What is liposuction? Liposuction is a surgical technique that is minimally invasive, removing extra fat and contours the body. Abdomen, breasts, knees, ass, arms or neck are the most common areas to have liposuction done. The plastic surgeon inserts, by tiny incisions, a thin tube called a cannula and sucks the fat out. The procedure will take from one to four hours depending on the area(s) being handled, and after one operation, most patients will see results. Liposuction is usually paired with other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast lift, often in the Cosmetic Center of a Dr Shetty. A good candidate for liposuction Typically good candidates for liposuction are healthy non-smokers with a body mass index of 30 or under. But liposuction isn’t a major weight-loss cure or treatment for cellulite. Good skin tone and elasticity are important for a successful outcome because after the fat is removed, the skin needs to snap back into the new contours of the body. Many that have undergone significant weight loss, children or aged skin may not have successful liposuction outcomes without surgery to repair the sagging skin. Recovery of liposuction Swelling, swelling, and inflammation will result after the operation, as well as some numbness and nerve pain. The region may be feeling firm from swelling. All this should be healed in four to six weeks ‘time. Many people see lumpy areas falling after the swelling. A compression band will help with the swelling and overall healing but follow-up instructions will be provided by your surgeon. Usually, depending on the prescribed medicine and the pain level, you should resume work in a few days. It will take several months to complete the healing process. Result of the liposuction Results may be immediate but it may be hard to say past the swelling at times. The swelling is expected to go down within six weeks and continue to go down over the next six months. If you think you’ll need another liposuction operation to get the result you want, wait for the swelling to subside for at least six months, then check with your surgeon. It could take up to a year for tests and healing to see the full effects of. Through your surgeon, you will determine if the findings are what you expect, or whether there needs to be a correction or additional procedure. When you keep your weight post-liposuction, the effects will last for years. Weight gain would increase the size of the remaining fat cells, rendering results less efficient. Gaining large amounts of weight will permit the creation of new fat cells, but the region would still look better than if you never had liposuction. You’ll need to re-enter an exercise routine as soon as you recover to maintain the results. After the treatment, a liposuction patient will try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and get the most out of the outcome. Final words If you have any questions for you about liposuction in Bangalore , schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon approved by the board. He will give you a reasonable understanding of what to expect, and the expense of the operation. The results of the treatment can be seen on our website !