Does Liposuction Really Last Forever?

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Does Liposuction Really Last Forever?

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    Liposuction is the most evolved cosmetic surgery in India and hence sees an increasing demand every year. Many public and private hospitals provide an option for liposuction surgery. They have the best technology and equipment to treat the patients. With this best-in-class medical system in place, the patients are definitely in benefit. They come from all around the world for such treatments. Since India provides an economical option for this cosmetic surgery due to its low cost of living and experienced doctors, many don’t hesitate to undergo Liposuction treatment here. Depending on the treatment area, the Liposuction costs ranges in between $600 to $2,500, which is much, lower than the price in countries like UK, USA etc.

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    Liposuction – the process

    The procedure depends on the area in your body that is being treated upon. For parts of the body like abdomen and thighs, the process is performed in an operating theatre, but for other areas like knees etc. Liposuction can be done in the doctor’s office itself. A small incision is made on the area to be treated and a mixture of fluid made of epinephrine, lidocaine, and salt water is injected.

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    The salt water separated the fat from adjacent muscle and tissues. Epinephrine constricts the blood vessels to reduce the bleeding and lidocaine acts as a numbing agent. Then a long tube is inserted through the incision to suck the fat cells from the treatment area. The results are immediatelyvisible.

    Liposuction – Pros and cons

    Even though Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery being done and requested by patients, it comes with its own pros and cons. As per biology, humans generally have finite fat cells in their body. When one gains or loses weight, these cells expand or shrink accordingly. Liposuction removes most of these fat cells forever so that if a person starts gaining weight again, it happens in an even fashion and the proportion of the body remains normal. At the same time, if you have got the procedure done, then you can’t just sit back and relax thinking that the fat will never reappear. To maintain the results, it is necessary to follow a healthy lifestyle and follow the dietary instructions given by your doctor. If you are looking for a quick weight loss option then Liposuction is not the solution to your problem.

    Liposuction areas to remove fat

    Several studies show that the fat does come back even after the Liposuction process. Dr. Rudolph Leibel, a medical researcher had mentioned in an article that fat cells generate in the human body on continuous basis, as the lifespan of a fat cell is about seven years. Hence, some researchers believe that this could be a reason as to why it is hard to maintain a set weight. Dr. Leibel also emphasizes the fact that the Liposuction process destroys the structure under the skin, due to which the fat doesn’t regrow in the treated area. However, to compensate this fat loss the body generates new fat in other areas.

    Is it a permanent solution?

    The fact is that Liposuction is not a permanent solution to weight loss. It can so happen that your body can see fat growth in awkward places after few years of the procedure. Nevertheless, if you make a commitment for a long diet and exercise regime then this procedure would work for you. Do keep in mind that the liposuction procedure will not eliminate the cause behind the fat growth in your body. Hence, consult one of the best cosmetic surgeons before the cosmetic surgery procedure and follow the precautionary dietary steps as mentioned by your doctor to keep fat re-growth check in your body.

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    Dr Vikas Gupta