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Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” or “lipoplasty” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits through suctions and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedure for an aesthetic body contouring.

What liposuction can treat?

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck. It should be noted that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but a body contouring procedure. To undergo this surgery, the candidate’s weight can be slightly above the average value but should not be obese.

Liposuction Treatment
Who Should Consider Liposuction?

Who Should Consider Liposuction?

If you notice an accumulation of stubborn fat in specific parts of the body, then you are eligible for Liposuction.
Good liposuction candidates are adults, who are in generally good health, non-smokers, non-pregnant women. Ideally the person’s weight should be within 30% of the desired range.

Choose The Right Doctor

A successful plastic surgery solely depends upon the right choice of the doctor. While choosing a doctor you must make sure that he or she fulfills the below parameters:

  • Board-Certification

  • Extensive Experience

  • Positive Reviews

  • Sharing Real Results

  • Understands your Case and Expectations

  • Good Aesthetic Eye

Your Journey with CosmeSurge


During your consultation, you will discuss your medical history with the doctor. Be completely open with the doctor about your concerns, habits and expectations. The doctor may take photos and measure the area to be treated and talk with you about the best possible liposuction technique to achieve your goal. You will also learn about preparing for the surgery and planning for your recovery.

Your doctor might, delay your surgery if you are pregnant or you have certain conditions like diabetes or heart issues. You will not be recommended the surgery if you are overweight. The doctor will also recommend taking some lab tests before the surgery in order to avoid any complication during surgery.

There are certain guidelines that the doctor will advise you to follow before the surgery, like maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regularly, stop smoking at least three weeks before the surgery, strictly avoid anti-inflammatory drugs or medicines having aspirin so that the risk of excess bleeding is reduced.


Liposuction is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts for one to two hours. There are different techniques of liposuction procedures which include:

  • Tumescent Liposuction: This is the most common type of liposuction. Your surgeon will inject a sterile solution (a mixture of salt water), which aids fat removal, an anesthetic (lidocaine) to relieve pain and a drug (epinephrine) that causes the blood vessels to constrict; into the area that's being treated. The fluid mixture causes the affected area to swell and stiffen.

    The surgeon then makes small cuts into your skin and inserts a thin tube called a cannula under your skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from your body. Your body fluid may be replenished through an intravenous (IV) line.

  • Vaser Liposuction: Vibration Amplification of Sound and Energy at Resonance, popularly also known as Ultrasound Aided Liposuction (UAL). This device uses ultrasound energy that causes fat lipolysis and skin contraction. The device produces high intensity ultrasound energy that causes breakdown of fat cells. It is very useful for tough fibro-fatty tissue, secondary liposuction, large volume abdominal liposuction, and high definition liposuction in men and women.

  • Laser Assisted Liposuction: In this technique, a laser beam of high intensity is used to break down fats to get them removed. During the procedure, small incisions are made on the skin, and laser fibers are inserted, and fats are emulsified. Then the fats are withdrawn through a cannula.

  • Power Assisted Liposuction: This kind of liposuction uses a cannula that moves in back-and-forth motion rapidly. Through this vibration, your tough fats are swiftly withdrawn by your surgeon. This method is less painful and causes less swelling. It allows your surgeon to remove fat with more accuracy.

There are several factors to consider which type of liposuction is suitable for you, these include:

  • The area(s) of the body that you wish to have sculpted.
  • The amount of fat that you would like to have removed.
  • Recovery time you can feasibly accommodate.
  • Whether you want skin and tissue tightening in addition to liposuction.
  • Whether you can go under general anesthesia.
  • Your general pain tolerance

Most importantly, discuss your priorities with your plastic surgeon. He or She will be able to discuss which of the many options are the best ones for you.

Post Surgery

Recovery from liposuction varies from a few days to a few weeks depending upon the size of the treated area and method used. Most people can start walking/ moving shortly after the anesthesia wears off. Normal work can be resumed within few days once the swelling starts to subside. Compression garments are usually prescribed along with medication for faster recovery. Recovery period also depends on your body condition and skin type. Modern techniques of liposuction have made the procedure a safer, more comfortable, and less painful experience, which helps faster recovery.

At CosmeSurge, we employ all the latest Liposuction techniques to give the best results to our patients.

After Care

In order to have successful long-lasting results it is important to follow the below:

  • Take pain medication as per prescription.
  • If you are into heavy sports/ physical activities, your surgeon will advise you on how & when you can resume your active lifestyle.
  • It is important to attend the follow-up appointments with your doctor to keep your track of your progress.
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