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

  1. It is a body contouring procedure, it is not predominantly aimed at weight loss.
  2. 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)

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