Dr Amit Verma August 6, 2022

Here we have collected some of the most common questions we get about liposuction/fat removal.

Who can get liposuction?

In principle, all women and men over the age of 20 can be considered for surgery. If you are overweight, it will be beneficial for the result, while also reducing the risk of complications, if you manage to lose weight before the operation.

Our dedicated plastic surgeon in Kanpur always consider what is best for you. Sometimes they may come to the conclusion that other operations or treatments may be a better option for you.

The breasts are the most common treatment area for liposuction in men. In addition to fat, the breast in men consists of a mammary gland. If the glandular tissue makes up a large part of the breast, it may be necessary to remove this at the same time. This is done via a small incision at the edge of the nipple, and the scar is usually small/not visible. This procedure is called gynecomastia surgery in Kanpur.

Liposuction of women’s breasts as the only treatment is unusual but certainly possible. Sometimes it is also done in connection with breast reduction to smooth the contours against the surrounding tissue.

Are the scars after liposuction very visible?

The incisions are often placed in skin folds or hidden under, for example, bikini bottoms. They are very short, only approx. 0.5–1 cm, and this means that the scars are not visible in practice regardless of when some time has passed after the operation.

How does the procedure take place?

With liposuction, a saline solution with local anesthetic is first injected into the fatty tissue under the skin. The salt water solution dissolves the fat and makes liposuction easier. The solution also contains some adrenaline, which causes the blood vessels to constrict and thus reduces the risk of bleeding and bruising after the operation. With this technique, you can safely remove several liters of fat during one and the same session. The liposuction in Kanpur can be done either with local anesthetic only or with light anesthesia according to the patient’s wishes.

Using a needle connected to a syringe, the best plastic surgeon in Kanpur sucks out the dissolved fat via the small holes. The cannula is passed back and forth in the fatty tissue, thus creating cavities and passages in the tissue. When the liposuction is finished, the patient puts on a compression garment and this helps to press the holes in the fatty tissue together. After a few weeks, the body has formed scar tissue that holds together the fat left after the operation.

You can go home after the treatment, but you will probably feel a little tired and unwell for the first few hours after the operation. Severe pain after liposuction is unusual, but most people will need some painkillers a day or two after the operation. You will receive good information before you leave the clinic about how to behave in the first period after the operation.

The result after the liposuction

The result after liposuction is usually very good, but it is important to emphasize that liposuction is not a slimming method. Surveys show that less than 5% want the result to be adjusted. We only remove localized fat accumulations in areas of the body that “contract” after the operation, so that no loose skin remains after the operation. As a result, the results are usually very good.

Many claim that cellulite improves or disappears after liposuction. We inform about this during the consultation, but do not promise anything in this area.

During liposuction, the fat cells are permanently removed. This means that if the weight increases after the operation, you will not get back the localized fat accumulations that were suctioned away from, for example, the thighs, buttocks, waist or stomach. However, all fat cells in the area are not removed during the procedure and those that remain will be able to increase in size with weight gain. This means that you will then put on weight more evenly over the whole body, also in treated areas.

Does liposuction work as a slimming method?

Liposuction is not a slimming method. You will not lose many kilos after liposuction. Hereditary and/or hormonal conditions contribute to the fact that fat accumulations on various parts of the body can be difficult or impossible to slim down. Liposuction is an effective procedure that removes fat deposits forever.

If you are extremely overweight, slimming surgery may be the right thing for you.

Can I combine liposuction with other treatment?

Many people find that the skin is loose or sagging after pregnancy or severe weight loss. In such cases, liposuction alone is not sufficient to correct and smooth the stomach. Liposuction combined with abdominoplasty in Kanpur is sometimes necessary to achieve the best result.

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