What Is Liposuction & Are There Any Side Effects Of Liposuction?

Dr. Gurukaran, MRCS, DNB, M.Ch, Personiks.

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that breaks down fat accumulation in the body’s diet and exercise resistant areas and removes it from the body. In other words, it is a fat extraction operation with a vacuum technique for certain parts of the body.

It is usually applied to the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms and neck. Liposuction improves specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and reshaping lines. It is done under general or local anesthesia. If a person is suitable for this surgical procedure and he or she complies with the doctor’s instructions given, it is a smooth operation.

However, some complications, such as excessive bleeding, which can occur in every surgery, can have dangerous consequences. For this reason, liposuction should not be rushed, and as with any surgical intervention, it should be embarked upon only after a thorough investigation of all the ins and outs.

Liposuction is a surgery, which removes fat from marked areas in the body, such as:

. Cheeks, chin, and neck

. Upper arms

. Chest

. Back

. Abdomen and waist

. Buttocks

. Thighs

. Knees

. Calves and ankles

At the outset, general or topical anaesthesia will be administered to you depending on the size of the area being treated on your body. Small incisions are made on the marked fat accumulated areas of your body, through which tubes or cannulae are inserted. The tubes are attached to a suction pump or syringe, using which the doctor suctions out the accumulated fat deposits. Check for Liposuction in Jsrr

Over the years liposuction has undergone many refinements, so now, there are several options you can choose from, depending on your particular requirements and comfort level.

The risks that you may face during or after a liposuction surgery include:

. Feeling lightheaded after the surgery

. Infections

. Bruising

. Damage to internal organs

. Embolism (a condition where fat loosened during liposuction enters blood vessels and may travel to the lungs or brain)

. Persistent swelling

. Burns

. Fluid imbalance

. Cardiac or pulmonary complications

. Changes in skin sensation which may become permanent

Other side effects include:

. Nausea

. Vomiting

. Irregular menstrual cycle for ladies for a month or two. At times, this procedure may even be fatal, and in fact, there are numerous reports of death related to liposuction surgeries

It is, therefore, advisable to make an informed decision, by first discussing at length the pros and cons of any liposuction procedure with your doctor.

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