Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction is usually advised for cosmetic purposes, but it may also be used to treat certain conditions.

These include:

  • Lymphedema: A long-term condition in which excess fluid known as lymph is collected in tissues causing edema, or swelling. The edema occurs commonly in the arms or legs. Liposuction is also used to reduce swelling, discomfort, and pain.
  • Gynecomastia: Accumulation of fat under a man’s breast.
  • Lipodystrophy syndrome: Accumulation of fat in one part of the body and is lost in another. Liposuction can improve the appearance of patients by providing a more natural looking body fat distribution.
  • Extreme weight loss after obesity: Excess skin and other irregularities are treated in patients with morbid obesity who lose at least 40% of their BMI.
  • Lipomas: These are benign, fatty tumors located just below the skin.

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Risks of liposuction:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation that may persist
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Persistent swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
  • Swelling
  • Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique

Frequently Asked Questions:

Liposuction is often appropriate for adults who are within 30% of ideal weight and have firm and elastic skin.

Consume a well-balanced diet, stay hydrated and refrain from soaking in water.

Yes, pregnancy gained weight can be treated by liposuction procedure. However, you should wait for some time as usually the pregnancy weight goes on its own.

Avoid high-sugar and high-salt diets, as well as smoking, consuming alcohol, and excessive activity

Yes, diabetic patients can opt for liposuction if their diabetic condition is under control and not causing them any complications. Consult your diabetologist before opting for the surgery.

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