What is liposuction?

It is a surgical procedure involving removal of the fat that is stored between the skin and the abdominal wall.In our body most of the fat is stored under the skin that is below dermis and above the abdominal wall. Liposuction remove this fat.Liposuction is a major surgical procedure.

What are all the areas on which liposuction can be performed?

We can do liposuction on the face, neck, jaw lines, chest, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, legs, back, love handle and gluteal region.

What is done in this procedure?

Arm Lift


Who is the right candidate to undergo liposuction procedure?

Persons with realistic expectations are the good candidates for liposuction. Persons with unrealistic expectations or some imaginary picture in their mind will become disappointed post surgically and they are not good candidates.

Persons under medications like blood thinners (aspirin, clopidogrel) and anticoagulants( heparin, warfarin ) are not allowed to undergo liposuction because of high risk of bleeding. Persons with generalised obesity are not a good candidate, they have to undergone bariatric surgery.

Persons with long standing diabetes, heart disease and any other immunodeficiency disorders will have increased risk of medical complications during surgery.

Persons allergic to lidocaine or taking any other drugs which interact with lidocaine metabolism or absorption are having increased risk of lidocaine toxicity. Before planning to go for liposuction surgery, get fitness from a board certified plastic surgeon.

How many days the patient has to stay in the hospital?

It is a day care procedure, usually the patient admitted in the morning of surgery, and after the procedure patient discharged mostly in the evening or next day morning.

How many hours the procedure should take?

The time taken for surgery depends on the areas to be liposuctioned. Usually for abdomen it takes around 90 to 120 minutes.

How many days the patient needs to take rest at home?

Complete rest is needed for three to four days after surgery.

How many days the patient needs to return to normal work?

One week after surgery the patient may return to his normal work.

What is the postoperative care advised to the patient?

After the procedure the patients advised to wear liposuction garment post operatively for 4 to 6 weeks to help to collapse the tunnels created and to get a good contour of the liposculpted area.