Makeup Eye Makeup Skin Care Hair Care Skin Problems Dermatology

Alexandrite Laser
Alphahydroxy Acids

Bleaching Cream

Blue Peel
Breast Implants
Breast Lift
Cheek Implants
Chemical Peels
Chin Implants
Co2 Laser
Diode Laser
Erbium Yag Laser
Eyebrow Lift
Eyelid Surgery
Face Lift
Fat Removal
Fat Transplantation
Glycolic Acid
Intrinsic Aging
Jessners Peel
Kogic Acid
Laser Dermabrasion
Lip Enhancement
Lipoic Acid
Phenol Peel
Power Peel
Pulse Dye Laser
Retin A
Ruby Laser

Liposuction (Fat Removal) - Benefits and Uses of Liposuction

To removing body fat by using suction has proven to be a safe and effective surgical alternative that can result in a better body contour with minimal scarring.

Liposuction is the method of removal of excess body fat by suction with specialized surgical equipment, typically performed by a plastic surgeon. It works by surgically removing fat from under the skin in problem areas, such as the chin and neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. The male chest is also a common area for treatment. It uses much smaller instruments than liposuction, is safer, and allows a more balanced and even result. It is often performed under local anesthesia as an office based surgery and does not require an overnight hospital stay.

It helps in reducing fat deposits in those areas which do not respond well to diet and exercise. It is a controlling procedure specifically to deal with resistant fatty bulges.

This technique is very effective for the following body parts:

  • Hips.
  • Outer thighs.
  • Abdomen.

It is also commonly used on areas that require enhanced precision, such as the face, neck, arms, calves and ankles. Individuals who have large areas of excess fat on other parts of the body may also be good candidates for tumescent liposculpture.

Lipoplasty is most suitable for women and men who are of relatively normal weight, but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear out of proportion.

There are several different liposuction procedures.

  • Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of liposuction. It involves injecting a large amount of medicated solution into the areas before the fat is removed. The fluid is a mixture of local anesthetic, a drug that contracts the blood vessels , and an intravenous salt solution.
  • The super-wet technique is similar to the tumescent liposuction stated above. The difference is that not as much fluid is used during the surgery--the amount of fluid injected is equal to the amount of fat to be removed. This technique takes less time; however it often requires sedation or general anesthesia.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is a fairly new technique, are used to liquefy fat cells. After the cells are liquefied, they can be vacuumed out. UAL can be done in two ways, external or internal

Uses for liposuction:

Some important uses of liposuction are as:-

  • Cosmetic reasons are the most common, including "love handles", unsightly fat bulges, or an abnormal chin line.
  • To improve sexual function by reducing abnormally placed fat deposits on the inner thighs, thus allowing easier access to the vagina.
  • Body shaping for people who are bothered by fatty bulges or irregularities that cannot be eliminated by diet and exercise.

Type of anesthesia used:

The twilight anesthesia, or IV sedation, which is an innovative method of anesthesia for facial plastic surgery is used in the case of fat removal surgery. A local anesthetic is also used for your comfort. Most of our patients are able to recover and head home within 15 minutes of the procedure because none of the unwanted side effects from general anesthesia are experienced.