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Liposuction Surgery (Fat Removal)

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It is often difficult to remove some fat deposits by means of correct diet or exercise. Liposuction may then be a suitable alternative to fat removal at this point. Liposuction is a relatively common procedure that helps to remove excess fatty deposits from hard to shift areas of the body. The most common areas of the body that these deposits reside in are under the chin, on the chest, the stomach, oblique's (or sides), the back and thighs. Liposuction is often thought of as a procedure that can totally change the shape and appearance of your body, its structure, or face.

 

What happens during Liposuction?
How long does Liposuction procedure take?
Expectations of Liposuction procedure
Recovery after a Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction

What happens during Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that targets stubborn deposits of fat from around the body. These fatty deposits are often removed and then possibly used again around another body part to create an even and symmetrical body. A small incision is made as careful and as small as possible to reduce the effects of visible scarring post surgery. Through this small incision, a narrow tube (otherwise known as a cannula) is inserted. This tube is then used as a vacuum to suck through the stubborn fat layers that reside deep beneath the seven layers of the skin. Natural body fluid will also be lost with the fat, hence patients are carefully monitored throughout, and are constantly being given fluids throughout and post liposuction surgery. The cannula tube is constantly inserted, pushed and pulled within the fatty deposit layers. This is to break up the fat cells and remove them via a small pump, a larger syringe may also be used at this stage in the surgery.

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How long does Liposuction procedure take?

Liposuction procedure usually takes between 1-2 hours to complete. This timescale obviously differs from patient to patient as everyone will have different amounts of fat to remove and some cases may incur more complicated techniques. During post surgery, patients are encouraged to keep their fluid intake up and rest as much as possible. some patients may be able enough to return home on the day of the operation, but some will stay in the hospital for a further 1-2 days.

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Expectations of Liposuction procedure

All expectations of Liposuction procedure need to be realistic. The results should be very noticeable and you will probably be extremely happy with the new you and the new results you have acquired. The new body shape normally helps people in improving their self confidence and after surgery are able to go on and approach life's challenges with total confidence and definite purpose. You should soon feel more at ease and comfortable with your body, post liposuction surgery.

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Recovery after a Liposuction Procedure

What happens during the recovery period?

Post Liposuction, you may encounter a fair amount of bruising, swelling and all round soreness. This can be present for up to four weeks. Again, this is down to the quantity of fat deposits that are removed from the body of the patient. Everyone's healing process is also different. Some heal faster then others and some do not. By getting regular rest, cutting out smoking, drinking and any excessive movements your own healing rate should be sufficient and you should feel at home with your new found body before long. Most pain experienced after Liposuction surgery can be helped along by sensible and moderate intake of painkillers. Light walking should also assist your road to recovery. A supportive elastic will be advised for you to wear both day and night for 3-4 weeks and after that for a further 3-4 weeks during the day. Thanks to the small incisions made at the beginning of the surgery, scars should remain small and will fade as time goes by. You will also be required to have routine follow up meetings in the months post surgery to check on recovery progress and access the new body as it progresses.

What is the recovery time post fat removal surgery?

Liposuction surgery has on of the fastest standard recovery times within cosmetic surgery. Recovery from liposuction is relatively quick, some patients even manage to return to work within a few days. However, everyone's healing time is different and the variation for the recovery period will often then not depend on each individual patient. Some people even resume gentle exercise after two weeks post surgery. Listen to your body, and most importantly, listen to your GP before you embark on any exerted exercise.

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