Obesity is when a person is overweight and exceeds the ideal BMI range. There are bariatric treatments which can treat an obese person. Dr. Mrinalini Sharma, top Plastic Surgeon in Delhi, suggest Liposuction treatment for people who have a healthy BMI range but have accumulated fat in specific specific areas of the body like abdomen, hips, thighs etc. and is not able to manage weight through exercise and diet.
In a Liposuction treatment fat cells are removed from your body so it won’t grow back. So, the areas of your body that are treated with liposuction remain in shape. However, for a healthy lifestyle and to manage your ideal overall weight healthy diet and regular exercise are advised.
Dr. Mrinalini Sharma advises her patients to rest for a couple of days post liposuction surgery and you can resume work after that. It is suggested not to indulge in heavy exercise or weight training for around a month.
Your surgeon will suggest you to wear elastic garments customized for you. This elastic/compression garment will help in tightening your skin and control the internal bleeding after the treatment. Dr. Mrinalini advises to wear these garments beneath your regular clothes for initial few months depending on the extent of the liposuction treatment performed.
Tumescent anesthesia (a local anesthetic solution is injected) can be used for performing liposuction on small areas which will relieve pain. But the larger areas requires general or spinal anesthesia.
Post a liposuction surgery the patients will be discharged in a day or on the same day in some cases. There can be mild bruises or swelling which will recover between a week to a fortnight post-op. Heavy exercises are to be avoided for first few months though light exercises can be done. The complete results will be visible within a few months.