All You Need to Know about Liposuction

Jan 22, 2016
Chelsea Cosmetics

Even after more than three decades, liposuction continues to be one of the oft-used and popular cosmetic procedures. The efficacy, longevity and safety of liposuction depend primarily on a truly educated patient. Here are a few facts about liposuction that you must know before you consider the cosmetic procedure.

What is Liposuction?

It could be really frustrating when you are trying desperately to get rid of undesirable excessive fat that seem to get accumulated on your abdomen, thighs, flanks and some other areas of your body. Sometimes exercise and diets are just not enough for eliminating the unwanted fat. Under these circumstances a lot of people consider liposuction to attain attractive body contours.

Liposuction helps to remove excess body fat using suction. The procedure involves insertion of thin, small blunt-tipped tubes through miniscule cuts in your skin. Fat is thereafter, suctioned out through the thin tubes, while the plastic surgeon moves these tubes around just under your skin to focus on precise fat deposits.

Liposuction is undoubtedly, a very popular and most effective plastic surgery technique that has helped countless individuals to enhance their figures with the help of precise targeting and eliminating isolated fat deposits. Liposuction in some cases proves even more effective when done in combination with breast augmentation or abdominoplasty or such other plastic surgery procedures. Liposuction is definitely the right choice for someone who is thinking of refining and rejuvenating her body contours.

Latest Liposuction Techniques                                          

In the past few years liposuction has become safer, less painful and much easier thanks to some new and improved techniques. These liposuction techniques include:

Laser-Assisted Liposuction: This technique is known to use low-energy waves for liquefying the fat that is thereafter eliminated via a small cannula. For instance, Slim Lipo™ Body Shaping is the most effective liposuction in Melbourne. This is truly a ground-breaking liposuction technique that makes use of laser technology to melt the excess fat at the precise or targeted areas. This technique involves making several small incisions using laser technology that focuses primarily on melting the fat. This surely is an extremely quick process. You acquire a slim, aesthetically appealing body in really little turnaround time.

Tumescent Liposuction: This technique involves application of local anaesthesia for numbing the precise body area where the doctor would be inserting the tube.  A heavy dose of an anaesthetic solution having epinephrine and lidocaine is then injected right into your fatty tissue, which is followed by traditional liposuction. Tumescent liposuction might not be requiring general anaesthesia.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: This technique involves the use of ultrasound for liquefying the body fat for easy elimination of fat. This is a pretty effective procedure for eliminating fat from your upper abdomen, back and even the sides.

What to Expect

The treated body areas would be wrapped firmly for reducing bruising, swelling and pain. You could expect 7 to almost 10 days of excessive bruising and swelling. Fluid could be draining from incisions and you may have to take antibiotics for ruling out infection.

Risks

Liposuction is safe if done in a well-equipped facility by a qualified and experienced doctor.

Some Common Side Effects:

  • Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and soreness.
  • Minor scarring and irritation.
  • Rippling or baggy skin.

Some Rare Side Effects:

  • Permanent skin colour changes in the treated areas.
  • Uneven skin surface.
  • Damage to the skin and nerves.

Advances in techniques and technology have really made liposuction most effective and safer than ever. Go ahead after consulting with your doctor.