You have a healthy lifestyle. You have been eating properly and exercising regularly, but the efforts have not been rewarded with the expected results. The fat just doesn’t seem to go away.
Well, don’t worry, you are not alone. It’s time to consider getting liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is an aesthetic procedure that removes the excess fat that can’t be removed through diet and exercise.
According to the statistics from the International Study of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) around 72,000 people underwent liposuction surgery in India in 2017, which makes liposuction the most popular surgery in India.
And it’s no surprise that the surgery is popular, after all no one likes excess fat.
What are the Areas Liposuction Can Treat?
- Inner or outer thighs
- Hips & Buttocks
- Double Chin
- Love handles
- Abdomen and waist
Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures. Though according to a study, it was found that 85% of the patients were comfortable in combining liposuction procedure with abdominoplasty to achieve better results.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
You are an ideal candidate for liposuction if:
- You have firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone.
- You are 30% of your ideal weight.
- You do not have a medical condition or serious illness.
- You do not consume a significant amount of alcohol.
- You are a non-smoker.
The criteria mentioned above can help you give an idea whether you are an ideal candidate for liposuction surgery or not.
How Does Liposuction Work?
These are some of the problem areas which can be treated with liposuction.
Step 1 – Anesthesia
The doctor will apply local anesthesia or in instances where a larger amount of fat is to be removed, a regional anesthetic or general anesthesia will be administered for your comfort during the procedure.
Step 2 – Incision
A tiny incision will be made near the area where the fat is to be removed. A tube or cannula will be inserted through the incision to suction out the fat deposits from the surrounding areas.
The cannula pushes through the fat layer, breaking up the fat and making it easier to suction out.
Here is a short video that explains how liposuction works:
Recovery During Liposuction Surgery
The doctor advises the patient to wear a compression garment which helps to control the swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.
Ask your surgeon about what your recovery will be like, including:
- What medication will I be given post completion of surgery?
- How long do I have to take wear the compression garments?
- When can I resume normal activities?
- When do I have to return for follow-up care?
- Will I have stitches? If yes, when will they be removed?
It might take a few weeks for the swelling to reduce. As the swelling reduces, your new contours should continue to develop.
Results After Liposuction Surgery
The results of liposuction are permanent as the fat cells are completely removed. The new improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling subsides.
Although good results can be achieved through liposuction, there is no guarantee. Sometimes the patient might not be able to achieve the optimal results with a single procedure, in which case the plastic surgeon may recommend another surgery for desired results.
Liposuction Surgery Cost in India
The most important factor when considering liposuction is the cost of the procedure. The patients are often tempted to look for cheaper alternatives, but without proper research, the cheaper alternative can leave you with poor results or affect your body. It is advised not to take chances by going for cheaper alternatives.
The cost of liposuction surgery in India starts from ₹45,000 per area. The cost can vary depending on how much fat has to be removed and from which area.
Liposuction should be a personal decision and should be done for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desire. Though the procedure will not change your life, it may give you greater self-confidence.
If you have made up your mind to undergo liposuction, we at TIPS are committed to serve you with the best advice and counselling. Contact us today and we will plan the next steps with you.
Also, check out the before and after images of liposuction surgery performed at TIPS:
Note: Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for diet or exercise.