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Purpose: To reshape areas of the body with fatty deposits that, are resistant to a healthy diet and exercise .The procedure can "sculpture " your body by removing extra fat from tummy, buttocks, arms, knees, cheeks and neck. The ideal candidates for this surgery are people with normal weight, elastic skin and areas of "fat pockets" in their body. There are no age limits but older people have less elastic skin and therefore results may not be as favourable as with younger patients.

 

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Procedure:
Anesthetic: General; Duration of the procedure: 1- 2 hours
Hospital stay: 1-2 days.
Stitch removal: 7 days after the procedure.


With basic liposuction, the surgeon will make a small incision in the skin, and then use a hollow metal tube called a Cannula to break up the fat cells beneath the skin. The fat is then sucked out with a syringe or a vacuum pump. Alternatively, there are several other techniques they may use. These include the injection of fluid or use of ultrasonic rays to break up the fat before it is sucked out. Once the desired amount of fat has been sucked out the incisions are stitched up. There may be temporary bruising, swelling and pain following surgery. You will need to wear a special elastic garment for about a week after surgery. You may be required to take a few days off work to rest.


Results: Liposuction permanently removes fat cells to alter body shape.

  

Risks of Liposuction Surgery: As with any surgery, there are risks to consider.  Liposuction surgery involves a very essential part of your body.  Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all the possible consequences of liposuction surgery:

  • Numbness
  • Nerve damage
  • Unevenness in the area treated and scarring
  • Patients who have ultrasound-assisted liposuction also risk internal and external burning.
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You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )