Liposuction Surgery Safety, Risks & Benefits
Liposuction is the #1 cosmetic surgery procedure done all over the world. Liposuction is extremely popular because it has predictable results and predictable outcomes.
Two things you need to understand about liposuction is that
- It is a body contouring procedure, it is not predominantly aimed at weight loss.
- Secondly, once you do liposuction, the results are permanent provided you stick to some basic lifestyle changes and have incorporated some kind of diet and exercise into your day-to-day schedule. The results are permanent because it results in permanent fat removal at the end of the procedure.
Liposuction is usually done in patients who are around 30% over their ideal weight; these are the ideal candidates for liposuction. The procedure is done under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation if the areas are small. It involves a small incision which is around 5-7 millimeters in size through which the fat resistant areas of the body are addressed and the fat is removed out. Following the procedure, you need to wear pressure garments for a period of 1 month, this helps to contour your body post-surgery.
Dr. Sameer Karkhanis
Consultant – Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery (View Profile)