The deposit of fat around many body parts like belly, thighs and upper arms etc. can reduce the physical attractiveness of a person. Liposuction or simply “lipo” is a technique to reshape specific body parts and slim them by removing excess fat deposits thereby improving and enhancing body contours.
Our genetics govern fat deposition in our body. Liposuction Treatment In Bangalore can locally target stubborn areas of fatty deposits such as buttocks, arms, inner and outer thighs and neck and remove the fat that is resistant to exercise and dieting. Liposuction can give effective results to the patients that can be permanent or long lasting. Liposuction is often performed along with other plastic surgeries like tummy tuck for removing excess skin, breast reduction for body proportioning and facelift for removing saggy skin.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Very small incisions are made to inject a wetting solution and extra fat is sucked through a blunt device called a cannula.
Postoperative swelling stays for up to 3 weeks for which a compression garment is placed. Scars are prominent in many individuals and many plastic surgeons recommend scar reduction therapy after a month of liposuction.
Results can be seen as early as a few weeks after surgery but the complete picture takes about three months to show. Contrary to the popular myths, liposuction results are permanent. Once fat cells are removed via liposuction, they never grow back.
There are a variety of different types of liposuction, which vary in the way they are performed.
Vaser lipo is different from traditional Vipo. It is minimally invasive, safer and shows better results in toning the body.
This is achieved by a unique technology called tissue selective technology. Through this method the neighbouring cellular structures are minimally affected resulting in faster recovery, less post operative discomfort and better results.
Vaper liposuction employs ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells which are then sucked and removed from the body. In addition to slimming, Vaser, actively tightens the skin for a better tone.
Power assisted liposuction employs vibration and oscillation of a tube to break down the fatty tissue; this is later sucked and removed from the body.
It is a slightly gentler technique than traditional liposuction and is very helpful for dense fatty areas of the body. But it causes more damage to the surrounding tissue structure than Vaser lipo and hence the end results are different for both.
Ultrasound liposuction employs ultrasound energy to break and remove the fatty layers under the skin. It is best suited for body parts with denser fat deposition like abdomen, waist, upper arms, ankles and knees.
The contouring is more precise with Ultrasound assisted lipo as it can remove the desired volume of fat at one go.
Different Liposuction procedures show benefit for different situations and candidates. While ultrasound assisted lipo is minimally invasive and safe, it is more expensive than traditional Liposuction Treatment Appointment. A lot of aesthetic outcome depends on the expertise and skill of the plastic surgeon too. And often the procedure is followed up by plastic surgery to get the best possible results.Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore