Liposuction is a popular method for removing excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, waist, hips, legs, back, arms, or neck. Liposuction can also help shape and improve the shape of these areas. Liposuction, contrary to popular belief, is NOT a general weight loss method.
If you are obese, you can lose more weight than with liposuction by dieting and exercising, or by undergoing bariatric surgery such as a sleeve gastrectomy. Liposuction can be performed if you have excess fat in certain areas of your body and a stable weight overall.
Why is Liposuction performed?
Liposuction is a procedure used to treat areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercise. These are the areas:
- chest and back,
- neck, and shoulders.
- Liposuction is sometimes used to reduce the size of a man’s breasts. It can also be used in conjunction with female breast reduction surgery.
When you gain weight, the volume and dimensions of your fat cells expand as well. Liposuction is used to reduce fat tissue in areas where there is an excess of fat. The amount of fat extracted is determined by the appearance or volume of the area where the application is made. As long as your weight remains stable, the results and resulting shape change in these applications are usually permanent.
Your skin will appear smooth if you have a good skin tone and elasticity as a result of this procedure. The skin in the liposuction area may become loose if your skin has lost its elasticity. Cellulite or other skin surface conditions such as stretch marks are not cured by these treatments.
Who Isn’t a Candidate for Liposuction?
As previously stated, liposuction is not an alternative method of weight loss. As a result, it should not be used to lose weight. Aside from that, the following conditions make implementation difficult:
- Vascular occlusions,
- which cause low blood flow,
- Coronary Artery disease and occlusion in the heart,
- Diabetes, and a weakened immune system.
Are There Any Risks to Liposuction?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with liposuction, such as bleeding and anaesthesia reaction. The following are some of the application-specific risks:
- Irregularities in Contour: Because of factors such as incorrect application, loss of skin elasticity, fluctuations and stains may occur on your skin as a result of the application, or it may appear faded. These modifications could be temporary or permanent.
- Edema: Temporary fluid accumulations beneath the skin’s surface. These accumulated liquids must be drained if it does not pass.
- Numbness: Permanent or temporary loss of sensation in the area where liposuction is performed is possible. It’s also possible that this was caused by a brief nerve irritation.
- Skin infection is extremely rare, but it is possible.
- Bruises on the skin: There may be minor bruises on the skin in the area where the oil is extracted. Some dark spots may appear as a result of this.
- Fat Embolism: Fat fragments can become trapped in a blood vessel, accumulate in the lungs, and travel to the brain. This is a medical emergency that necessitates immediate attention.
Swelling, Edema, bruising, and pain in the application area may occur following liposuction. You may need to rest for a few days after the application before returning to work. It is advised that you wait a few weeks before returning to your normal activities, including exercise.
Antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor to reduce the risk of infection. Furthermore, you may need to wear tight special corsets and clothing for a few weeks after liposuction to help reduce swelling. There may be some shape irregularities in the areas where fat is removed during this process; however, these are usually temporary.
Within 3-6 weeks, the swelling will go away on its own. During this time, the contour will gradually take on the desired shape and volume will be reduced in the areas where fat is removed. The liposuction area should look better a few months after surgery.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Because liposuction is an application that is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, the cost may vary from patient to patient. Treatment costs are determined by a variety of factors, including:
- The area that will be treated
- Application to more than one region, body type, etc.
- The procedure that will be used
- The doctor and the location where the application will be submitted
There are several factors to consider, including the technology to be used for liposuction.