Liposuction, casually referred to as ‘Lipo’ is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape the body parts by slimming them down which is done by removing the excess fat. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and shall not be assumed as a substitute to healthy lifestyle habits. Liposuction is suggested for a person who is otherwise healthy but have fat stored I specific body parts. Liposuction is basically a body contouring technique which is most commonly used for upper arms, abdomen, butts and thighs.
Before initiating the liposuction treatment, the plastic surgeon creates markings on the body parts which are to be treated and the specific areas which need to be suctioned are marked in circles. Incisions (3mm to 4mm in length) are set in the hidden areas. At Aestiva Clinic, a local anesthesia and mild sedation are given for small volume liposuction while a general anesthesia is preferred for large volume liposuction.
Area to be treated with Liposuction
- Upper Arms
Why Liposuction Treatment?
- Liposuction provides optimum results as compared to non-invasive procedures
- One treatment can treat all your problem areas.
Indications for Liposuction:
1. Body contouring
1.1 Treatment for multiple lipomas:
Lipomatosis causes multiple lipomas in some people, which means the existence of clumps of fat accumulated in various body parts. Though it is considered a benign condition it results in disfiguring the patient’s body.
Multiple lipomas occur in a condition called lipomatosis which occurs in some people. It is characterized by a number of lumps of fat occurring all over the body. Despite being a benign condition, it is often a cosmetically disfiguring condition. The traditional way to treat multiple lipomas was to expunge individual lipomas mainly if they were causing pain or were prominently visible. This procedure leaves scars which eventually fade.
Microliposuction is an advanced cosmetic surgery procedure to remove fat from small areas including cheeks, chin and neck. The instruments used for s microliposuction treatment are very fine and therefore, cause minimal discomfort to the patients. In this procedure, the small diameter cannulas (2mm) are used. This is a quick surgical procedure which is done under local anesthesia and the patient can resume daily activities the very next day. There are no health risks except for mild pain, bruising, or swelling.
2. Double chin reduction
The most commonly used cosmetic surgery procedure for treating a double chin is Microliposuction. As already mentioned, Microliposuction is performed under local anaesthesia and uses very fine cannulas. The procedure includes removal of fat from submental area and post procedure Dr. Mrinalini Sharma advises her patients to wear a chin strap for optimum results for at least a first few weeks.