Liposuction For Different Parts Of The Body

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2023-03-27 05:30 AM | By Tamira Scientific Committee

Men and women in this modern-day world prefer perfect bodies and shapes. It's not just about appearance, it's all about self-confidence and self-control. Every human including you and me wanted to stay fit and healthy and wish for a better lifestyle every day. A balanced diet and regular workout will give you the body and shape you are aiming for. But sometimes even all these couldn't help you get the sculpted body you crave for. In such cases, doctors prefer liposuction along with your weight loss journey which is considered to be the world's second-largest cosmetic surgery.


Liposuction is a plastic surgery used for removing unwanted extra fats in the human body. This removes the nettlesome fats deposited in your body through a suction process which are hard to be removed by any breath-taking diet plan.  Liposuction is a famous cosmetic surgery in the world. The procedure is done under general, regional, or local anesthesia. The procedure goes generously with people with normal weight and good skin conditions. It is considered to be the safest way to lose fat in specified areas.

Types Of Liposuction

  • Arms Liposuction:

Arms liposuction involves removing excess fat under the upper arm to achieve shapely units. Liposuction arms could also be done to treat lymphedema. Lymphedema is due to the accumulation of sap called lymph which leads to swelling of arms. The procedure is concentrated on reducing the lymph nodes where the lymph is drained completely. Liposuction arms involve various types such as suction-, power-, Vibro-, ultrasound-, laser-, laser-assisted liposuction.

  • Neck Liposuction:

Neck liposuction or double chin liposuction is a process in which pockets of fat under the chin in the neck area are removed. It may seem like a pain in the neck but it is the most easiest and effective liposuction surgery. It focuses mainly on the outside skin and inside neck muscle.

  1. Fats in the neck region are mostly due to the result of genes of the same issues.
  2. It is just a five minutes process and the process could be achieved while you are wide awake.
  3. Recovery comes within four days.

  • Face Liposuction:

Liposuction for the face is a common cosmetic surgery. Unwanted fatty tissues are removed with a cannula and vacuum device to enhance the facial shape like jawline or cheeks.

  1. The procedure is achieved within a half-hour to one hour of time length.
  2. Surgery undergoes general, local, or intravenous sedation.
  3. It takes 20 to 28 days for complete recovery. Until recovery, patients are advised to wear a compression garment.
  4. Soring, irritation, swelling, and burning sensations are the possible side effects. But it is temporary.

  • Cheeks Liposuction: Lipo cheeks are done in a similar way to lipo done on other parts. It will shape the cheeks by slimming the face as you wanted. It sometimes involves facelift cosmetic surgery too. Buccal lipectomy is a process of removal of specific fat tissue called buccal fat pad in the cheek which differs from cheeks liposuction.

  1. The surgery takes place from 30 minutes to 1 hour of the period.
  2. The doctor uses a pen to mark the area on your cheek to be treated.
  3. With small incisions under general anesthesia, the fats are removed easily.
  4. The most prominent used techniques are tumescent, ultrasound, and laser methods.
  5. Recovery time varies from 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery.

  • Leg Liposuction:

Lipo to legs involves mainly thigh liposuction. Thick thighs are normally treated with this. Excess fats from the inner and outer areas of the thighs are treated to feel more convinced and comfortable while wearing short skirts or skinny leggings. The thigh liposuction can also slim down the small turns that are seen underneath the buttocks. Fats above your knees and in your lower legs literally disappear with the surgery.

  1. Compression garments are given to wear for up to 3 weeks.
  2. Scars are minimal and appear only in the incision areas.
  3. Recovery time is short when compared to other liposuction surgeries.
  4. Most importantly, with lipo, you cannot reduce your muscles on the calves.

  • Stomach Or Abdominal Liposuction:

This is the most popular topic in liposuction. One should clearly understand that there are two types of fat involved in the stomach such as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.

  1. Subcutaneous fats are pinchable jiggly fats present underneath the skin. These are benign and are of not to worry.
  2. Whereas visceral fats are present in the abdominal cavity. They are firm and thick. All fat cells release hormones, but visceral fats, as they are present near the organs are likely to cause only problems with the organ functions.

Abdominal liposuction can only remove subcutaneous fats. Visceral fats could not be removed through surgery and they can be achieved through strict exercise and diet plans.

Stomach liposuction doesn't need general anesthesia. Surgeons add lidocaine (acts as a numbing agent) during the tumescent method under local anesthesia which helps in putting the patients to sleep during surgery.

Recovery time is about six weeks of post-surgery. A compression garment is crucial.

  • Back Liposuction:

The back is an extremely alluring part of the body for both men and women. This is where most of the fats are accumulated when compared to other parts of the body. Back fats are extremely hard to reduce with workouts and dieting but this can be easily achieved through lipo. Back liposuction removes the thick layer of adipose tissue and redefines a strong shoulder and back in men and women.

The upper back and middle back are mainly concentrated. With back liposuction usually, three areas together are concentrated including arms. The lower portion of the back called the waist is focused during the procedure. Slimming the whole upper half of the body helps in maintaining an excellent proportion of the back.

The whole procedure takes place within 1 to 2 hours of the period. You can engage in heavy activities within 2 weeks of surgery. Results are seen within a month and the fats are completely removed and eliminate the growth of new fat cells. Stay focused and maintain your body as long as you need a perfect body shape.

360° Liposuction

Lipo 360° focuses on the liposuction of three hundred and sixty degrees around the midriff. If lipo is to be done for the waist, abdomen, and the flanks or the sides of the spine then the procedure is known as 360° liposuction. It is not full-body liposuction; it only deals with the abdomen and does not involve arms or thighs or calves or the upper back.

Liposuction Scars

The most common question people have on their minds is about the scars after surgery. One should understand clearly that any surgery involving incisions will leave scars on the areas that have had scalpel touch and puncturing of the skin. Even though we give them a satisfactory answer they aim at the question of whether it will be visible to the naked eye. There is no such scarless liposuction procedure but with modern technology, the scars are minimal and are of less consideration.

Liposuction For Men

Usually, lipo for men differs from that of women because men have different amounts of fat than women. In men, the surgery is mostly concentrated in the areas of the neck, chest, abdomen, and sides or flanks. Male fat is enclosed fibrous tissue which is difficult to remove but with their skin composition, the surgery goes well with them.

Weight Loss After Lipo Surgery

Here comes the most significant thing, that lipo is performed not to lose weight but to shape your body and improve your physique. Some patients indeed lose a certain amount of weight after the surgery. Patients should never predict a dramatic weight loss after the surgery.

In general, it is advised to suck out 4-5L of fats and not more than that during lipo. Patients usually lose up to 5-8 pounds after the surgery. The results are noticed after 8-12 weeks of the surgery. If several other areas are involved in the surgery, for example, liposuction for the face and liposuction for the thighs is the patient's desire then it involves sucking out more than 5L of fats understanding that these two surgeries should have a time-space of 12 weeks aloof.

This surgery removes the fat cells perpetually and patients should stick to the instructions given by their doctors. If you cannot follow the proper guidance provided by the surgeon then you may gain more weight than it was before the surgery.

How Much Is Liposuction?

Liposuction has become a trendy cosmetic surgery in recent days. The surgery cost in India ranges from Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 5,00,000 depending on the amount of fat to be removed. In the US, it is found that the average amount of full-body liposuction costs around $3500 - $3650.

Liposuction Recovery Time

The first week after the surgery would be a little painful with subtle swelling and abrasions. Swelling could be reduced by doing lymphatic massage. Generally, liposuction recovery time varies from not more than 7 to 10 days but you need at least 4 to 6 weeks to get involved in any physical activities. The long-term recovery involves up to 3 proper months. It is suggested to take anti-inflammatory pills for pain relief and don't forget to use them only under a doctor's prescription.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Can you get liposuction all over your body?

Even though people with a healthy lifestyle struggle to have a flat abdomen, it seems fats are accumulated especially in the buttocks, arms, and thighs. But can we skip to the good part? And fortunately, many areas of the body react well with liposuction. Yes, you can get liposuction for almost all over your body like arms, neck, stomach, back, abdominal, and others. This is a flexible and adaptable surgery.

  1. How many sizes do you lose with liposuction?

With Liposuction surgery, one can drop about 1 to 2 sizes depending upon the amount of fat removed, and usually, 6 to 7 liters of fats will be removed during this process. By maintaining a healthy and balanced diet you can maintain body weight even after months of surgery.

  1. Does liposuction work on belly fat?

Liposuction does work on belly fats but the thing is that even after the surgery one may feel like their belly would never turn flat at all. They might feel an increase in visceral fat that encircles the organs around the abdomen. It is because the person undergoing abdominal liposuction should engage themselves in constant diet plans and healthy activities such as doing exercise. As said before, liposuction goes well with the person who already has a good body type or skin and is physically engaging in activities. Doctors still get confused with why visceral fat gets deposited even after the surgery. Maybe this fat could be metabolically more active compared to other fats.

  1. How many areas can you liposuction at once?

There is no such reliable limit for how many areas are to be treated with one surgery. Most stretches include a maximum of 3 to 4 areas. Yet, the surgeons prefer to remove not more than five liters of fat per stretch considering the patient's sanctuary. Normally, when multiple areas are targeted then it is said to lie within the general proximity like hips, thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. Every procedure differs according to the surgeon and treatment you choose.

  1. Does skin sag after laser liposuction?

Modern technologies in liposuction are developed and one such interesting thing is laser liposuction. Often people worry that after achieving the surgery their skin might sag or lose its firmness. This laser liposuction alters the skin with greater exactitude and reduced pain around the surrounding area.

Skin tightening is the major benefit of laser treatment. Older patients could often discern the skin elasticity even after the surgery. With laser liposuction, within 1 to 3 months of post-surgery patients could witness an obvious difference in skin shrinkage and skin firmness. The skin reacts to the surgery to a satisfactory degree.

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