Are you tired of being overweight and unhappy with your body? You’re not alone! Dr. Nilesh Satbhai , experienced plastic surgeon in Mumbai, can help by removing fat from specific areas that will give you self-confidence long after the procedure is done, so don’t wait another day–book an appointment today!
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from different areas of the body. The fat is removed through a hollow tube, called a cannula, which is inserted through small incisions in the skin. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift or tummy tuck. It should be noted that liposuction is a surgery for the removal of fat but not a procedure for weight reduction. Liposuction removes excess fat from a particular area of the body, such as the tummy, waist, or thighs, in a mild to moderately obese person.
Tumescent liposuction is a popular choice for those looking to remove excess fat from selected areas of the body. The technique involves pumping anesthesia and a vessel-constrictor below the skin to suction out fat. Small vacuum devices are then used to remove the fat for you.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction for removing unwanted fat. It uses the power of laser therapy and heat and requires injection with tumescent fluid beforehand.
Power-assisted liposuction, also known as PAL, is a type of body contouring surgery that uses specialized cannulas with a mechanized system. This system rapidly moves back and forth, allowing the surgeon to access fat more easily. With PAL, smaller incisions can be made without compromising on results!
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses sound waves to break up fatty tissue cells and remove the liquefied fat. This technique works best on fibrous areas like the back or male breast, or areas where liposuction was performed before. The ultrasound energy breaks up the fat cells so that they can be more easily removed by suction. This results in less trauma to the surrounding tissues and helps to reduce recovery time.
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai has provided the criteria for ideal candidates for liposuction:
The consultation begins with Dr. Nilesh Satbhai discussing your goals. Dr. Nilesh will review any medications or supplements you’re taking, as well as health problems that could affect treatment plans.
Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will recommend a course of treatment. Dr. Nilesh , will also discuss the likely outcomes. By the end of the consultation, you will feel comfortable with the treatment plan - knowing all the potential risks involved.
Anesthesia: The type of anesthesia used for liposuction will depend on the extent of the procedure and the preference of the patient. Local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia are all options that can be considered.
The incision and fat removal: Liposuction involves making small incisions in the skin and then inserting a thin hollow tube, or cannula, into the fat deposits. The cannula is then used to loosen the fat using a back-and-forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out using the cannula.
Post-fat removal: Once the fat is suctioned away, Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will remove any excess skin. The incisions are then closed with stitches or surgical tape.
Insurance companies will not cover liposuction because they deem it to be a cosmetic surgery. The price of liposuction can vary depending on the type of liposuction, type of anesthesia, number of areas being treated, consultation fees, fees of the surgeon, cost of the surgical facility, and cost of dressings, tests, and post-surgery garments.Request Appointment
A few benefits of liposuction are:
Majority of liposuction patients get discharged on the same day. Dr. Nilesh Satbhai will determine how long pressure garments need to be worn, but it is typically recommended that patients wear them for 3-4 months. The area that was treated may appear swollen for up to two weeks, but light activity can be resumed after just a few days. After two weeks, patients can return to their full-time work and lifting light weights. These gradual increases in activity help ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with liposuction. These include anesthesia risks, bruising at the sites of incisions, seroma, hematoma, chances of infection, and temporary numbness on the site of surgery. In rare cases, liposuction can also lead to undesirable results. However, utmost care is taken by Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nilesh Satbhai to make sure these risks don’t turn into a reality.
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