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Liposuction Surgery – Safe and Affordable!

Your body is a vessel that carries your brilliant mind. Your body and the way it looks affects everything from your self-confidence to your personality. Are you working out regularly, eating healthy and still find certain stubborn problem areas in your body that refuse to go? Have you considered surgical options like Liposuction, Tummy Tuck etc. but are not sure whether they are right for you?

Well, Dr Siddharth Sakhiya one of the best Liposuction surgeons in Surat is writing this blog, to answer all your questions about this immensely popular procedure. Dr Sakhiya has worked with some of the most prestigious doctors and clinics in Mumbai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. He was awarded a gold medal from the Gujarat University along with his M.Ch degree. Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure that takes place in India. As a Plastic Surgeon in Surat, Dr Sakhiya has seen many challenging cases for over ten years. This blog is a culmination of a lot of FAQs he has answered in his one on one consultations.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to remove the excessive fat deposits underneath your skin using various techniques. It is a common misconception that Liposuction is a weight loss procedure. Liposuction actually falls under the body contouring cosmetic procedure. It works best on specific areas where the undesirable fat deposits are concentrated.

Everyone has problem areas on their body, which resist responding to exercise and diet. Some of the most common areas where Liposuction works best are: Chin Chest Abdomen Upper arms Stomach Hips Thighs Knees Liposuction in India is a safe and affordable procedure. In fact, a lot of foreign citizens travel to India for this procedure because the cost of Liposuction in India is affordable and the results are great.

What Are The Different Types Of Liposuction Techniques?

 Liposuction involves making small incisions in the targeted areas and inserting a small metal tube called the cannula through which the fat is suctioned out of the patient’s body. Liposuction can be performed through the following techniques: 1. Suction Assisted Lipoplasty 2. Power Assisted Liposuction 3. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction 4. Laser Assisted Liposuction The ultimate outcome of Liposuction depends on the Operating Surgeon.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is not primarily a weight loss technique, therefore the ideal candidate for Liposuction cannot be an morbidly obese individual. Following are the criteria for the ideal candidate for Liposuction: 1. The patient has to be over the age of 18. 2. The patient has to be close to his ideal body weight. The patient whose BMI is less than 30 is an ideal candidate for Liposuction. 3. The patient’s weight should be stable and not fluctuating. 4. The patient already practices a healthy lifestyle with special attention to fitness. 5. The patient’s skin is elastic. 6. The patient is generally healthy with no major disorders. Patients with medical problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases should be stabilized medically before going for this procedure. Apart from certain basic requirements, your Liposuction surgeon may ask you to undergo some medical tests before the surgery.

What Are The Advantages Of A Liposuction? 

Liposuction has a variety of advantages. Let us take a look at what our Liposuction Surgeon has listed:
1. Liposuction can help in treating lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy is a medical condition wherein the patient’s body is unable to remove excess body fat from particular part of the body. 2. Liposuction can be used to remove lipomas. Lipomas are actually benign tumours of the fatty tissue. Since Liposuction can liquefy fats, Liposuction surgeries have the ability to treat lipomas. 3. Liposuction in the chest region has the ability to treat a medical condition called Gynecomastia in men. Men suffering from this condition have excessive amounts of fat in their breasts. Liposuction can remove these undesirable fats. 4. The greatest advantage of Liposuction is that it gives the patient’s body a sculpted look. It transforms the patient’s fatty areas into toned, shapely body parts. 5. Liposuction aids in increasing a patient’s self-confidence. It helps in battling low self-esteem issues that a patient may have due to their appearance.

What Are The Risks Associated With Liposuction Procedure? 

Liposuction is a safe procedure. But even the safest of procedures come with their fair share of risks. Please note that even though all the following risks are a possibility they are not likely to appear in the case of most patients. 1. The Liposuction procedure may cause swelling in the skin or areas where the surgery was performed. 2. If the patient’s skin was not elastic enough, then it may result in baggy skin that sags a little. 3. Sometimes a Liposuction procedure may leave undesirable scars or marks on the patient’s body. 4. Bleeding or blood clots may happen due to the surgery. 5. Rarely there may be a reaction to some of the drugs that are used during the surgery. In some cases, there may be a fluid overload in the system due to the surgery. In some cases, if the fluid is not replaced into the body in the right quantity, then the patient may suffer from a shock. Fat embolism is another risk of a Liposuction. Fat embolism means the fat tissues enter the bloodstream and may remain in the blood vessel. However, competent Surgeons and Anaesthetics can handle these situations correctly during the surgery. 6. A rare risk of Liposuction is nerve damage which may be caused due to stretching of nerves. 7. Very rarely infections post the Liposuction surgery can happen.

Are Liposuction Surgeries Performed Under Anaesthesia? 

Yes, a Liposuction procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. If a very small part of the body is going to undergo Liposuction then local anaesthesia may be administered on the patient.

What Post-Operative Care Is Necessary For Liposuction Surgeries? 

A Liposuction procedure in Surat is generally a short and swift procedure. Most of the times, it is not necessary for the patient to stay in the hospital overnight. The patient is monitored for a couple of hours after Liposuction in the clinic. Once the doctor ensures that the patient is stable, they are discharged from the facility. The area of treatment on the body will be covered with bandages after the surgery. The bandages provide a sterile environment for the body to heal by eliminating the risk of infections. Patients are not allowed to remove the bandage on their own. They must visit their doctor for its removal. Some of the best Liposuction surgeons in Surat, advise light work/ activity during the period of 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Undertaking physically strenuous activities can be allowed after 4-6 weeks depending on the recovery. Rest and relaxation after a Liposuction can work wonders. Swelling, bruising and numbness in the treatment area are common. It takes a few weeks for the swelling to go down. The patient will start feeling better once the 3 weeks threshold is crossed. Post Liposuction procedure in India, the surgeon will provide you with compression garments that must be worn constantly. Compression garments need to be worn for a minimum period of 2 weeks. The duration may be more depending on the nature of the treatment. Apart from these common steps, taking your antibiotics on time and visiting the doctor for follow-ups are also vital steps in the treatment.

How To Choose The Right Doctor For Liposuction?   

A doctor who is a M.Ch (Master of Chirurgiae)/ DNB in Plastic Surgery accredited by the Medical Council of India is qualified and certified to perform Liposuction surgeries.

When choosing a doctor bear in mind the following factors: 1. The infrastructure available at the clinic 2. Number of years experience of the doctor 3. His patient testimonials 4. Your comfort level with him/her 5. Your budget!

What Are The Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor? 

Before going into surgery, you must speak with your doctor about the pre-operative care you need to take. You should ask about any specific dietary restrictions that you need to follow in the days leading up to the surgery or whether any medicines that you may be regularly taking need to be stopped for a while.

As a patient, you have the right to ask which procedure is most suitable for you and why. You can also ask him/her about how the procedure is performed. Get a deep understanding of the recovery time and methods, since it is essential for a healthy outcome. Do not forget to ask for a quote and ensure that you don’t feel overcharged in any way

How Much Does Liposuction Cost In India? 

Liposuction is one of the few popular and affordable cosmetic surgical procedures. The Liposuction cost in India is cheaper than in European countries. The cost of Liposuction in Surat depends on the status of obesity, extent of fat distribution among different areas, the level of difficulty and technology chosen.

Liposuctions in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai are slightly more expensive than the cost of Liposuction in Surat. But India has competent doctors in all of its major cities, therefore, a patient need not have to travel to metros for this procedure.
The Liposuction cost in Surat will vary from patient to patient because every patient is a unique case. The doctor will be able to give a final quote based on the final treatment plan.

Do Mediclaim Policies Cover Liposuction Surgeries? 

The short answer to this question is no. Since, Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, which is not considered a necessity by insurance agencies, it does not fall under the ambit of mediclaim. The Liposuction cost has to be borne by the patients themselves.

Cryolipolysis – An Alternative To Liposuction

At Celebre Aesthetics, we also have an alternative to Liposuction – It is called Cryolipolysis.

Cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing” or cool sculpting, is a procedure that involves the non-invasive and quick cooling of body fat, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues.

Benefits Of Cryolipolysis

The procedure is non-invasive and quick. It is an effective alternative for those wanting to avoid the high cost, pain, and recovery time associated with surgery. There are no significant side effects of this treatment. Anaesthesia and pain medication is also not needed.

What Areas Are Most Commonly Treated?

The most commonly treated areas are the lower abdomen, the flanks, love handles, saddle bags, bra bulges, back fat or flabby knees.

Are The Results Same As Liposuction?

Here at Celebre, this is a common question that is asked by our patients. They want to know whether or not Cryolipolysis is as effective as liposuction. Our answer is no. Cryolipolysis is a new technology and a non-invasive one which means it will not have the same results as Liposuction.

It is a “fat-freezing” procedure which can be used on smaller sections of fat. The results of this procedure are coupled with a little uncertainty and we cannot fully guarantee for how long they will last.

The results of cryolipolysis vary from patient to patient based on their metabolism and other hormonal factors. Hence, if you are thinking of going forward with this procedure, then factor in a little uncertainty about the results in your mind.

What Happens During The Procedure?

Cooling begins during the first few minutes; you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon disappears. Many people do reading, office work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. A vacuum applicator is placed in contact with the skin to bring it into contact with cooling panels. Patients feel a cold sensation for a few minutes, as it produces an anaesthetic effect.

Post Procedure Care

Cryolipolysis treatment will take no recovery time. Patients can go to their normal routine activities on the same day. Cryolipolysis requires multiple therapy sessions to see visible results. This differs from person to person because of the thickness of fat and area to be treated.

Changes can be visible over a number of weeks, 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result.

Liposuction procedure has the ability to transform you from simply good looking to stunning. The results of a high definition Liposuction are amazing and can be maintained by the patient in the long term. If you are already habituated to a healthy and fit lifestyle, supplemented by good eating habits, then Liposuction is the solution for your undesirable body fats. It is a safe and medically proven procedure which enhances your body. We agree that looks aren’t everything, but they do play a huge role in our mental and physical well being. So, why not use Liposuction to become a better version of yourself both physically and mentally!

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