Liposuction also known as lipoplasty, liposculpture suction,lipectomy is a surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body. Liposuction is done to eliminate fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, calves and back. The process of liposuction involves removal of fat through a hollow instrument called cannula. Cannula is inserted under the skin. A powerful and high pressure vacuum is attached to the cannula which removes undesirable deposits of body fat in specific parts of the body. Liposuction leads to the permanent removal of fat cells from the body. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial ;otherwise, it can cause the fat cells to grow bigger.
In recent years, advancement in technology has made liposuction safer, easier and less painful. The types of liposuction are:
The process of tumescent liposuction includes using a a local anesthesia to numb the area of the body where the tube is inserted. The anesthetic solution includes lidocaine and epinephrine, which is inserted into the fatty tissue before liposuction is done.
This process uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat. This makes the process of fat removal easier. Ultra-sound assisted liposuction is particularly helpful for removing fat from the neck, upper abdomen, neck, back and the sides.
Low energy waves are used to liquefy the fat in the body. This process of fat removal is done by the help of cannula.
Liposuction is particularly fit for people who are intending to reshape one or more areas of the body. It is not for removing body fat or to get rid of cellulite. Liposuction is also ideal for people who want to treat medical conditions including benign fatty tumors also known as lipomas. It is ideally suitable for people for people with male breasts; people with problems of metabolism of fat in the body, excessive sweating in the armpit area.
Kaayakalp is one of the best liposuction clinics in Kolkata. It is well equipped with the newest technologies and machines. Liposuction at Kaayakalp is done by one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata,Dr.VS Rathore. The time taken for the surgery approximately requires 30 minutes to 3 hours. The time is dependent on the amount of fat deposition in the body and the number of areas one has to work with.