Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

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Information About Liposuction

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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure, liposuction serves to remove areas of extra fat from the body. Fat can be taken from many areas of the body including upper arms, thighs, abdomen, back, chest, and calves. The main purpose of liposuction is to improve a person's appearance and thus boost their self-confidence. This procedure should not be thought of as a treatment for obesity. However, liposuction can be a starting point of a healthy lifestyle if the patient commits to healthy diet, exercise, and professional advice.

Other Uses of Liposuction  

According to an one article, liposuction is also sometimes used to treat some medical conditions. One such condition is lipoma, the presence of a fat tumor that is benign. Another example is lymphedema, a disorder where liquid of the lymph system builds up in body tissues, causing areas like the arms and legs to look "fat." Finally, gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction. Gynecomastia is the condition where a male's breasts collect too much fat. Conditions such as these may not be life-threatening, but they cause discomfort and can interfere with daily life. 

Liposuction Procedures 

Liposuction is sometimes performed after you are put to sleep completely with anesthesia. Other times, only parts of the body need to be numbed with anesthesia. In the procedure, an incision is made in the area of the body from which the fat will be removed. Into that incision, the surgeon inserts a cannula, a device that uses suction to "suck out" the fat.

The procedure can either be tumescent liposuction or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. In the tumescent method, a chemical will be injected into the fat to help make the fat easier to remove. In the ultrasound-assisted method, the fat is melted into a liquid using ultrasonic energy before being removed.

Liposuction Risks 

Liposuction is a safe and healthy procedure as long as you have had consultation about it and your doctor agrees it is right for you. However, no medical procedure comes without risks:

  • Numbness: It's common to have temporary numbness or irritation in the area from which the fat was removed. 
  • Seromas: These are are clusters of fluid that sometimes gather beneath the skin after liposuction. This problem is easily solved by draining the excess liquid.
  • Fat embolism: This happens when particles of fat get stuck in a blood vessel that may then find its way to the brain or lungs, posing serious risk. However, this condition is extremely uncommon. Likewise, skin infections and heart or kidney problems are exceedingly rare. 

With this information about liposuction fat removal, it will be easier to understand the process and talk to your doctor about this helpful cosmetic surgery. 


26 January 2017