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  • Liposuction FAQ's

    What is Liposuction?
    Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's contour by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and MUSCLE.

    How it is done?
    Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula The Liposuction cannula, typically connected to a powerful suction pump, is inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin, and fat is removed by suction as the cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fat

    Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?
    The best candidates for liposuction are in good health and have realistic expectations of what liposuction can do for them A good candidate usually has one or more localized accumulations of fat that can be removed by liposuction.

    Is there any age limit for Liposuction?
    Anyone who is above the age of 18 years can undergo Liposuction

    Why some patients are denied for Liposuction?
    Someone who expects absolute perfection is not a good candidate for Liposuction. Excessively obese patients are usually not good candidates for Liposuction

    Liposuction can be done in which areas of the body?
    Commonly, liposuction is done on the abdomen, chest, back, hip, thighs, calf, neck and on the face

    Is it safe to undergo Liposuction for Gynecomastia?
    Yes it is a safe procedure and usually without any major complications

    What type of anaesthesia you use?
    Since the patients are anxious the procedure is usually done under General Anaesthesia by a qualified Anaesthesiologist It can be done under local anaesthesia while the patient is fully awake but we dont recommend it our centre due to practical difficulties

    What is the Duration of surgery?
    It takes about 2 to 4 hours for liposuction and it depends on the area and the quantity of fat suctioned

    Does the fat reaccumulate after liposuction if i become overweight?
    Liposuctioned fat never returns back, But the fat will accumulate in the area where the fat was not suctioned That is the reason why it is important to be on dieting and proper exercise regimes following Liposuction

    How much of weight will be lost after Liposuction?
    Even after sucking more than 6 litres of fat you will lose only 1 to 2 kilograms of weight As previously explained Liposuction is not a weight reduction surgery

    Is the procedure safe?
    It is an extremely safe procedure when required precautions are taken and the team comprising of experienced surgeons and Qualified anaesthesiologist with well trained nursing personnel In Liposuction surgery we are removing only the fat under the skin The cannulas are not damaging any important organ in the body So it is a very safe procedure

    What complications can happen?
    Complications like skin irregularities, contour irregularities, and haematoma are very minor and can be corrected Skin pigmentations and fluid discharge can be there for sometime These complications happen only to a very small percentage of people

    I want to remove all my fat in my body by Liposuction is it possible?
    No it is not possible to do that but cosmetically unacceptable areas can be corrected by staged procedure by multiple sittings

    Is` the accumulation of fat genetically determined?
    Yes Localized accumulations of fat are often inherited and frequently impossible to eliminate by exercise or dieting.

    What happens in the pre operative period?
    Your fitness for surgery will be evaluated by laboratory investigations Certain drugs like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal products will be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery The Surgeon discusses about the patients expectations and about the surgery and areas of surgery to be treated is discussed

    What happens after surgery?
    We use a compression garment or elastic bandages to cover treatment areas. to control swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new body contours.

    How many incisions are made?
    The number of linear incisions that are placed in the skin is determined by a number of factors including size and location of the area being treated

    How long will take for the incisions to heal?
    Incisions usually close up in a week or two, and become completely healed with no scabs within 2 to 4 weeks.

    When can i resume work?
    Most patients can return to non-strenuous work (desk jobs) after just 2 to 3 days. Strenuous work or exercise should not be resumed until at least 2 to 3 weeks have passed Though it is a general statement it depends on the areas treated and techniques used and the decision is usually left to the Surgeon

    How much fat can be removed?
    Normally about 5 litres of fat can be removed. But in certain patients more than 5 litres can be removed.

    What is abdominal etching?
    It is a technique of advanced sculpting of abdominal and chest MUSCLES to improve their appearance. It is done in male & female who do regular exercise and have a good muscle tone.

    What happens to the result if one gains weight after liposuction?
    Fat usually do not come back in treated areasompression

    What are Compression Garments? Are they manufactured in India?
    Compression garments are tight fitting garments which are used for 3 to 6 weeks after liposuction. They help to reduce the swelling and support the skin to avoid loose skin. It is manufactured in India. Today most post liposuction compression garments are custom made.

    Will I be uncomfortable with Compression Garments? Will I lose sleep because of this discomfort?
    Sometimes yes. But you will get used to them in a couple of days. After some time you will prefer wearing pressure garment.

    How long will I have to wear the Compression Garments and for how many hours a day?
    First 3 weeks except during bathing, 24 hrs a day. Next 3 weeks at least 6 to 8 hours

    GYNECOMASTIA FAQs

    What is Gynecomastia ?
    It is aCondition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, It is due to the overgrowth of breast glandular tissue

    Why it causes so much concern?
    Some men try to avoid certain physical activities like swimming They avoid intimacy with others so as not to reveal their condition. And they have emotional discomfort and finally they lose their self confidence.

    What causes Gynecomastia?
    Hormonal changes, the levels of male and female harmones fluctuate during puberty , some men are sensitive to the female hormones hence they develop breast enlargement Heredity conditions, Certain diseases Drug abuse or overuse can also cause Gynacomastia

    At what age you should be concerned about Gynacomastia?
    During the teen years, the hormonal changes of puberty can sometimes cause one or both breasts to become enlarged and tender. While embarrassing, this condition usually disappears after a few months If the breast enlargement is persistent over 18 years and stable for more than 2 years it must be treated

    What does the Gynecomastia contain? Is it only fat?
    It could be localised deposit of fat only or only excess glandular tissue development It could be a combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue

    Is it precancerous?
    No, it is not precancerous although the breast tissue suctioned or excised is subjected to biopsy routinely

    What is the treatment for Gynecomastia?
    Usually Liposuction will suffice for most of the patients

    Is it safe to undergo Liposuction for Gynecomastia?
    Yes it is a safe procedure and usually without any major complications

    Is it necessary to have open surgery also in Gynecomastia?
    Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the hard glandular tissue underneath the nipple by a small incision The scar may not be visible as it is placed in an inconspicuous manner

    What is the usual routine for Gynecomastia surgery?
    The surgeon will examine you and ask you to get investigated for pre operative assessment Once you are fit, the Cosmetic surgeon admits you in the hospital and your chest is examined again and markings are made to plan for surgery Usually the surgery is done under General Anaesthesia and in the post operative period you will be asked to wear a compression garment for sometime Some sutures need to be removed at 10 12 days The tumescent fluid may be draining for a few days

    When i can resume my work?
    Light activity may be resumed in two days. Sports activities may be resumed in 2 to 4 weeks but the Cosmetic Surgeon decides on each patient You need to wear compression Garments for a period of 4 to 6 weeks

    Is the procedure safe?
    It is an extremely safe procedure when required precautions are taken and the team comprising of experienced surgeons and Qualified anaesthesiologist with well trained nursing personnel In Liposuction surgery we are removing only the fat under the skin The cannulas are not damaging any important organ in the body So it is a very safe procedure

    What complications can happen?
    Complications like skin irregularities, contour irregularities, and haematoma are very minor and can be corrected Skin pigmentations and fluid discharge can be there for sometime These complications happen only to a very small percentage of people

    I want to remove all my fat in my body by Liposuction is it possible?
    No it is not possible to do that but cosmetically unacceptable areas can be corrected by staged procedure by multiple sittings

    Is` the accumulation of fat genetically determined?
    Yes Localized accumulations of fat are often inherited and frequently impossible to eliminate by exercise or dieting.

    What happens in the pre operative period?
    Your fitness for surgery will be evaluated by laboratory investigations Certain drugs like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal products will be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery The Surgeon discusses about the patients expectations and about the surgery and areas of surgery to be treated is discussed

    What happens after surgery?
    We use a compression garment or elastic bandages to cover treatment areas. to control swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new body contours.

    How many incisions are made?
    The number of linear incisions that are placed in the skin is determined by a number of factors including size and location of the area being treated

    How long will take for the incisions to heal?
    Incisions usually close up in a week or two, and become completely healed with no scabs within 2 to 4 weeks.

    When can i resume work?
    Most patients can return to non-strenuous work (desk jobs) after just 2 to 3 days. Strenuous work or exercise should not be resumed until at least 2 to 3 weeks have passed Though it is a general statement it depends on the areas treated and techniques used and the decision is usually left to the Surgeon

    How much fat can be removed?
    Normally about 5 litres of fat can be removed. But in certain patients more than 5 litres can be removed.

    What is abdominal etching?
    It is a technique of advanced sculpting of abdominal and chest muscles to improve their appearance. It is done in male & female who do regular exercise and have a good MUSCLE tone.

    What happens to the result if one gains weight after liposuction?
    Fat usually do not come back in treated areasompression

    What are Compression Garments? Are they manufactured in India?
    Compression garments are tight fitting garments which are used for 3 to 6 weeks after liposuction. They help to reduce the swelling and support the skin to avoid loose skin. It is manufactured in India. Today most post liposuction compression garments are custom made.

    Will I be uncomfortable with Compression Garments? Will I lose sleep because of this discomfort?
    Sometimes yes. But you will get used to them in a couple of days. After some time you will prefer wearing pressure garment.

    How long will I have to wear the Compression Garments and for how many hours a day?
    First 3 weeks except during bathing, 24 hrs a day. Next 3 weeks at least 6 to 8 hours

    Abdominoplasty FAQ's

    What is Abdominoplasty?
    Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct excessive looseness, sagging, protrusion or weakness of abdominal wall. Hence the abdomen becomes tighter and flatter. The abdominal profile becomes smoother and firmer; It becomes more proportional to overall body shape and body weight

    How is abdominoplasty done?
    The Cosmetic surgeon removes all excessive skin and unwanted fat of the abdomen from umbilicus level and below The deeper MUSCLES that are weakened or separated (due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging) are strengthened by suturing. The umbilicus is repositioned by Umbilicoplasty.

    Is Abdominoplasty a good way to lose weight?
    No, Abdominoplasty is not a good method for weight loss. Not only is it less effective for people who are obese, but also the results are less than ideal, and there are increased risks for the significantly overweight person.

    Will Abdominoplasty tighten up loose skin?
    Yes, that is one of the main purposes of Abdominoplasty

    What are the preoperative tests?
    Apart from the routine tests, an ultrasound scan of the abdomen is done to rule out associated intraabdominal or intrapelvic pathology e.g. uterine mass, which can be tackled during the Abdominoplasty procedure. Other tests are for purpose of giving Anaesthesia. The patient must be of good general health with no life threatening illnesses or medical conditions.

    Liposuction can be done in which areas of the body?Can the problems come back after Abdominoplasty?
    Fat cannot come back unless one gains weight again, in which case all body areas will share in the weight gain. However, after Abdominoplasty the treated area has a permanently decreased capacity for additional fat, because so many of the fat cells have simply been removed. But there are still fat cells present, so some gain in that area is to be expected with weight gain.

    Will i be fit for tummy tuck?
    The best candidates for Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are men or women who are in relatively good physical condition but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal MUSCLES and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Body contouring procedures such as Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are not intended as a substitute for losing weight via diet and exercise. Excess abdominal skin and fat can be removed from the middle and lower abdomen following bariatric weight loss surgery.

    When can i resume work?
    Following tummy tuck surgery, your Cosmetic surgeon will apply bandages and dressings to your incision and may ask you to wear an elastic garment to help your skin adhere to the underlying tissues. If removable sutures are used, your surgeon will remove them in seven to 10 days. At that time, you should be able to resume many everyday activities, but you will need to avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least four to six weeks.

    What is the length of a typical Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery?
    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery generally requires 2 to 5 hours to perform.

    What type of Anaesthesia is used for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
    Generally, a general Anesthetic is used to perform Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery.

    How will I feel and look immediately following Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery?
    There is temporary soreness, swelling, and possibly some bruising. An abdominal binder is worn for several weeks following Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery. Soft drains under the abdominal skin flap are removed in the office approximately one week after surgery. Tiredness may persist for several weeks. Numbness of the skin of the abdomen may last for several months.

    Are there scars that result from Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery?
    Yes, every surgical procedure is associated with scarring. Every effort is taken to make the scars as inconspicuous as possible

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