Friday, October 28, 2011

Details About What Liposuction Surgery Does by Rudy Silva

Liposuction surgery is a procedure of removing excess fat from areas like the face, chin, love handles, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, flanks, hips, upper arms, jowls and neck. The sole purpose of liposuction is similar to all cosmetic surgery-to improve your physical appearance and body.

When it comes to liposuction, the surgeon has in mind the goal of improving the contour of your body. It comes from the Greek word ‘lipos’ which means fat. It is also known by its other terms such as suction lipectomy and lipoplasty.

In order to remove fats, liposuction uses suction, which is provided by a vacuum-like device or by a large syringe. The suction is inserted through a small incision in the body, and the surgeon will suction out some of the fat tissue.

In contrast to what most people believe, liposuction surgery is not an alternative method to losing weight, if you are overweight. What it offers is a way to a smoother and trimmer body if you have extra pockets of fats that will not go away with physical exercise.

Discarding the financial aspect, the ideal people to have liposuction are those who are close to normal weight. But, they have pockets of excess fat with firm skin, and are physically and psychologically healthy.

Before the procedure, you need to find the right surgeon for you. Discuss with him all your expectations and concern. Even if liposuction sucks the fat tissue out of your body, it is not a guarantee that you will have a perfect body. A good surgeon will discuss with you the facts about the procedure, the preparation, the benefits, risks, costs and the recovery period.

You will also have to take certain measures as part of your preparation. For example, if you are taking birth control pill, it should be stopped and be replaced with another birth control method, until after the liposuction surgery.

Drugs such as Ibuprofen, aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided for ten days before the surgery, because these drugs can contribute to bleeding during and after the surgery. Even certain vitamins and herbs can affect bleeding, so it is best to inform your surgeon, if you are taking them.

If you are a smoker, your surgeon will recommend that you stop, before the surgery, and you should not resume even after the procedure. Smoking can put you at higher risks of contracting chest infections, after anesthesia is injected into your body.

Depending on some cases, your surgeon will inform you not to eat any food and drink any liquid after midnight a day before the surgery. The choice of anesthesia depends on several factors, including the amount of fat removed, the technique of liposuction used and your pain tolerance.

There are three types of anesthesia that your surgeon will choose: local, regional and general. The local numbs only the area to be treated, while regional numbs the lower half of your body, and general makes you unconscious.

The three techniques common in making liposuction surgery are wet liposuction, super wet liposuction and tumescent liposuction. The wet liposuction requires general anesthesia. The amount of wetting solution will be less than the volume of fat removed.

In super wet liposuction, the wetting solution is equal to the volume of fat removed, and requires general anesthesia. Finally, the tumescent liposuction surgery has a wetting solution of two or three times the volume of fat removed. It requires local anesthesia, and causes fat deposits to swell. This technique is the most common, because it has the advantage of having less bleeding, and bruising.