Also known as “lipoplasty,” liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that recontours the body to a more slim and attractive physique. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) liposuction was the fourth most performed plastic surgery procedure in 2012. This procedure is often desired by men and women who wish to eliminate fat from areas of their body that regular diet and exercise fail to improve.
Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who:
Are in good physical health
Are at or near their target weight
Do not smoke
Have realistic expectations
Localized Lipodystrophy, localized accumulation of fat
Liposuction should not be viewed as a weight-loss treatment
During your initial consultation, Dr. Das will ask you some questions and evaluate your medical history to help determine if you are suited for liposuction.
Liposuction is usually done under general or monitored anesthesia. Small areas can be done under local anesthesia and sedation by mouth in office. To perform the procedure, Dr. Das will make tiny incisions in specific areas of the skin. A special solution is infused at the site of suction. Then a metal cannula (thin hollow tube) is inserted underneath the skin, fat is separated from the surrounding tissue and removed via suction. Then a tight garment is applied over the site to minimize the swelling and for contouring.Dr.Das also performs Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction.
Liposuction is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Any discomfort that exists after the procedure can be alleviated with prescribed medication. Even though many patients feel good enough to return to work after a week, any strenuous exercise or activity should be avoided until the incisions are completely healed. It is best that you follow Dr. Das’ postoperative instructions to ensure the safest and quickest recovery possible.