Liposuction is a good choice for a person with relatively normal Body Mass Index (BMI) having excess fat in specific areas of body such as
Ideal candidates for liposuction are:
Liposuction reshapes and recontoursspecific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body proportions.
It is important to understand that Liposuction is not substitute for weight reduction by diet and exercise, but more a method for removal of localized deposits of fat which do not respond to diet control and exercise. Liposuction can be performed as the only procedure for body contouring or can be combined with procedures like tummy-tuck, thigh lift or brachiaplastyprocedures to tighten loose skin and supporting structures.
Any patient above 18 years of age who is physically and mentally healthy and wants to improve the shape and appearance of a bulky region of the body, is an eligible candidate. Patients with uncontrolled medical conditions, taking blood thinners or with cardiac ailment must approach this surgery with extreme caution
Depending on the area to be liposuctioned, volume of liposuction, surgeon preference and patient choice. Liposuction can be performed under local, regional, spinal or general anaesthesia.
The decision to have liposuction is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.
The risks include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Swelling and Bruising
- Change in skin sensations that may persist
- Fluid accumulation (Seroma)
- Irregular contours or asymmetries
- Irregular hyperpigmentation
- Skin ischemia or necrosis
- Persistent swelling
- Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
- Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, abdominal organs
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted liposuction
- Need for revision surgery
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.
Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts – usually more than five liters of fat – are suctioned