Liposuction is basically removing excess body fat by vacuum. The areas to be treated are arms, legs, thighs, knees, back, breasts, hips, waist, chin and abdomen. Liposuction is a method used for re-defining the silhouette rather than losing weight. It is widely preferred due to its practicality and results.
The patient is put under general, spinal, or local anaesthesia. The fat is retracted from under the skin by means of small plastic tubes called cannula. After the skin is desensitized, the doctor makes a series of tiny incisions to place the tubes under the skin. Patients should use a special corset for the following six weeks in order to accelerate the recovery. Although the surgery is not intended to remove cellulite, most doctors believe that it improves the appearance of certain areas that contain cellulite.
Although the duration of the operation depends on the area, the operation usually takes about two hours. The patient can be discharged from the hospital on the very day. The patients are strongly recommended to wear the corset constantly during the first week. The patient can take a shower by the end of this period. Shortly after the surgery, the patients must adhere to a diet that must be supplemented by exercise. Post-surgery oedema and bruises disappear in seven to ten days. Within a month, precise results can be observed. The doctor keeps a detailed track of the course of recovery.