Are you trying too hard to lose fat? A healthy diet and exercise are important factors in determining the way we look. However, they are not ‘targeted’ solutions – they can’t get rid of unwanted fat in a particular area.
Kosmoderma, Skin, Hair & Laser Clinic offers a combination of safe and non-surgical procedures that provide amazing results in fat reduction and are long lasting*! One of these procedures is Liposuction.
Liposuction surgically removes deposits of subcutaneous fat (fatty tissues under the skin) from specific areas of the body using suction. Common sites include the upper arms, hips, outer thighs, abdomen, mid back, buttocks, knees, neck and chin. Some men have excess fatty tissue in and around the breast, or gynaecomastia, which can also be removed.Liposuction may be performed alone or with plastic surgery procedures such as a face and neck lift, breast reduction or tummy tuck.Some improvement in body contour is usually noticeable right after the surgery.
In the recent years, improved techniques have made liposuction safer, easier, and less painful. The procedure should be done only by a doctor who has special training in liposuction and surgery of the skin. Liposuction done by an experienced doctor in a properly equipped facility is safe.
Who is a suitable candidate:
The aim of liposuction is aesthetic where the patient wishes to change and enhance the contour of his/her body. Patients who undergo liposuction generally have a stable body weight, but would like to remove undesirable deposits of body fat in specific parts of the body. It is not an overall weight-loss method or a treatment for obesity. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, dimples or stretch marks. Liposuction should not be done to people who have severe heart problems, who have blood-clotting disorders (such as thrombophilia, a disorder in which the blood clots easily or excessively), or during pregnancy.
Planning your surgery
In your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie and assess the condition of your skin. Your surgeon will explain the body-contouring methods that may be most appropriate for you. For example, if you believe you want liposuction in the abdominal area, you may learn that an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” may more effectively meet your goals; or that a combination of traditional liposuction would be the best choice for you. Be frank in discussing your expectations with your surgeon. He or she should be equally frank with you, describing the procedure in detail and explaining its risks and limitations.
Recovery*: Most patients are back to work in 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery* from swelling and bruising: 1 to 6 months or more.
Getting back to normal
Healing is a gradual process. Your surgeon will probably tell you to start walking around as soon as possible to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. You will begin to feel better after about a week or two and you should be back at work within a few days following your surgery. The stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within the first week to ten days. An activity that is more strenuous should be avoided for about a month as your body continues to heal. Most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within three weeks.
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