Eliminating pockets of excess fat accumulating on the abdomen, flanks, thighs and other areas of the body can be frustrating. Often dieting and exercising is not sufficient. In these cases, many people would like to achieve more aesthetically refined, rejuvenated and pleasing body contours. For this, Liposuction has been a go-to for many of us Indians.
However, the crucial question that bothers us is- is this procedure safe? Yes, it is a safe surgery and we will explain to you why. Read on to know more.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction has been one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the last three decades. Lipoplasty or liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and sucks “fat” from the body. This safe, proven technique allows millions of people to improve their body shapes by precisely removing isolated deposits of fat.
Is Liposuction Painful?
This procedure is usually combined with other plastic surgeries, which are abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. Liposuction is performed on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, neck and chin, calves, back and the upper half of the arms and back. This procedure is a little painful until the body gets fully recovered.
Before the surgery
Before undergoing liposuction the doctor asks the patient to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. The doctor advises women to stop taking contraceptive pills. The doctors advise iron supplements to the patients who are anaemic.
This procedure normally lasts up to 4 hours. After the surgery, the doctor prescribes antibiotics and painkillers. The doctor gives the patient a follow-up appointment to get the stitches removed and for checking on infections if any. Although minimal, the stitches may leave behind visible bruises. It is normal to expect a certain numbness around the area from where the fat has been removed. Normally, liposuction recovery time is around 6-8 weeks.
Risk of Liposuction Surgery
During the surgery one should anticipate the following risks:
- Risk of bleeding
- Skin infections although rare may occur after liposuction surgery
- Adverse effects with anaesthesia
- Bad bruising
- Inflammation or swelling
- The operated area may feel numb for a while
- Allergic reactions to medicines or painkillers.
Earlier, the patients were more prone to such risks. Recently, with modern equipment and advanced technologies, there have been minimal risks in the surgeries and very negligible scarring. With the help of our expertise, backed by the 34 year Apollo legacy, one can keep such risks at bay.
Do you have a thought about liposuction? Want to know more about this procedure, you can always consult our experts at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics. The experts at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics will combine their knowledge, experience and the best of technology to give you that chiselled body you’ve been dreaming of!