Lipo Body Contouring
Improving Your Trouble Areas
This particular procedure involves removing excess fat from under the skin
by suction. A cannula, a hollow instrument, is inserted under the skin,
and a high-pressure vacuum removes the fat. Liposuction is for patients
who usually have a stable body weight. It is not a weight loss method
and not designed to treat obesity.
Liposuction can be performed in various areas on the body including the:
The tumescent fluid contains a mixture of normal saline, a local anaesthetic
such as lidocaine, a drug to help close blood vessels such as epinephrine.
It is injected into the fat layers.
Why is tumescent fluid used:
The tumescent fluids is injected before a liposuction procedure, helps
to prepare the area about to be treated, pumping up the area between the
muscle and the fat cells, so allowing a cannula to be used with greater
ease. Also the tumescent fluids help to quicken the recovery following
The areas needed to be treated are marked on the body while in the standing
position. The area is then prepped and draped in the usual fashion. The
procedure is done under IV sedation.
Tumescent injections are applied. A probe is inserted through small incisions,
and depending on the type of liposuction being performed, some form of
fat cell breakdown will occur.
A cannula is used to suction out the distressed and severed fat cells.
The incisions are left open, being very small, and covered with sterile dressings
Liposuction can be done alone, or in conjunction with other treatments
such as face lifts or abdominoplasties (tummy tucks). Patient normally
walk around and go home on the same day of the procedure, although you
will be unable to drive due to the IV sedation drugs used.
Benefits of Liposuction
One of the most obvious benefits to liposuction is an improvement in self-esteem,
as with most cosmetic surgeries. This is because the removal of the fat
can change the shape of your body. The fat cells are permanently removed
from the body, but without a healthy lifestyle, the remaining cells can
grow bigger. There are certain medical conditions that can be improved
as a result of liposuction. These include lipomas, gynecomastia, and lipodystrophy syndrome.
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