A healthy man or woman of normal or slightly over average weight with good skin tone and elasticity who has localized fat that is resistant to diet and exercise is an ideal candidate for liposuction. Liposuction cannot be used as a substitute for significant weight loss.
How does Liposuction work?
In Montreal, liposuction is done as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthetic. For minor regions of liposuction, a local anesthetic is used. Several tiny (3-4 mm) and unobtrusive incisions are made around the treatment region. Tumescent solution (local anesthetic combined with normal saline and epinephrine to numb the region for hours to days) is injected into the area to assist expand and solidify the fat, making it simpler to remove. It softly breaks up and removes the extra fat using a tiny blunt-ended tube linked to a suction device. After the operation, one dissolving suture is put in each tiny incision and a compression garment is worn. The surgery will take one to two hours, or longer if many locations are addressed.
Are there different Liposuction types?
Doctors perform a variety of liposuction procedures. While the specifics of various methods vary, they all follow the fundamental liposuction process outlined above.
Tumescent method for standard liposuction (SAL).
The wetting solution (a mixture of local anesthetic, epinephrine, and normal saline) is infiltrated into the targeted regions of fat in amounts two to three times the volume of fat to be removed. The tumescent solution causes the fat to expand, making removal simpler. It leads to reduced bleeding, bruising, and improved postoperative comfort. Liposuction should be performed in the operating room for optimal safety. Liposuction often removes a few liters of fat up to 5 liters. In certain situations, the liposuction operation is conducted on the same day, and the patient is discharged a few hours later. In the event of high volume liposuction (removal of more than 5 liters of fat), an overnight stay is suggested.
Liposuction using Ultrasound (UAL)
The doctor doing Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) initially employs a specific cannula that emits ultrasound energy at its tip. The fat has been liquefied (melt). The fat is subsequently removed from the body using standard liposuction. Mri liposuction should be approached with caution, as skin burns are possible. This method is intended for fibrous fat that is difficult to remove with conventional liposuction.
What is involved in the recovery process?
Mild discomfort, needing oral pain medication, and swelling are to be expected for a few days following the liposuction operation. For the first 2-3 weeks following liposuction, bruising is to be expected. You will be wearing a compression garment as you exit the operation room. To assist reduce swelling, it is suggested that you wear the compression garment consistently for 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. It will hasten healing time and create a flat/firm body shape. You can shower the day after the operation and go back to work within a few days. When a considerable quantity of fat is removed from a single region, experts may insert drains beneath the skin to speed up healing. Skin numbness is typical in the weeks following surgery.
What kind of outcome can you anticipate?
Whereas most patients see results immediately away, it takes around 3 months for all surgical swelling to go away and the ultimate result of liposuction to be seen. Liposuction results might endure a long time if you live a healthy and active lifestyle.
The advantages of liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that has numerous advantages, including quick and easy healing and a balanced result. As a result, we have dips, surpluses, and anomalies to cope with.
Another significant advancement that avoids the problems associated with general anesthesia is pure local anesthesia of the Super Wet Technic kind. The anesthetic solution, in addition to providing effective numbness, constricts the arteries and makes the tissues hard, allowing the doctor to operate more uniformly.
Moreover, neck, breast (gynecomastia in males), arms, belly, back, buttocks, hips, anterior and posterior thighs, knees, and calves are some of the most common regions treated with liposuction. For individuals with loose skin, liposuction is not an effective therapy. It can help reduce the look of cellulite, but it won’t completely eliminate it.