Your Definitive Guide To Liposuction: Costs, Benefits, Procedure, Risks And Recovery

Liposuction: An overview on surgical & non-surgical fat reduction.

Too much fat? Take a syringe and suck out the fat – the concept is as simple as that. Thanks to our wonderful medical advances, liposuction has become a safe way to reduce your weight quickly. However, it is not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle.

If you are facing a hard time cutting out the extra fat off, liposuction can surely help you tone up your figure.

How does it work?

Well, here’s an overview of all you need to know about liposuction.

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  • What Is Liposuction?
  • Am I A Good Candidate?
  • Liposuction For Different Body Parts
  • Liposuction Procedure
  • Can Liposuction Be Non-Surgical?
  • Different Techniques Of Liposuction
  • Any Risks?
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Recovery & Results
  • Cost Of Treatment
  • FAQs

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Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery opted by people around the world. The popularity of it has only seen steady rise for the last decade and longer. And this has good reasons – it’s high success rate and wonderful cosmetic results have attracted the attention of people for both its aesthetic appeal and health benefits.

What Is Liposuction?

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the body. It is ideal for areas like hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, and arms. If these areas are extra fatty and are unresponsive to diet and exercise, liposuction can extract fat cells and restore the balance.

Am I A Good Candidate For Liposuction?

You can opt for liposuction if you have any of the following concerns:

  • You are not able to get in shape even after a proper diet and targeted exercise.
  • The fatty areas of your body do not fit in your regular cloth size.
  • Fat makes the top and the bottom portion of your body disproportionate.
  • If your arms are fat and saggy.
  • If you have unwanted fat in armpits or folds on back.
  • If you have flanks.

On this note, please understand that all the fat cells cannot be taken out – that is not medically safe. Your doctor will discuss with you the safety limits.

However, if you want a perfect figure and a long lasting result after liposuction, you need to be of nearly normal weight. In fact, even after the surgery, you should not gain further weight. You must retain your ‘new’ weight through diet and exercise.

Who Should Avoid Liposuction?

Liposuction is not for all ‘fat’ people. You cannot take a liposuction surgery if you have any serious health issues. The following are a few criteria where you cannot go through with a liposuction surgery:

  • Those who are continuing to gain weight abnormally.
  • Those who are not willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and exercise.
  • Those who are obese and have weight-related health issues.
  • Those who have a lot of loose skin but very less fat.

People with high bp, diabetes, cancer or other chronic diseases should disclose their entire medical history to the doctor so that she can make a clear idea of whether or not it will be safe for you to take the surgery.

Which Body Parts Can Liposuction Treat?

Any area of the body that has a fat deposit and is causing contour deformity can be liposuctioned. Most common body areas that need liposuction are:

Abdomen Liposuction: For both men and women, abdomen fat is most resistant to diet and exercise. Hence, many people chose to take a liposuction surgery in the abdominal area.

Flanks (love handles) Liposuction: In men, flanks are the portions which ruin the masculine shape. Doing flank liposuction gives the V-shape that ideally makes the male waistline. In women, it’s often combined with liposuction of the abdomen to create an hourglass figure.

Hips Liposuction: Women are more prone to retaining fat deposits in their hips. Hip fat makes the lower body asymmetrically wide. It is called saddlebag deformity or riding breech deformity. This can be fixed through a hip liposuction.

Thighs Liposuction: Liposuction for thighs is performed chiefly on women. Outer or inner thighs are liposuctioned commonly. A few men have thigh fat deposits too.

Arms Liposuction: Liposuction on the arms can give the toned look to arms by removing excess fat and thus, removing the saggy appearance.

Face, Neck & Chin Liposuction: Double-chin is a big fashion kill. Both men & women want that sharp triangular jawline. And they can achieve that by cutting out the sag through a facial liposuction. This procedure is entirely effortless and yet, is very safe.

This type of liposuction is mostly performed under the influence of a local anaesthesia. A micro-cannula is used to perform the tumescent technique on the fatty area. This minimal invasion eliminates the chances of scarring. The best results can be achieved if this treatment is taken in combination with botox or other dermal fillers.

Liposuction Of The Male Chest: Gynaecomastia is a condition where a man develops ‘man boobs’. The excess fat cells in such a ‘man boob’ can be extracted through a liposuction. It is generally done along with gland excision to ensure best results.

Liposuction Of Breasts: Some women develop very large breasts which cause them inconvenience in daily life. They have difficulty exercising and they cannot find well-fitting clothes. In such cases, women can opt for liposuction of breasts to reduce the volume of their breasts.

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How Is A Liposuction Procedure Done?

A traditional liposuction surgery is performed in an operating room under local or general anaesthesia. A few 3-4 mm size cut is made near the area, and tumescent fluid is injected under the skin, into the fat.

(A tumescent fluid contains anaesthesia and adrenalin. The anaesthesia eases your pain and the adrenalin shrinks the blood vessels. This, in turn, makes the fat bloodless which reduces procedural bleeding.)

If a different technique is used, fat is liquefied using a different kind of technique. But once the fat is loose, hollow metal cannulas (pipes) are passed through the incision into the fat. The cannula is attached to a liposuction vacuum machine.

The powerful suction of the machine and the to-and-fro movement of the cannula breaks the fat down into small pieces. It is then sucked out in liquid form. The extracted fat is usually disposed of.

Is A Liposuction Surgery Risky?

Every surgery will have some degree of risk involved. Hence, before going through any surgery, you must consider the associated risks. Our cosmetologists can guide you on how to manage any possible minor or major complications.

The following are some risks which you should know before you go under the cannula:

Common Procedural Risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling & Infection
  • Blood clotting
  • Burns from laser and ultrasounds
  • Seroma (collection of fluid under the skin)
  • Piercing in abdominal walls
  • Damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Pulmonary embolism – blood clot in lungs.

Possible Long-Term Risks:

  • Numbness
  • Discolouration of the skin or scarring
  • Decrease/change in skin sensation – usually temporary
  • Asymmetric outcome
  • Loose or rippled skin

How To Avoid The Risks Of Liposuction?

The risk of liposuction can be reduced drastically by just being more cautious.

Here are some things that you need to consider:

  • The Amount Of Fat Removed: Fat removal within 5-8 % of the body weight in a single sitting is considered safe.
  • Person’s Health: Diabetes, high blood pressure or similar chronic diseases make liposuction a little more risky. So, if you suffer from any such condition, talk to your surgeon before you take the surgery.
  • Expertise Of The Surgeon: A cosmetic surgeon is considered trained and qualified only if she possess certain degrees like MBBS, MS (surgery), MCH (plastic surgery) and has an experience of at least 5 years. Only such a surgeon can help you get the best results without compromising the safety factor.
  • Hospital Facilities: Since general anaesthesia is required during a liposuction, a patient needs to be monitored every moment until s/he regains consciousness completely. Hence, it’s safe to have an ICU facility.

No one can guarantee a 100% success for your liposuction. But, at Ambrosia, we make sure that the risks are kept to minimum.

We also offer revision surgery to correct if anyone has experienced a bad liposuction surgery.

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Can Liposuction Be Non-Surgical?

There are certain fat reduction methods which do not require surgery. Mistakenly, some people refer to those as non-surgical liposuction.

Liposuction is the suction of lipid (fat) from the body. Any treatment that does not do that cannot be technically called a liposuction. Non-surgical fat removal options include various machines that are used over the skin of your abdomen or thighs. However, the end results of a non-surgical fat reduction cannot be compared to the surgical liposuction since the results are drastically better with the later.

These machines have cups or probes that pass some kind of energy rays like ultrasound, radiofrequency or cooling into the fat to destroy the fat cells. Fat cells absorb the energy and breakdown. Fat discharged from broken down cells is slowly absorbed into the blood and metabolised by the liver and discarded. Cryolipolysis (Coolsculpting, Zeltiq), High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound( HIFU, Ultralipo) and Radiofrequency (Viora) are some of the non-surgical fat reduction methods.

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Vs Liposuction:

There are few similarities and many differences between liposuction and non-surgical fat reduction.

Here are some:

  1. Non-surgical fat reduction methods leave broken fat inside the body and body has to metabolise the free fat. That is why, it takes about 3 months to see even a small reduction.
    Liposuction removes up to 5 litres of fat in one sitting which is sucked out and disposed of. The result of liposuction is visible to a great extent soon after the surgery. Nearly 90% of the final outcome is visible after just a month.
  2. Non-surgical fat reduction is performed under the supervision of a plastic surgeon by therapists.
    Liposuction requires hands-on treatment by a qualified plastic surgeon under the influence of anaesthesia.
  3. Non-surgical fat reduction has no downtime.
    Liposuction has some downtime, especially if a lot of fat is removed.
  4. Non-surgical fat reduction has minimal pain after the procedure.
    Liposuction has post-procedural pain for a couple of weeks which can be managed with pain medication.
  5. The main difference can be seen in the final outcome.
    Non-surgical fat reduction does not work on large volumes of fatty area. Only a liposuction can help you there.
  6. Non-surgical fat reduction can reduce only small deposits of fat. At least, four sittings, done at 1 month intervals each are required to target just one area.Liposuction can address many areas at the same time without anyhealth risk.

However, if you have set your mind on a non-surgical treatment, we do offer a non-surgical fat reduction technique as well. But fat removing injections only work for removing small portions of fat. Its scope is very limited – any minor result achieved from such a treatment is not even comparable to the wondrous results that a liposuction surgery can bring.

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What Are The Different Techniques Of Liposuction?

There are many techniques that can be used for a liposuction surgery. The excess fat in different areas of the body requires a specialised technique for fat extraction so that the final outcome does not look bumpy or saggy but shapely polished. The use of technology also depends on how much fat you aim to extract. Some would choose a more traditional treatment for budget management.

However, the result of the surgery does not depend on the technique used. The doctor looks into the requirement of the patient and suggests the technique that will best suit the patient’s need.

Types Of Liposuction Techniques

  • Tumescent Liposuction: In all modern liposuction procedures, a special mix of fluid, called the tumescent solution, is injected into the fat before sucking it out. The fluid is a salt solution that contains anaesthesia. The solution swells the fatty tissue, makes it numb and bloodless. Tumescent liposuction is used in all forms of liposuctions nowadays.
  • Traditional Liposuction: It is done using a thin hollow metal cannula of 3-4 mm diameter and 12-15 inch length. The cannula is connected to a suction pump. It is inserted into the fat under the skin through a small incision and is moved around to break the fat cells.

This is one of the most effective and popular techniques used in liposuction. Fat deposits from deep within the skin can be removed using this technique. We mostly use this technique for extracting fat from the face and waist.

  • Ultrasonic Liposuction: In this technique, the cannula emits harmless ultrasonic sound waves into the fat deposits to liquefy fat cell. This eases the removal of fat. Denser and fibrous fat can be removed using this technique. The heat produced by these waves also stimulates the skin to tighten it.

Vaser Liposuction is a type of ultrasound liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to aid in breaking the fat into liquid.
Caution: The heat of the ultrasound can also cause skin burns and nerve injury if applied excessively.

  • Laser Liposuction: Just like ultrasonic liposuction, laser liposuction also used heat to melt away the fat. But instead of sound waves, light is used to generate the required heat. The wavelength of the light can be manipulated as required.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction: During a liposuction surgery, the plastic surgeon generally moves the cannula around to break down the fat. But in a power-assisted liposuction, the tip of the cannula vibrates and breaks down the fat without the interference of the surgeon.
  • Water Jet-Assisted Liposuction: Here, the cannula sends in the tumescent fluid like a jet flow and the pressure of fluid helps in separating the fat cells.
  • Abdominal Etching: This procedure is designed to enhance the abdominal muscles and give you a desirable set of six-pack abs. This procedure can use either traditional, ultrasound, or laser-assisted techniques to perform this minimal recovery treatment.

How Much Can A Liposuction Cost?

The general notion is that liposuction costs a lot. But how true is it? And what actually are you paying for? Let’s discuss.

A lot of factors add up to build the cost of the surgery. Cost of liposuction includes the charges of the surgeon, cost of anaesthesia, cost of the medical instruments, clinic charges and many more.

The final price also depends on the choice of treatment, the health condition of the patient, and the preferred outlook. The additional factors may include:

  • Treatment Area: A larger area will obviously cost more. Plus, if someone is opting for multiple procedures on various areas, that also need to be considered.
  • Treatment Spot: Facial liposuction is trickier that abdominal liposuction. There are so many nerves; plus, facial contouring is more sensitive. Hence, the comparative cost will be more.
  • BMI: Patients with a higher the BMI can expect the treatment to be more pricey. Because in that case, a larger volume of fat will be removed.
  • Procedure: Advanced methods like ultrasound or laser-assisted liposuction typically are more expensive.

The expertise of your surgeon and the goodwill of the clinic also contribute to a higher rate for the surgery. However, it is important that for a surgery like this, which can attract a heavy penalty for even a small mistake, you must give preference to the quality and not to the price.

At Ambrosia, we emphasise on clarity. You can consult our doctor and get a good estimate before the surgery. Accordingly, you can manage your fund. In general, you can expect a range of Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.

We offer easy financing/ EMI options for better affordability.

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We understand that going under the knife is scary. You need to make a careful decision when you consider changing your body shape. We believe, we can help you out in this process. This is why we encourage you to speak to us openly about your desires and doubts.

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures taken worldwide to transform your look. This is a commonly opted treatment in Hyderabad where Ambrosia Clinic is one of the leading centers for liposuction surgeries. People from Hyderabad, India & abroad have loved the new look that they have got here.

Our clinic is headed by one of the best plastic surgeons of India, Dr. Priti Shukla. Feel free to come and consult us if you want to get a liposuction surgery. You can avail a free consultation with our experts to clarify your doubts and get a better understanding of the treatment.

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How Can I Prepare For A Liposuction Surgery?

Before your surgery, your surgeon will take a detailed report of your health condition including if you have any heart condition or any other major disease. But at the same time, you will need to report to your doctor if you have high bp or if you are under any kind of medication.

Based on your medical history, health condition and your desired results, the entire liposuction plan will be made. And as per the plan, you will start preparing for the surgery two weeks ahead.

However, you need to lose some weight before the surgery to meet your cosmetic target or your ideal weight, you may require a few months of diet and exercise before the liposuction surgery.

Pre-operative Care:

2 Weeks Before The Surgery

First, we will advise you to take some blood tests. If there are any issues with your health, then there will be enough time to set them right through diet, lifestyle changes or medication.

Additionally, practise the following:

  • Do not smoke or drink.
  • Talk to your doctor about taking any medicines or supplements.
  • Do not take blood-thinning medicines.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Eat foods which contain more Vitamin C.

Last-Minute Preparations

  • Eat light the night before the surgery.
  • Get a good sleep.
  • Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to the surgery.
  • Wear something comfortable.
  • Do not wear any jewellery or makeup on the day of the surgery.
  • Arrange for a drop off to the clinic and a pickup as well.

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How Can I Recover Better Post Liposuction Surgery?

Regardless of how big or small the procedure is, you will get a detailed instruction on what to expect and how to take care of yourself during the recovery period.

Nonetheless, here are a few basic guidelines that will help you heal smartly.

Post-Operative Care:

Many other plastic surgeons do not use these stitches. In those cases, you will see some liquid seeping out of the holes for a few days in the beginning.

At Ambrosia, we use fine, absorbable stitches to close the liposuction incision and cover those with small waterproof band-aid like dressings. So, after your surgery your stitches will be dry, and you will not feel much discomfort.

Stitches fall off in 10 days. In addition, you will have a special surgical garment which you will wear for a month after the liposuction surgery and take it off only during shower.

In addition, do the following:

  • Keep the incisions clean, dry and unagitated.
  • Do not swim.
  • Stay away from sunlight.
  • Use the prescribed pain medications as advised strictly.
  • Shower after one day and daily thereafter. No bathtub.
  • Wear the special compression garment for 6 weeks.
  • DO NOT miss the postoperative check-up sessions.
  • Mild activity is generally encouraged to prevent a blood clot.

Consult the doctor if you see any abnormality or feel any discomfort.

When Can I See My New Look?

Liposuction is not a minor surgery. You cannot expect to have a beach-body ready the next day. Recovery will take time. But as long as it’s steady and there’s no complication, there’s nothing to worry about.

Surgical Recovery:

Initially: General anaesthesia and local anaesthesia both are safe for same day discharge. Hence, you may or may not require to stay overnight in the hospital. It depends on how much fat was removed, and not on the type of anaesthesia.

1st Week: It will take at least a week to recover from the immediate surgical effects. Over this time, you will feel tired and will need to rest if you had more than 2-3 litres of fat removed.

For fewer quantities, the period of rest is less. Swelling, pain and redness are normal. You can manage swelling by using a cold compression. Pain persists all over the area where liposuction is done, but it is generally bearable. If not, use only the prescribed painkillers within prescribed doses.

However, the good news is you can resume your normal daily activities within 3-10 days depending on how major your liposuction procedure was. In fact, if your job is not physically exhaustive, you can go back to work as well.

If you want to wear makeup in the surgical area, you can do so after 2 days, with doctor’s approval.

2nd Week Onwards: From the second week, your healing will be more visible. The operated area may feel stiff; lumps are also normal. But, everything will look normal from outside. (Skin discolouration may persist).

So, if you still see swelling or feel pain or other discomfort, consult the physician.

By the end of the third week, most patients recover from the surgery entirely. However, you will still be wearing a compression garment.

Final Outcome: To see the final outcome of the surgery, you will have to wait a little longer. Depending upon where the surgery was performed and how much fat was removed and if any additional treatment was undertaken, it could take up to 3-6 months for the new look to reveal itself.

How Long Will The Result Last?

Your new weight and look after a liposuction can last for a lifetime if it is maintained with a healthy diet and targeted exercise. Your doctor will guide you on what to include in your regular diet and what kind of exercises will be beneficial.

As we know, all fat cells are not removed during liposuction, if you fall back on unhealthy food habits, those remaining fat cells can start accommodating more fat making you gain weight again.

Note: Liposuction reduces fat in the operated area only. For example, if you take an abdominal liposuction, it will only decrease your waist size; it will have no effect on your arms, thighs or face.

The scope of liposuction surgery is increasing with every new research they perform on this medical technique. What your friend could not achieve a year ago, might be possible for you today. At Ambrosia, we encourage you to discuss your expectations and preferences in details with Dr. Priti Shukla. She can help you set your expectations right and get the best results.

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Patient Reviews

“I had liposuction done by Dr Priti Shukla.I was not interested in general anaesthetic and I was provided with option if local anaesthetic and iv sedation which I decided upon. I had liposuction of abdomen and love handles. Procedure was painless and day care surgery. I felt fine to join my work after 2 days. Result looks good. Dr Priti Shukla is very knowledgeable and inspires confidence. I had consulted other plastic surgeons in UK and found Dr Priti Shukla and her staff to be very professional. The hospital is impressive and staff helpful and very professional.”

  1. Great experience with a great doctor

“Had done liposuction on arms and thighs, it’s almost 3 weeks now and feeling great, bruising and swelling almost gone. And the results are looking fabulous. Initially, I was very apprehensive to go under the knife, but after meeting Dr. Priti, the confidence and knowledge which is exhibited in our first meeting helped me to take my decision to undergo the procedure.”

“I was very unhappy for having a bouncy and heavy tummy. I lost my confidence and was having no way to find a solution. I heard a lot about surgeries like advantages and disadvantages. But, I finally made up my mind to meet Dr Priti as I found her the best. I underwent liposuction of my tummy and it is 2 months for now I am very happy looking at myself. Finally speaking about the staff they are very supportive and professional. All thanks to Dr Priti & staff of Ambrosia”.


“Being out of shape is one of the scariest sin of today’s world. Not only its bad for health but also only a fat person can understand how humiliating people make their lives. Thankfully there are ample options available in market today. I would like to say that surgery (in the form of liposuction, abdominoplasty) should also be considered as a healthy and an easily approachable option. I preferred Hyderabad over Mumbai and Delhi because of Dr. Priti. She promotes healthy living and is very confident and convincing performer in her field. She gives patients personal attention and would personally clear all the doubts that may occur in a patient’s mind while going through this treatment. I would strongly recommend her for any cosmetic treatment.”


What is the ideal age for liposuction?

A person of 18 years of age or older is eligible for going through a liposuction. However, there is no upper age limit. In case of teenage boys who have gynaecomastia (fat in chest that gives a breast-like look), liposuction is done even before 18.

How many areas of the body can be treated simultaneously?

Two or three areas can be combined safely as long as the overall fat to be removed does not exceed the safety limits. But this will proportionally increase the surgery time and overall recovery time.

What is the safe upper limit for fat removal by liposuction in one sitting?

ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and several other world authorities recommend that fat can be removed up to 5-8 percent of body weight as an upper limit. This means that 5 kg can be safely removed from a 60 kg person and 8 kg from a 100 kg person.

Removal of more fat is occasionally done if the person is perfectly healthy and is willing to accept higher risk. This can be done only in a hospital with ultramodern support systems.

Will there be scars after a liposuction?

The small 3 to 4 mm cuts used for liposuction are made within the natural fold of the body. So, scars are not very visible – it’s only a small spot-like mark that blends over time.

When should I buy new clothes after a liposuction?

You should wait for at least six weeks before buying new clothes since that’s how much time it takes for the final size to show up after the swelling subsides.

How can we reduce the scarring?

Scars are very minimal and are hidden within your natural body creases. But, as an additional precaution, you can use a prescribed anti-scar cream or gel.

How long will the result last?

With proper diet and exercise, if you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results of a liposuction are permanent.

How long do post-liposuction check-ups continue?

You will return to the clinic for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, usually two days, two weeks, one month and three months later. At these visits, your progress will be evaluated, and minor problems are taken care of. You are not charged for the follow-up visits after the surgery up to one year.

We may schedule additional check-ups for you if needed.

What is Injection Lipolysis? Can it remove fat without surgery? Injection lipolysis technique uses a chemical substance which is injected into the fatty deposits dissolve fat. Only a very small fatty deposit can be treated by this, and multiple sittings are required. This technique is not as popular as liposuction due to its limitations.

Are there any long-term side-effects of liposuction?

No. Once you have recovered fully from your surgery, you don’t have to worry about any more complication. Just maintain the new weight with diet and exercise.

Does liposuction of abdomen cause problems with pregnancy in the future?

No. Liposuction only removes the fat. The inner reproductive organs or the muscles stay untouched and unharmed. Even the skin retains its flexibility. Liposuction, in no way, affects your pregnancy.

I am of 75kg and I want to lose 15kg. Can I do a liposuction?

Yes, you can have liposuction done. But remember, liposuction is not a good option to lose all that weight. You can choose one or two areas and get 6-7 litres (kilos) of fat removed in one sitting. Then either you can take care of the remaining weight by diet and exercise or can go for another sitting of liposuction after 2-3 months.

If you are not able to follow a healthy lifestyle and that is the reason for your obesity, you will have to consider the possibility of your weight coming back.

Do I have to follow a specific diet after my liposuction?
No, a healthy diet with limited calories which is suitable for your body will help you maintain weight and figure.

How much time gap is required between 2 sessions of liposuction?
A 2 to 3 months wait between two sessions for liposuction is advisable. This will allow the body to recover before you go for another procedure.

How many times can I repeat liposuction, if I gain weight again?
Liposuction of the same area of the body can be repeated, but it becomes difficult. However, liposuction of another fatty body part is possible.

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Arm Liposuction

How much rest will I need after a arm liposuction?

You can go home after the surgery on the same day. You will have an elastic garment on your arms which you will have to wear for a month. It can be hidden inside long sleeves. You can join back work light in 4-7 days. Swelling disappears in 4-6 weeks. Arm exercises can be done after one month.

Will my arm skin look saggy after an arm liposuction?

Skin quality can be assessed before surgery. If the skin has reasonably good tone, it will shrink. Special cannulas and techniques can be used to minimise the risk of sagging.

However, if your skin is already saggy with stretch marks, there is a chance of sagging, especially if you are older and have thin skin. Although, three months after the liposuction, excess skin can be removed through a cut in the armpit to give your arms a toned look.

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is sometimes needed for sagging arms after a 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.

Thigh Liposuction

How much time will it take to recover from a thigh liposuction?

You can go home after the surgery if the fat removal is limited. You will have an elastic garment on your thighs which you will have to wear for a month. It can be hidden inside trousers. You can join back work light in 4-7 days. Swelling disappears in 4-6 weeks. Leg exercises can be done after one month.

What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is sometimes needed for sagging thighs after a massive weight loss. Liposuction alone will not help because there is excess skin. Thigh skin is lifted up and removed along with liposuction.

Face And Neck Liposuction

How much time will it take to recover from a face/neck liposuction?

You can go home after the surgery. You will have an elastic chin strap which you will have to wear for a month. You can join back work light in 4 to 7 days. Swelling disappears in 4 to 6 weeks.

Are there any added risk for a face/neck liposuction?
There is a very small risk of injury to certain branches of facial nerve resulting in temporary drooping of the lower lip. This is uncommon and usually temporary.

Abdomen Liposuction

Can I get in shape after childbirth through liposuction?

After childbirth, there are stretch marks. The skin, as well as, the muscle of abdomen begin sagging. There is excess fat too which can be removed by liposuction. You will need to get the excess skin and muscle tightened by additional tummy tuck procedure if you want the best results.

I know someone who has had a liposuction but is still obese. Has the surgery failed in that case?

If the very small amount of fat is removed from an obese body, the difference is unlikely to be noticeable. Again, if the person’s lifestyle is unhealthy- no exercise, excess food – then he may not be able to maintain results.

I am a 26 year old man. I am 5′ 8″ and weigh 110 kg. Now, I feel knee and other joint pain. Recently, I have developed high blood pressure also. I am unable to lose weight traditionally. I wish to lose 30 to 40 kg through liposuction. Is it possible?

You are extremely overweight. Any surgery in obese people is associated with more than usual risk. Liposuction will be risky for you even if 7-10 litres of fat is removed from your abdomen in a single sitting. You can attempt for 3-4 sittings.

However, if you are not able to lose weight at all, then it is unlikely that you will be able to maintain the results of liposuction.

The best option for you is to lose at least 10 kg weight by exercise and diet. Then you can go for one sitting of liposuction and follow it by diet and exercise again. Liposuction is not a shortcut to good health.

Chest/Breast Liposuction

I am a man. My chest area is very fat and it looks like I have woman-like breasts. Can I get liposuction to remove the extra fat?

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 a small reduction is possible by liposuction. You can consider breast reduction surgery additionally.

After breastfeeding, my breasts have become too small. But I have excess fat near the abdominal area. Can this fat be transplanted?

Liposuctioned fat can be injected elsewhere after processing, during the same surgery. Fat can be injected into breasts or buttocks to give you desired curves

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