Most of us know how frustrating those excercise resistant fat cells on the stomach, thighs, hips and arms can be. For those who are healthy, who exercise regurlarly, but just can’t seem to get rid of that extra fat–liposuction is a viable cosmetic surgery option. Liposuction improves the appearance of body areas that have concentrated amounts of visible fat. Through a vacuum-like process, the fat is removed, creating a smoother, more attractive body contour and better self image. Various liposuction methods include the standard tumescent technique, ultrasound-assisted (UAL), and the most recent variations of liposuction including Liposelection and SmartLipo. With all the varieties of lipo available out there, not to mention all of the non-surgical cellulite removal treatments (Mesotherapy, VelaSmooth, and Endermologie to name a few), it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s where a consultation with a certified liposuction surgeon comes into play. Every surgeon has his or her own favorite technique of liposuction based on the results they’ve had with their patients, but most importantly, based on each patient’s unique case. Any reputable surgeon should be able to explain their liposuction technique clearly and thoroughly enough to give you all the information you need to feel confident in your decision.
Surgical Lipo Techniques:
Feather Touch LipoElectionTM_ Dr Tejinder Bhatti’s trademark Liposuction technique is a mix of the best points of smartlipo, Tumescent Lipo & LipoSelection LipoSelection®- This form of lipo is exclusive to the Vaser System which uses ultrasonic energy to dissolve fat cells for a speedier recovery period with less discomfort. Through ultrasonic energy, LipoSelection leaves surrounding tissue, nerves and blood vessels virtually intact. Ultrasound Assisted Lipo (UAL) -While theoretically the same liposuction technique as LipoSelection, general ultrasonic methods do not utilize the Vaser System. Fat cells are broken down and liquified through ultrasonic engergy (sound waves) that are emitted at the top of the canula. SmartLipo™- Involves laser-assisted fat removal through a small canula with an Nd:Yag laser placed inside. SmartLipo is used to firm up localized areas of fat, while also tightening the skin. Popular places for SmartLipo include the chin, waist, upper arms, inner/outer thighs. This liposuction can also be performed without general anesthesia. Tumescent Lipo- The oldest version of liposuction being utilized today, tumescent lipo is by no means obsolete. Many doctors still refer to it as the tried and true method of liposuction and their preference when it comes to treating the majority of their patients. Better technology has allowed for this standard suction technique to deliver proven results with little downtime, scarring or complications; however, your results will depend on the skill and precision of your surgeon. FAQs Typical Minimum Cost of Feather Touch LipoSelection: USA Cost : US$ 1,000, INDIA Cost : (Rupees 56,000) Time Required for LipoElection: 1-2 hours are usually needed per area in this procedure of liposuction. Time requirements can, of course, vary between unique situations. Is Lipo Election an In Patient or Out Patient Procedure? Out Patient if < 3 liters is removed otherwise just an over night stay. How Liposuction surgery benefits? It removes the undesired extra deposits of fat which are resistant and physical exercise and diet control do not make any difference into the fat deposit reduction. Liposuction helps in removing the fat from our body, especially in the abdomen, hips, knees, ankles, arms and face. It models your body. Where Liposuction surgery does not work? It does not lift hanging skin. It does not cure obesity. It does not eliminate cellulite. Liposuction deals with deep fat deposits, whereas cellulite is a superficial problem. It does not make you look like somebody; liposuction just helps to improve the shape of our body. How is Liposuction done? Local anesthesia and complementary sedation for simple cases. General anesthesia if the area that is going to be treated is too large. What is the time required for liposuction surgery? It takes 30 minutes and 3 hours, according to the requirement of the case. Is Hospitalization is required for Liposuction? If your case is simple of liposuction of small area, there is no requirement of hospitalization for liposuction. But for the large area for the liposuction done under general anesthesia, one is required to get hospitalized for a day. What does a liposuction consist of? At very first step of liposuction the surgeon will make a very small notch of approximately 0.1 inches long (3 mm) and will insert a small tube called cannula inside the patient’s skin. The cannula may be connected to a device that generates high vacuum pressure, or to a special syringe. The unwanted fat deposits, which prior to this process were treated with injections of a special liquid (saline solution combined with local anesthesia and a vasoconstrictor), are removed from under your skin through the cannula by suction. This liquid generates the adequate conditions for the extraction of fat. The cannula is moved under the skin to reach all the desired areas. As these waves cause the fat cells to rupture and the fat is liquefied, its removal becomes much easier. How are the results of the liposuction surgery? Liposuction usually has very good results, both for men and for women of any age, regardless of the weight of the patient. Liposuction surgery, you may lose between 7 to 11 pounds (3.5 to 5 kg), according to the area treated. Your body will have more harmonious lines, which will probably make you feel more satisfied when you look at yourself and will make it easier to choose new clothes. The scars will become unnoticeable in no time. What are the initial steps taken for the liposuction? After your consultation with the surgeon and confirmation of the date of surgery, you will be called to our clinic few days before the surgery for preparation which involves- Medical checkup Blood and other required investigations Photographs are taken to record the pre-operative state of the fat spots from different angles. Photographs will be repeated after three months of surgery. Measurements are taken for a suitable ‘lipo-garment’. Some pre-operative instructions are given. A detailed ‘informed consent’ is given and any further queries are answered. The preparations session lasts for about half an hour. Who can go for Liposuction? Not everyone is a good candidate for Liposuction. It is not a good alternative to dieting or exercising. A good candidate for liposuction surgery is one who is must usually be over 18 and in good general health.Diabetes, any infection, heart or circulation problems, generally nullify one’s eligibility for the procedure. In older people, the skin is usually less elastic, limiting the ability of the skin to readily tighten around the new shape. In this case, other procedures can be added to the Liposuction, such as an Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks). Recovery time from Liposuction: Depending on the degree of the liposuction, patients are generally able to return to work normally between two days and two weeks. A compression garment or bandage is worn for two to four weeks. If non-absorbable sutures are placed, they will be removed after five to ten days.