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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that helps in breaking fat from the body. It is conducted using a suction technique to remove fat from the body. It is also known as body contouring or lipoplasty.

WHY LIPOSUCTION?

It is a cosmetic surgery that is conducted to remove fat from the body that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. You might be suitable for liposuction when you have stable body weight but too much body fat in some parts of the body. It helps in the fat reduction from abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, back and upper arms, calves and back. Sometimes, it is conducted to reduce fat from breasts too. It helps in the reduction of fat cells from the body giving a different texture to the skin

WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED FOR LIPOSUCTION?

The procedure depends on the specific technique being used. The various techniques are:

  • Tumescent Liposuction: It is the common procedure, where a sterile solution is being injected in the affected area to make it swell and stiff. After that small cuts are made in the affected area, a thin tube is inserted that suction fat and fluid from the body.
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: In this, a metal rod is being inserted in the body that emits ultrasonic energy in the body. This energy liquefies the fat and helps in its reduction.
  • Power assisted Liposuction: Surgeon uses a cannula to remove fat. It is generally conducted to remove fat from large areas such as abdomen, buttocks. flanks and thighs.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms are usually self-diagnosable yet common symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Swelling in breast tissue.
  • Tenderness and discomfort in breasts.
  • Increase in weight can also lead to gynecomastia.
  • Breast enlargement and lumps in the breast could be felt.

PROCEDURE

Depending on the type of surgery, local or general anaesthesia is given. In case of liposuction on small areas local anaesthesia is being given and if liposuction is to be done on the large area than general anaesthesia is given. The surgery may last up to 1 to 3 hour depending upon the area.

RECOVERY FROM LIPOSUCTION

Pain, bruising and swelling is expected for a few days after surgery.A pressure garment is given to be worn after surgery.You might be prescribed to take rest for a few days before resuming physical activities and normal routine. Also, medications are being prescribed to reduce pain and infection.

Results are seen after a few weeks of surgery when skin resumes its normal shape and looks less bulky. Also, it is recommended to maintain your weight for long term results.

CHOOSING A SURGEON

An experienced and trusted surgeon is always a great option when it comes to liposuction surgery. Dr. Harkirandeep Singh is one of the trusted and most experienced surgeons who listens to your needs and treats you accordingly. Visit him at Golden Aesthetics -Above Charming Chicken, Majitha Road, Sehaj Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab for a treatment program.