You deserve beautiful contours – Liposuction

Liposuction is commonly called as “lipo” a cosmetic procedure to slim, reshape precise areas of the body by removing excess fat and improving the overall body contours. This cosmetic surgery either can be performed alone or with other procedures such as tummy tuck, facelift or breast reduction. Liposuction is not to treat obesity or an alternate for proper exercise and diet.


How is liposuction performed?

Depends on the type of Liposuction, the procedure is performed. A suction device which is attached to a small instrument called cannula is used. After making small incisions in the specific area, the cannula is inserted into fatty areas between the muscle and skin. The excess fat is removed either with the help of a large syringe or suction tube. The removed fat is collected in the bottle and finally disposed of. Then, the incisions are sutured. The length of the liposuction depends on the amount of fat needs to be removed.

Types of liposuction


Though there are a few different liposuction techniques, commonly a thin tube cannula is connected to a vacuum suction to suck the body fat.
Tumescent liposuction: In this most common technique, a sterile solution is injected into the area where the fat wants to be removed. This saline solution is a mixture of salt water, epinephrine, and lidocaine. The solution makes the procedure easy to suck the fat without more blood loss and pain. The patients may experience a faster recovery.
UAL: In the Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, the sound wave energy is used to break the cell walls of the fat. Once the fat is liquefied, it is entirely sucked out.
Laser Liposuction: In this Smart lipo, tumescent fluid is used and a microcannula is inserted through the small incision. Then, the laser energy is delivered, subcutaneous fat is heated, melted and finally, it is stored in the disposer.

Liposuction recovery

Depends on the surgery type, the hospital stay is concluded. However, swelling, bruising and soreness would be felt at least for a few weeks. The swelling can be controlled by wearing a compression garment for at least 2 months as advised by the surgeon. Antibiotics are prescribed to refrain from the infection. Within a couple of weeks, the people can resume their regular activities.
Liposuction can be performed on:

  • Chin
  • Upper arms
  • Breast
  • Hip
  • Love handle
  • Tummy/abdomen
  • Buttock
  • Thighs
  • Calf area
  • Gynecomastia (Male breast)
  • Saddlebags

Advantages of liposuction

  • Safe fat removal
  • Gives a slim and beautiful look
  • Instant fat elimination
  • Boost up the confidence level of an individual

Dr.R. Jayakumar is a well-known cosmetologist in Ernakulum who has performed over thousands of Cosmetic surgeries successfully. “Specialists Cosmetic Surgery Centre, Kochi” is a leading Cosmetic Centre in India where he is heading the professionals to perform Cosmetic Surgery.


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