Liposuction Surgery in Hyderabad
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a type of fat-removal procedure from particular areas of the body used in plastic surgery.
There are three primary categories of people suitable for this surgery:
Category I: People with Nearly Normal Weight
Contrary to common perception these are the best candidates for liposuction.
- Men and women of normal weight who mainly want to improve their body shape and contours.
- People with fat deposits that are “trouble areas”, where exercise and diet seem not to have any effect, like love handles, abdomen, hips, arms.
- People with good elasticity in their skin, so when the fat is removed, they will achieve a smooth appearance.
Category II: Moderately Overweight
This category consists of those who are 10 to 50 percent above their normal weight, with fat everywhere but relatively excessive in one or two body parts like hips, abdomen, thighs. These body parts can be selectively liposuctioned to bring in harmony with the rest of the body.
These people seek liposuction surgery because they are unable to get back in shape with their diet and exercise or they have a short-term slimming target in a few months for some important event.
Safety: Liposuction of fat from one or two areas at a time with limited fat removal is safe.
Results: Results will need to be maintained. If the basic reason for weight gain- an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle remain, then the fat is bound to reaccumulate. Results are long lasting and can even improve if a person adopts a healthy lifestyle.
Category III: Grossly Obese
Those who are 30 to 100 percent or more above their ideal body weight are not good candidates for liposuction. These people have bulges everywhere, and sometimes they suffer from obesity-related conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. They want liposuction for weight reduction. This group does not benefit from liposuction even though liposuction is possible.
Safety: Liposuction is not meant for losing weight from the overall body. Expecting to lose more than 6 to 7 kgs of weight by liposuction can be risky.
Results: Poor, because the limited amount of fat that can be removed in one sitting will not give a satisfactory look. Unless they change their lifestyle drastically fat will come back.
A quick run through of what to expect during the procedure:
Discharge same day or next day
How is Liposuction done at Ambrosia clinic in Hyderabad?
Liposuction in Hyderabad is best advised at Ambrosia, where over two decades of expertise in the field is on your side. Dr. Priti Shukla, one of the preeminent plastic surgeons in Hyderabad, personally oversees the procedure and helps you map your informed decision making.
Steps to Liposuction
You can see the representative clinical pictures of patients to satisfy yourself about the procedure and ask any questions regarding the results, and possible risks of the surgery.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, and medications. It is important for you to provide complete information. You will be asked about your lifestyle and pattern of weight gain/loss.
Routine diagnostic tests to assess your fitness for surgery and anaesthesia will be ordered.
Once you have decided to undergo liposuction surgery in Hyderabad at Ambrosia, you will be evaluated for your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery by Dr Priti or if necessary by the anaesthesiologist. Your diagnostic test reports will be studied and you will be examined by taking measurements and clinical photographs for your medical record.
About the Liposuction Surgery at Ambrosia clinic in Hyderabad
Areas of fat deposits are marked. After giving anaesthesia, those a few 3 to 4 mm size cuts are made around the area, and tumescent fluid is injected into the fat through the holes. Later with hollow metal cannulas (tubes) with holes near the tip are passed through the same holes into the fat (Under the skin and over the muscle). The cannulas are attached to a liposuction vacuum machine through a plastic tube. Due to the powerful suction of the machine and to and fro movement of the cannula, fat is broken down into small pieces and is sucked out into the jar attached to the machine in liquid form
Recovery Timeline After Liposuction Surgery
Self Care: Getting dressed, combing hair, eating
Self Care: Preparing tea, heating food
Activity: Cooking, dusting, light household work
At what age can I consider getting liposuction surgery done?
Which parts of the body can be treated with Liposuction surgery?
Commonly treated areas are:
- Cheeks, jowls and neck
- Upper arms
- Breast or chest areas
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Inner knee
- Calves and ankles
What is the safe upper limit for liposuction in one sitting?
Liposuction of 500 ml or more fat is a major surgical procedure and is safe when done by a qualified person in a hospital with good anaesthetic and ICU facilities. In the absence of the above mentioned, even smaller liposuction can be risky.
How much scarring should I expect after liposuction?
What are the possible risks to expect in Liposuction surgery?
What are the safety measures of this procedure dependent on?
The main metrics of safety for this procedure are:
- The amount of fat Removed: Fat removal within 5-8 % of body weight in a single sitting is considered safe.
- Person’s Health: In people with diabetes/hypertension and other risk factors more precautions are required.
- Training of Surgeon: Qualified plastic surgeon trained in liposuction is recommended.
- Hospital Facilities: Complete monitoring is recommended. Larger the liposuction more the facilities needed, including ICU facility in the hospital.
What should I expect right after surgery?
Liposuctioned parts are covered in padding for the first two days post the surgery since the liposuction holes are left open usually, and there is a discharge of blood stained fluid which is soaked by padding. You will be wearing a stretchable tight garment on the operated part. Your dressings will be changed after two days in the doctor’s clinic. You can have a shower from the 4th day after surgery and can remove your dressings and wash your whole body. You will be given instructions about self-dressing at home after bath everyday.
Initially, you will notice the treated area is swollen and sometimes with black and blue patches. The area may also feel numb and tender. You will wear a support garment for 4-6 weeks until the swelling and discoloration diminish. There are no stitches.
- Normal Food: Same day
- Dressing Change: After 48 hours
- Bath: 4th day
- Pain: 1 week (Relieved with Painkiller Medications)
- Self Dressing: For ten days
- Skin Discoloration: 2 -3 weeks
- Swelling: 1 month
- Tenderness: Mild for 1-2 months
- Support Garment: 6 weeks or more
- Numbness: weeks or months
What results can I expect after liposuction?
When should I expect to see the final results of the procedure?
What changes can I expect in my body during the healing period after liposuction?
- First 15 days: Tenderness, numbness, swelling, bruising and no significant improvement in size. Soreness of muscles on movement.
- 15 days to 1 month: Clothes become looser, skin looks normal in colour, you can feel hardness and lumps if you press the liposuctioned part. Numbness persists. During this time you may feel occasional discomfort and pain, especially after exertion. You can take care of that by taking a painkiller pill and resting.
- 1 to 6 months: Numbness, hardness gradually returns to normal. Further reduction in inches and size up to 6 months provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle by regular moderate exercise and healthy diet.
When can I buy new clothes in a smaller size after the liposuction procedure?
What are the best methods to reduce the scarring after the procedure?
How long do the results last?
For how long do I need to consult the doctor after the procedure?
Please remember that the relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should contact Dr Priti.
What is injection lipolysis? Can it remove fat without surgery?
Can fat be removed without surgery by external application of ultrasound waves?
What is ultrasonic and vaser liposuction?
What is tumescent liposuction?
Will liposuction of the abdomen cause problems with pregnancy in the future?
Is liposuction a major or minor surgery?
How much rest do I need after liposuction of the arms?
Is my arm skin going to sag after fat removal?
I am slim overall, but my thighs have bulges that look awkward in jeans. Trousers that fit the thighs are loose at the waist. Can liposuction help remove these bulges permanently?
How much rest will I need after thigh liposuction?
What is arm or thigh lift?
An arm lift is sometimes needed for sagging arms after massive weight loss. Liposuction alone will not help because there is excess skin, which is removed through a cut in the armpit or down the arm.
A thigh lift is sometimes needed for sagging thighs after massive weight loss. Liposuction alone will not help because there is excess skin. Thigh skin is lifted up and removed along with liposuction.
My lower jaw area is heavy and I have a clear double chin. If I want a well-defined jawline, can I get liposuction done on my face?
How much rest is required after face/ neck liposuction?
Are there any risks of liposuction of the face/neck?
I am a 30 yr old male with an active lifestyle. I exercise regularly but still cannot get rid of the fat on my abdomen. Can liposuction give me a flat abdomen? Will it be permanent?
I am a mother of two and since then my tummy bulge refuses to go. I am eager to get back in shape. Can I have liposuction of my tummy area?
Someone I know has had liposuction done, but still looks obese. Has his liposuction failed?
I am a 22 yr old male and have a very prominent chest (almost like a female). I have tried losing weight but there is no change. Can liposuction remove all that fat?
Your condition is called gynecomastia where your breast gland is enlarged. Liposuction can partially reduce the chest, but usually, additional removal of the firm gland is required by gynecomastia surgery.
I am a 20 yr old female with large breasts that are embarrassing. Can I have them reduced in size with liposuction?
Breasts are not pure fat. There is a harder gland part also which can not come out in liquid form through liposuction cannulas. Therefore only small reduction is possible by liposuction. You should consider the option of breast reduction surgery.
After having two children, my breasts have become very small, but I have excess fat around my waist and thighs? If I get liposuction done in those areas, can the same fat be injected to enlarge my breasts?
Liposuctioned fat can always be injected elsewhere. Fat transfer into breasts and buttocks can help enhance your body shape.
I had lovely laugh lines that made me look attractive when I smiled, or so my friends said. But it worried me that my skin was getting less supple as I grew older. Having read and heard so much about skin tightening treatments, I decided to give it a shot. My first consultation at Ambrosia helped me understand what to expect and how to care for my skin post procedure. Dr. Priti’s thoroughness during the examination was very reassuring too. I thoroughly recommend everyone who is concerned about their skin looking uncared for as they age. Ambrosia totally helped me remind myself that age is only a number. Thank you Dr. Priti for your magic.
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My teenage acne had left a lot of scars on my face. That was all I saw when I looked in the mirror. While searching for treatment, I came across Ambrosia and decided to check out what could be done about it. My first impression when I walked in was one of complete ease with the warmth of the staff and the calm atmosphere. The initial consultation helped me understand what can be done to gradually remove the scars on my face as well as what I needed to do post-procedure. I am so happy with the results and go out of my way to mention Ambrosia whenever someone points out how smooth and beautiful my skin looks now. Thank you Ambrosia!
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I had broken my nose as a child after a fall. It was misshapen because of that. The twisted nose also led to breathing problems. Searching for solutions, I came across Ambrosia Clinic and the procedures they offer to correct that. I was suggested surgery. I am thankful to the team of plastic surgeons who helped correct my nose as well as the breathing problems. My recovery time was minimal and I am able to lead a normal life since then. A big thank you to the great team at Ambrosia.
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