What is liposuction?
it is essentially suction of lipid or fat below the skin through small incisions and using a cannula and a suction device. A fluid is first injected in the fat to reduce the blood flow and dissolve the fat, hence it is also called Tumescent liposuction.
SAL – Suction assisted Lipoplasty is the traditional method where saline is used in a tumescent or super wet technique for infiltration prior to suctioning. Adrenaline is frequently added to reduce bleeding.
PAL – Power assisted liposculpture suction lipectomy. An electrically or pneumatically oscillating cannula helps for this surgery.
UAL or VASER – Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty where ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy excess fat prior to suctioning. These techniques may be used to reduce localised fat deposits of the cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, breast and chest area, back, abdomen and waist, hips and buttocks, thighs, inner calves and ankles. liposculpture suction lipectomy can be performed alone or in combination with other aesthetic surgery procedures such as facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck.
What can I expect from the Liposuction?
It is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is not an effective treatment for cellulite. Liposuction can however significantly reshape body contours where excess fat deposits create areas that are disproportionately large in an otherwise balanced figure. Once the fat is removed the skin may contract and tighten. VASER has shown better skin tightening than other devices.
Are results significant?
Yes the fat cells removed are removed. As long as you maintain your weight with good diet and exercise and do not allow your weight to gain, your results will maintain and even improve.
Who are the Ideal candidates?
Liposuction SurgeonsAdults of any age within thirty percent of their ideal weight and with firm elastic skin and good muscle tone are ideal candidates for lipolysis. Good candidates are healthy individuals without life threatening illness or medical conditions that impair healing, non-smokers and individuals with positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring. Special considerations may be given to those with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and previous surgery to the treatment areas. People with higher fat content can also be treated by lipo, but it is more like debulking procedure. Sculpturing may have to be done as a secondary procedure.