Liposuction in overweight

6.1 LIPOSUCTION AND IT´S TYPES


Understand Liposuction :

Process of liposuction it is process visible bulge of fat can be reduced with the help of vacuum suction like process to create attractive smooth body contour. As excess fat cell are removed body is saved from side effects self these fat cell & balance of body function is removed.

Liposuction gives good cosmetic results in properly selected area. It provides permanent lasting results. It is financially affordable. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from treated areas. So results are good in this area. If overeating continued by patient fat cells in other areas can increase due to stored fat. Liposuction is done in areas like abdomen, buttocks, neck, hips, thighs, flanks, back, waist, upper arms, chest and calves. Generally it does not require hospital stay of more than 8-10 hours.

So Patient should have reasonable expectation about results, stable weight, and having good health. He should exercise regularly. Patients of mild fat and moderate fat accumulation are selected. Skin tone should be of good quality. Localized area of fat deposition are ideal for liposuction. Liposuction is not weight loss programme but it is reshaping programme of body part. Persons having excess (weight 90-140 Kg) ask for liposuction. One can remove 3-10 liter of fat from their body. But there are limitations in skin contraction. Those who want good contraction of the skin or who have excess, skin loose skin may undergo abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Consultation :

During consultation, patient should tell about all past and present health and medical problems. Show current and past records of treatment. Let doctor know which drugs including vitamins you are taking. Tell everything about your personal habits like consuming tobacco product and alcohol. Patient is assessed for locations of fat deposits, skin tone, skin infection, other body health problems and possible underlying hernias, redundant skin. Such redundant skin may be present in areas of tummy, trunk, breast, face, thigh and arms. Doctor assess whether it is fat or extra tissue.

Many patients often feel overwhelmed by number of options and techniques available today. They also get confused and are unable to take right decision. So, always take the help of your cosmetic surgeon.

Four types of Liposuction methods :

There are 4 methods of removing fat. Simple liposuction, power liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction & laser liposuction. Each method has its own benefits & limitations. All methods are effective:

Contraindications: (Following patients are not chosen for liposuction)

  1. Patient with prominent medical problems like uncontrolled diabetes
  2. Patient who have unrealistic expectations

Before getting admitted for surgery, patients should note following instructions:

  • Take medicine regularly
  • Report right time for admission
  • Be with empty stomach for 5-6 hours
  • Do not keep any valuable with you during period of admission in hospital
  • You may bring own CD to play in OT.

Follow specific instructions given to you before coming for surgery:

Liposuction can be done with tumescent fluid injection. Liposuction procedure takes half hour to three hours depending upon size of area, extent of fat deposition and number of sites to be sucked. In some patients additional other procedures is done simultaneously. For medical records, photographs of that part are taken. Sedation is given. IV fluids are given to maintain hydration. Antibiotics are also given. Your body vital parameter is monitored with equipments.

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