Liposuction FAQ’s

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Is it normal to be anxious before having liposuction surgery?

Yes. It is absolutely normal to be anxious before liposuction surgery. The degree of anxiousness varies from person to person and it can be very well managed by anti-anxiety drugs.

How do I choose the right surgeon?

The main considerations while choosing the right surgeon for liposuction procedure are:

  • medical training
  • board-certification
  • surgical experience
  • treated patients satisfaction rate

What major complications have been associated with liposuction?

Major complications associated with liposuction are although rare but following may occur:

  • Pulmonary thromboembolism (a blood clot in the lung)
  • Pulmonary edema (excessive accumulation of fluid in the lungs)
  • Intra-Abdominal Perforation with Visceral Injury (injury to an organ within the abdominal cavity)
  • Hematoma (bleeding into a closed space under the skin) or Seroma (leakage of serum into closed space under the skin)
  • Skin Necrosis (the death of skin cells)
  • Infection
  • Nerve Damage
  • Swelling or Edema
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Death

What Factors Increase the Risks of Liposuction Complications?

The risk of complications increases in following conditions:

  • An attempt to do too much liposuction on the same day
  • If liposuction is combined with other unrelated surgeries, like facelift, breast surgery on the same day of liposuction.

Why are elastic compression garments worn after liposuction?

Elastic compression garments helps to ease swelling and reduce the risk of seroma.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for candidates are:

  • Healthy male and female adults within 30% of their ideal weight
  • Individuals with stubborn fatty areas that is unresponsive to diet or exercise
  • Individual must have firm & elastic skin with good muscle tone
  • Individuals with no life-threatening disease that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with realistic expectations and positive mind

What is a successful liposuction surgery?

Patients happiness from the results is the most important criteria to ascertain the success of liposuction surgery. Although the surgeon aims to obtain optimal aesthetic results but sometimes patient may feel disappointed due to the small amount of fat removed. But a liposuction procedure that produces dramatic changes in patients contour should be the criteria rather than the amount of fat removed.

What Alternatives Are There to Liposuction?

There are some non-surgical liposuction alternatives that can give a certain degree of inch loss, but none are as dramatic as Liposuction because unlike Liposuction the fat that is released from the fat cells in these techniques stays in the body, and unless you are into rigourous exercise and dieting can come back to the same area

Ulipo

  • Bella Contour
  • i-Lipo

Is liposuction a reasonable treatment for obesity?

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, the treatment for obesity includes, dieting, exercise and if required Bariatric Surgery (or weight loss surgery). Liposuction can be used in overweight patients who are following a regime of dieting and exercise to address specific resistant areas.

Liposuction is a contouring procedure that will give you back the curves you have lost as you have aged, it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle that consists of diet and exercise to maintain liposuction results.

Does liposuction produce permanent results?

Results after liposuction are permanent provided the patient maintains a stable body weight through continued healthy lifestyle consisting of dieting and exercise.