Liposuction is removal of excess fat from different parts
of the body. Buttocks, thighs, back, abdomen, arms and sometimes
breasts are the usual sites from where liposuction is done.
Small incisions are made on the skin through which specially
designed canulae of different sizes for different areas are
introduced. These canulae are then attached with a high speed
suction machine through suction tubes. Fat gets liquefied
due to vibration of specially designed canula and sucked out
by the suction machine. Small areas can be done under local
anaesthesia but larger areas require general anaesthesia.
After a rest for few hours post operatively patient can go
home. Like any other operation liposuction has also some complications
like infection, bleeding, swelling, bruising & numbness.
Surface irregularity is another main problem of liposuction
and may require repeat surgery. Most patients are back to
work within a week. Post operatively patient should wear pressure
garment to help in good shrinkage and body contour.