Liposuction in Mumbai is amongst the most commonly performed Cosmetic surgery in the world. As the name implies, it means sucking out the fat from the body. Interestingly, it is the only permanent method of removal of fat from the body. It is a surgical procedure, with a very small cut (3-10 mm) from where the fat is sucked out through special instruments. There are various techniques of liposuction, including the very standard Tumescent technique, Ultrasonic liposuction which is ultrasound assisted and other recent variations like Body Jet Liposuction and Smart Lipo. LaTransformationé is one of the leading liposuction clinics in Mumbai for liposuction surgeries, offering ‘world-class treatment’. Our plastic surgeon will explain the techniques and liposuction cost to you in detail so that it is easy for you to make a confident decision.

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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.

Tumescent Lipo -

Many doctors still refer to it as the tried and true method of liposuction and it still remains their preference when it comes to treating the majority of patients. Better technology has allowed for this standard suction technique to deliver proven results with little downtime, scarring or complications.

Vaser -

This form of lipo is exclusive to the Vaser System which uses ultrasonic energy to dissolve fat cells. This LipoSelection technique leaves surrounding tissue, nerves and blood vessels virtually intact.

Ultrasonic Liposuction -

While theoretically the same technique as LipoSelection, ultrasound-assisted liposuction doesn't utilize the Vaser System. Fat cells are broken down and liquified through ultrasonic energy (sound waves) that are emitted at the top of the cannula.

SmartLipo™ -

Involves laser-assisted fat removal through a small cannula with an Nd:Yag laser placed inside. SmartLipo is used to firm up localized areas of fat, while also tightening the skin. SmartLipo is mostly recommended for the chin, waist, upper arms, inner/outer thighs.

Power-Assisted Lipo (PAL) -

The power-assisted liposuction technique requires less force on the part of the surgeon to remove unwanted fat cells. Because the liposuction cannula is powered, it moves in a very rapid back and forth motion that allows for ease of movement. Also, PAL is not ultrasonic and therefore, no heat is generated that can harm surrounding tissues. In effect, this method re-sculpts the body and creates more flattering contours.

Body Jet Liposuction -

In Body jet liposuction, water jet is used to break the fat cells which are sucked.

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.