Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body. Such as the abdomen, hips, thighs buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction also shapes (contours) these areas. Other names for liposuction include lipoplasty, liposculpture, suction Lipectomy, and suction assisted fat removal.Liposuction in itself is not a weight loss or a weight reduction procedure. It is recommended, for the removal of excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body thus contouring the body. This contouring remains relatively permanent, as long as you maintain a stable weight.
It is important to have at least two or more consultations with your Plastic surgeon before your procedure. At consultation, you will be assessed, the procedure thoroughly explained to you including the risks and benefits and important Health tests carried out to ascertain your fitness for the procedure. You will also be required to sign a consent form acknowledging that you are fully aware of the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure. The best results are seen in clients with good skin tone and elasticity, who maintain a healthy lifestyle of exercise and healthy diet even after their procedure Depending on the extent of liposuction to be carried out, and the areas of the body involved, liposuction could be performed under local anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, or general anaesthesia in which case you will be put to sleep for the period of the procedure.
After Liposuction, it is expected that you will drain lots of fluid for a few days. This is expected and you will be properly informed of this before your procedure. It is also normal to have some bruising and swelling for a few days or weeks following the procedure. It is recommended that you wear a compression garment for a few weeks. This helps reduce swelling, and pain. It also helps improve the results by ensuring better contouring. Sessions of Lymphatic massage beginning from one or two days after liposuction also help in reducing pain, reducing swelling, and generally helps with recovery.
Results following liposuction will usually not be clear until several weeks after, when the swelling must have settled down. This may take several months. However most of the swelling tends to settle after about 4 to 6 weeks.
You may be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much fat in specific spots but otherwise have a stable body weight. Regal Plastics Surgery offers liposuction at the height of aesthetic best practices. Only top class, highly accredited plastic surgeons will attend to your surgical needs around the clock. We don’t consider you as a mere client but our most cherished personality to give you nothing but the ultimate best of care.