How to Decide if Liposuction Is Right for You

Are you considering having liposuction but you don't have a clue as to whether or not this is a sensible choice for you? Everybody wants to look great but having surgery for cosmetic reasons is a large decision; it comes with a financial cost, a pain cost, and is a form of giving in to a socially constructed image of what a person "ought" to look like rather than growing in self-acceptance. This article provides some steps for you to work through when considering liposuction.


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    Consider your health status. Are there realistic, good reasons why liposuction will improve your health, both physical and mental? Also consider your age and fitness levels. Menopause is often a time of unwanted weight gains due to hormonal changes, and post-pregnancy can be a time for weight gains, but if you're not exercising or taking care of your nutrition needs then you should look at these solutions before surgery.
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    Consider other options first. While being obese is unhealthy, having surgery comes with its own raft of risks. It is really important to gauge the entire range of alternative options as well as the advantages and disadvantages of liposuction with your health professional. It is also important to be able to honestly say that exercise and diet are not helping you in the way that you would really like before resorting to liposuction.
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    Know what is involved in liposuction surgery. Liposuction is usually a very quick procedure that uses minimum incision in the fatty areas and suctions out the fat very easily without much scarring and blood loss. Liposuction in women are mostly carried in abdomen, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, and double chin. The surgery is performed for about 1- 2 hours with general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic often taken as a day case.
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    Consider post-surgery needs. Often the post-surgery aspect is challenging for many people. It is very important to wear a compression garment for about 3- 4 weeks minimum in order to avoid swelling in the operated parts. After the surgery, a person can very soon get back to normal activities after 1-2 weeks of recuperation.[citation needed]
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    Be sure this is the way you really want to go. It will cost money, time and it will cause pain. Are you that unhappy with yourself and that unsure that you cannot improve your health through safer, less expensive means? Are you certain that taking this "shortcut" will be of long-lasting benefits for you?


  • Different types of liposuction surgeries include:

    • Laser liposuction or smart lipo is an easy, safer method to get rid of the fat deposits and firming loose skin. This is a minimal invasive procedure that extracts the fat from the body with the help of tiny probe insertions that suctions out the fat with less destruction and bruising. Laser liposuction not only removes the excess fat but also tightens the floppy skin too. Laser Liposuction is done as an outpatient procedure with less scarring and blood loss. The patients can get back to their normal activities after the surgery has been performed with zero side effects.
    • Tumescent Liposuction is more gradual and a controlled method of removing excess fat from the body. This procedure involves in injecting a local anesthetic in the fatty area along with the solution of a medical liquid in the tissue. The tissue in turn becomes numb and swollen This involves injecting of even larger quantities of medical liquid in the adipose tissue that is under treatment. This liquid would make the area numb and would help in preventing blood loss. Once the liquid is injected then the vacuum tube is inserted.
    • Ultrasonic liposuction or UAL is a modern technique used to liquefy the fat in hard to treat areas with the help of high pitched ultra sonic waves. UAL enables to remove larger volume of fat in hard areas like chin, knees, neck, ankles, calves, male breast, back etc.. It can be performed along with tumescent liposuction for a precise body contouring. During this procedure the body is injected with tumescent fluid in order to prevent the liquid loss and to remove the fat deposits easily. Tumescent fluid is a medical liquid with a combination of local anesthetic, saline solution and epinephrine. A thin vacuum like tube called cannulas are inserted through small incisions in the areas of fat deposits. Then the UAL or the high pitched ultra sonic waves are transmitted. These cannulas when come in contact with the fat cells, they quickly liquefy and suction out the fat very easily. UAL is an effective method to remove fat in larger volumes without much blood loss, scaring, and easy recovery.
    • Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) uses a surgical device that provides a power supply through an electric motor which enables the small cannuals inserted to move in a rapid in-and-out motion. This is very gentle and most effective method to remove the fatty tissues with higher percentage of ligament. This method has proven effective for repeated intervention in tissue remodeling and smooth out the irregularities of the suctioned parts. The surgeon creates smaller incisions for the fat removal resulting in less blood loss, scaring and quick recovery.

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