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The surgical procedure of removing excess fat from the body – from areas such as abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms or neck – via a suction technique is called Body Contouring Surgery. It is commonly called Liposuction.
The surgical procedure of removing excess fat from the body - from areas such as abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms or neck - via a suction technique is called Body Contouring Surgery. It is also called Liposuction or Lipoplasty.
As you gain weight, there is increase in fat cells - by size and by volume. Liposuction is used to remove such fat cells. As a result, the procedure provides a contour to that particular body area till the weight does not increase abdruptly.
The procedure can be performed via 3 techniques:
Body Contouring Surgery is mostly used for contouring or enhancing shape of a body area. It is not considered a weight loss procedure. It is used when you have too much fat is a particular area of your body. It is performed in arms, abdomen, buttocks, calves, chest, back, hips, thighs and neck when there are:
Sometimes it is also used in breast reduction.
Liposuction can only be carried out when there are no health complications likes Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Diabetes, Blood flow problems or low immunity.
Your surgeon will check your medical history and ask for details of supplements and medications you are taking. You will be asked to stop consuming alcohol or tobacco (in any form) atleast a month before the procedure.
Photos might be taken before the surgery to compare the before and after conditions.
Depending on that and on the amount of fat being removed, you will be given general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia. The length of the procedure also depends on the amount of fat to be removed.
During the surgery you can expect:
You can go back home a few hours after the surgery. Some of the things you can expect after the surgery are:
You can go back to normal routine generally after a few days of the surgery. The time taken for the treated area to look less bulky is usually around 2 to 4 weeks.
Although rare, some of the possible complications and risks are:
The average cost ranges from 50,000 to 2,00,000 INR in Indian hospitals.
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