Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
Hips and buttocks
Abdomen and waist
Cheeks, chin and neck
Calves and ankles
Why is it done?
The main role of liposuction is to reshape one or more areas of the body, not to reduce body weight. Liposuction is usually used on "problem" areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise. Liposuction is also used to treat certain medical conditions, including:
Benign fatty tumours (lipomas).
Abnormal enlargement of the male breasts (gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia).
Problems with metabolism of fat in the body (lipodystrophy).
Excessive sweating in the armpit area (axillary hyperhidrosis)
Procedure takes around 1.5 to 2 hours & is performed under general anaesthesia.
Step 1: Anaesthesia is given to the patient
Step 2: Incision - Procedure is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.
Step 3: Results -improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside.
Recovery from Liposuction
Complete recovery can take several months. Patient can face some complications within few weeks or a few months after the Liposuction surgery.
What to expect after the procedure
After the procedure, the treated area of the body is firmly wrapped to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain. Elastic bandages and tape, support hose (such as those used to treat varicose veins), a special girdle, or another type of firm
Fitting garment may be used, depending on which part of the body was treated. Patient may have to wear the compression garment or wrap for about 3 to 4 weeks. One must expect a lot of bruising and swelling for at least the first 7 to 10 days.
Factors Affecting the Cost of LiposuctionTreatment
Following are the factors which will affect the treatment cost:
The hospital patient is opting for.
Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
Operating room, ICU
Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons ,Anesthesist ,Dietician )
Standard test and diagnostic procedures
Cost will also vary depending on
Degree of difficulty during the procedure
Amount of fat to be removed
Number of areas to be treated