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5 Liposuction Surgery Facts You Didn’t Know

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Liposuction surgery is basically for improving body contouring by removing fats from different areas. It is done by inserting tubes under the skin to suction out the fat from that particular area. This basically focuses on removing the excess fat from the abdomen, outer thighs, and flanks. It is preferred mostly because it is a faster way of reshaping the body by targeting the isolated parts in the body where fat is deposited. However, it is a common perception that liposuction surgery can bring about weight loss.

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4 Criteria for Liposuction Surgery Eligibility 

1. The weight of the candidate for the surgery should be average or just slightly above average.

2. The firmer the skin of the candidate the better. 

3. The candidates should have localized centres accumulating fats in their body.

4. Under general conditions, the candidate should have a normal healthy body.

Liposuction Surgery is generally found to be helpful fin fat removal from the following areas

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Wasit
  • Hips
  • Upper arms
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck

Liposuction surgery and the weight loss myth

Just because this cosmetic surgery can remove the fatty accumulated areas from the body, it is often thought of as a surgery for weight loss, which is not at all true. People with obesity issues are often found to be excited about liposuction surgery but in vain. It is a surgery that just helps in contouring or shaping of the body by suctioning out uneven fat areas in the body. In fact, a person undergoing liposuction will see no huge weight reduction at all. However, post the surgery, they will weigh lighter with some amount of fats being removed.

5 Types of Liposuction Surgery

There are different types of liposuction depending on the technique used. Here are the 5 liposuction surgery types

a) UAL This liposuction surgery utilizes ultrasound that melts the fat underneath the skin or muscles of the body. It then removes the melted fat through the cannula.

Risk factor: May cause burns due to the fat melting process.

b) Tumescent liposuction: As mentioned in WebMD, this process proceeds with numbing the area of the body through a local anaesthesia. This is the area where the tube for suction is inserted. Then a large amount of anaesthesia is injected into the fatty tissues prior the surgery.

c) Power-assisted liposuction: This is almost similar to tumescent liposuction surgery technique. It just uses another vibrating tool to enhance the fat breakdown process. This makes it easier for fats to be removed. It is most preferred for the abdomen and back areas of the body.

d) LAL: This is the Laser Assisted Liposuction Surgery that utilises low energy waves to melt the stored fat.

e) Vaser liposuction: It is another version of liposuction surgery technique where a grooved cannula is used. This cannula disperses energy evenly in the areas and enhances breaking down of fat.

5 Facts about Liposuction Surgery

1. The fat may bounce back

Although liposuction surgery goes for removal of fat, this fat may bounce back. Well, you must be wondering that the fat areas are removed. Well, the fat now bounces back and get stored in newer areas. Yes, you might find the areas that were previously flatter are now getting fatter!

The fat may bounce back
The fat may bounce back

2. This cannot replace diet and exercise

If you think that once undergoing the cosmetic surgery you won’t have to take care of what you eat or your physical activities, you are wrong!No cosmetic surgery can replace a healthy lifestyle. In fact, after the liposuction surgery, you have to be more careful about what you eat. So, in order to have a successful after surgery journey, take good care of your diet and exercise well. 

Liposuction can never replace diet and exercise

3. Results will not be completely visible immediately

While you may find a few of the changes right away after the surgery but full improvements may take a long time to be noticeable. It might even take several months for the changes to be visible.

Results may not be visible right after liposuction surgery

4. Liposuction is a beauty treatment

While many Tinsel town, actors have gone through liposuction including the ravishing Shilpa Shetty and the Tollywood hunk NTR liposuction is also used to treat certain medical conditions like removing fatty tumours, removing fat when there are issues with body’s fat metabolism etc.

NTR underwent liposuction
Pic Courtesy: NTR(1)

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Shilpa-Shetty underwent liposuction
Shilpa-Shetty underwent liposuction(2)

5. Liposuction has side effects

Well, no cosmetic surgery is without side effects. Liposuction comes with a fair share of them too. Swelling, bruising, soreness, irritation are the common liposuction side effects. However, a more intense side effect of damages to the nerves and skin near the targeted areas can be bad.

Liposuction has side effects

Did you know  a liposuction sugery cost in India is somewhere around Rs.50,000 to Rs.1,50,000? 

So be it for fat removal or reshaping the body, a surgery comes with its own share of side-effects. We have let you see the different aspects of liposuction surgery and the rest depends upon you. In Truweight, we believe the natural way is the best way to deal with health concerns that include weight management too. So the choice is yours!