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LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction is one of the most common procedure performed worldwide. There are some patients which even after following a good diet and exercise regime are not able to lose stubborn fat. Liposuction/Fat removal surgery can help patients to refine their shape and boost self esteem.

Losing fat is a multipronged approach and requires holistic overview. To get the best results, Dr. Chugh will make an exclusive plan that will include his immensely popular D.E.A.L approach for stubborn fat and the latest techniques of treatment.

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FAQS

Liposuction is a procedure through which stubborn fat is sucked out of your body. It will reduce the extra fat that has failed to reduce even after dieting and exercise.

Few small incisions are made in area to be treated. Incisions are less than 0.5mm. Then using small cannulas fat is sucked out. Fat between the skin and muscle is sucked out using this technique and the space created after liposuction is collapsed using compression garment which gives contours.

Double chin, jowls, heavy arms, armpits, male breasts, tummy fat, love handles, back, hips, thighs, calves areas can be liposuctioned. It can also be clubbed with other procedures like tummy tuck and facelift.

A suitable candidate is of good health, has stubborn fat which is not going after thorough dieting and exercise regime, within 30% of ideal body weight, has good skin tone and has realistic expectations.

It can under both type depending on the area where fat is to be removed and also the comfort level of patient. Usually it can take anywhere between 1-3 hours for the procedure.

Numbing solution is given to help alleviate pain. Also depending on your pain threshold analgesics are prescribed after the procedure.

Fat is removed from the subcutaneous layer which is below the skin but above the muscles. All the important organs are situated much below the muscle and are therefore safe.

Blood tests, photographs, markings, things and medications to take will be discussed. A compression garment measurement will be taken which is to be worn after the surgery.

At one time number of areas can be treated. Generally it is advisable to remove around maximum of five litres of fat in one sitting. If more fat needs to be aspirated it is recommended to get in two sittings scheduled atleast 6 months apart.

A tight strapped elastic tape will be applied to put pressure on areas where fat has been sucked. Depending on the requirements evaluated during the surgery, drains might be placed which are removed in a day or two.  By evening or next morning, you will wear your customized compression garment.

It is an elastic garment which is customized and provides support to the skin so that it redrapes well. It also helps in reducing swelling and minimizing bruising so that skin evens out and sets well.

It is advisable to wear it for 6 weeks. You can remove it to shower and can wear it under your normal garments.

Usually it feels like discomfort but depending on your pain threshold analgesics will be prescribed. Generally areas treated with liposuction are tender to pressure but there is no extruciating pain. There may be feeling of stiffness when moving about but mostly it subsides after few days.

After the surgery, there will be bruising and areas where liposuction has been done might turn purple. There can be swelling of pubic region, lower legs as the fluid seeps down. It usually resolves after a week but it can take upto 6 weeks for all the swelling to go.

Immediately after the surgery, you will get good idea of regions which have been liposculpted. By the end of one month as the swelling subsides, skin sets out but you should wait for six months to fully appreciate the results.

The effects of liposuction are permanent. The fat cells are removed from the particular areas and the remaining fat cells do not multiply to take their place.

Once the surgery has been done to sculpt the body, the proportion remains the same even if there is weight gain subsequently. If you do gain weight you will gain it uniformly and not just areas where fat has been removed. It is advisable to follow a good and active lifestyle so that you can maintain the results.

Liposuction is one of the most common and safe procedure done worldwide. Like with any procedure there are few complications. It can feel bit lumpy, numb or asymmetric. If skin tone is not good there can be laxity of skin. Hematoma, scarring, infections, DVT can be some of the rare complications

If only one area has been liposuctioned then you may resume work early, but multiple areas may require a week or two recovery period.

You can start with slow walk then as healing process progresses you can resume heavy exercise after 6 weeks.

Tummy tuck involves removal of extra saggy skin along with the fat which is sucked out through liposuction. So basically it includes both plus muscle tightening.

Bend down 45 degrees and pinch your tummy. If you feel that you have bunch of hanging skin then tummy tuck is the right call.

It is not a weight loss procedure but it has been seen in a person who has stubborn fat once liposuction is done they are motivated to maintain the results.

If you have good skin tone and few stretch marks, the redraping is very well. It is important that a thorough pre -operative examination is done by your surgeon to give a good idea of what to expect.

VASER is a technology which liquefies the fat through ultrasonic waves. It has been seen there is less post surgery swelling, bruising, pain. Also VASER liposuction stimulates collagen in skin which helps in better skin retraction.

To improve lymphatic drainage and reduce postsurgery swelling it is important to massage the area which has been liposuctioned which will be taught by your plastic surgeon.

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