfort. Small cannulas (“ straws” or tubes are introduced under the skin via small incisions (cuts) on the skin. These cannulas are connected to the high power suction by silicon tubes. The pump can suck out large volumes of fat.

The complications  of Liposuction are associated with the risks of Anesthesia , fluid and blood loss. In some rare instances you can get a dangerous complication known as “fat embolism”.

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