Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic and cosmetic procedure or cosmetic surgery for the body shaping by our doctor and center. Shaping or sculpting is carve out a sexy curvy silhouette body line. Liposuction may be done as a prelude before doing a tummy tuck.
As the name suggest, lipo is to do with the fat, and suction is about sucking out the fat from the body. Therefore, it is about taking out non-traumatically the unwanted fat from the body part where the customer has problem to achieve through the usual slimming or workout. Remember that slimming is about burning unwanted fat from the body. And, the body usually supple energy through the fat located elsewhere in the face, breast and the buttock. The last to slim down will be the tummy, thigh, love handle, underarm. This is unfortunate because the last to slim down is usually the first place the customer would want it to be shaped for curvier silhouette line. Moreover, the first to loss the fat is the area the customer least want to have fat lost through slimming.
Conventionally, they use big cannula to suck out fat. This is more painful, more complication, and giving rise to more blood loss.
The good news is, the modern technique uses very tiny cannula. Furthermore, we also uses various technology to help loosen out the stubborn fat before removal procedure. Hence, it make the liposuction least traumatic, with fat easily sucked out without any bleeding, pain or complication.
Such technology includes the use of high frequency ultrasound which help to shake out the stubborn fat into a very loose fat for easy suction. Furthermore, it also help to tighten the skin due to its ability to tighten the skin collagen fiber leading to the tightening effect of the loose skin.
Vaser is another technology that work the same way as the ultrasound, also using the heat energy generated by the laser tip. The drawback is that it cannot tighten the skin but only loosen and melt the fat. Another drawback is that it is not efficient for working on larger volume of fat removal.
The preparation may be listed as:
The patient is assessed by the anesthetist for the liposuction.
The patient is asked to lie on the operation theater table. The area is prepared, cleaned by antiseptics, draped. Spinal or GA, or deep sedation is given. The tumescent anesthetic solution is injected into the area.
Then, the liposuction is performed.
General anesthesia, deep sedation or spinal are the choices.
Compression garment is compulsory for the best effect
Expect some bruises, swelling, and minor pain for the first few days to a week or two.
The result is usually immediate and gives one of the most satisfactory among all the aesthetic cosmetic procedure
Satisfaction rate is usually very high.