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Surgical Lipo Techniques:
Is liposuction a permanent method for fat reduction? Yes, it is. In our body, the number of fat cells become constant at 18 to 20 years of age. Subsequent, weight gain happens due to increase in the size of the fat cells and not due to increase in the number of fat cells. When the calorie intake is more than what is exhausted by the means of exercise or activity, these calories get stored in the fat cells. By means of Liposuction, we actually take out the fat cells by sucking them out. This means that the amount of fat cells are reduced to the extent of 80 to 90%. The remaining cells usually do not grow unless there is a hormonal problem, or external usage of steroids or pregnancy or any extraordinary circumstance.
The only prerequisite for undergoing liposuction is good skin elasticity. If the skin elasticity is not good, it is advisable to have a skin tucking procedure simultaneously or later. Liposuction can be done for any external part of the body although the risks and benefits of the same may differ from area to area. The common areas where liposuction is done are the abdomen, love handles, back, chest (in case of males), back, arms, lateral chest area, thighs, calf, double chin, and jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time does Liposuction require?
The time required for liposuction varies from an hour to a couple of hours, depending upon the area being treated, the technique used and the amount of fat to be removed.
Does Liposuction have any side-affects?
As in case of any surgery, some temporary bruising, swelling, fluid discharge, discomfort, numbness, and limited mobility can be seen as side effects. Very rarely fat embolism or pulmonary embolism may happen.