The purpose of liposuction is to get rid of excess fat and reshape one or more areas of your body. But one must remember liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure but it is an effective means to reshape our image. People opt for Liposuction when certain areas of our body do not respond well to diet and exercise and evidently they are conspicuous parts of our body like outer thighs and hips on women and the waist and back on men. Liposuction is widely used to remove excess fat from the abdomen, back, buttocks, legs, and upper arms.
These days liposuction is also used to treat some medical conditions, like
- Benign fatty tumors (lipomas).
- Abnormal enlargement of the male breasts commonly known as Gynecomastia
- Problems with the metabolism of fat in the body (lipodystrophy).
- Excessive sweating in the armpit area (axillary hyperhidrosis).
How does It work?
Liposuction is very effective at removing fat deposits but after that one must do regular exercise and maintain the healthy diet or you will regain weight. Liposuction leads to Improvement in body contour it is noticeable right after surgery but the true effects may take from several weeks to few months.
Liposuction has to be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and the clinic must be the properly equipped facility. However, there are few risks which entail in having this procedure like
- Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness in the treated areas but it goes away.
- Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites but it are temporary effects which after some time go away and the scars are barely visible.
Who is ineligible for this procedure
People who have heart problems, blood-clotting disorders are not the right candidate for such procedures.
Some other information
Liposuction is generally an outpatient procedure does not require an overnight hospital stay in most cases. What type anesthesia the doctor will use depends on the nature of the procedure but if a large amount of fat has to be removed general anesthesia will be administered or a local anesthetic may be used.
After the procedure, the patient is firmly wrapped to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. After that, you will have to wear for few weeks a compression garment to help give shape. Also, if possible take few days rest after the surgery so when you leave your home you are comfortable.
If you have the impression that liposuction is a permanent method for the fat reduction then you are wrong because there is no substitute when it comes to exercise and a balanced diet. It is a fact that doctors who get patients who regularly exercise are deemed as the best candidates.