The modern lifestyle of today is increasingly driven by technology saving us time and effort. However, notwithstanding the level of convenience we enjoy thanks to the use of technology, there are downsides to it as well. Our sedentary lifestyle devoid of any physical activity has given rise to stress and related ailments. And among those, obesity can certainly be counted as a pandemic of sorts. If statistics are to be believed then around 2.1 billion people or 30% of the global population are considered to be overweight or obese (Source: healthdata.org.)
The spread of obesity is driven by a host of factors – genetics, stress, sedentary lifestyle, and increased consumption of fast food among others. There is no escaping from the fact that obesity has severe downsides to it as well – contracting serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease etc. So, alarm bells should start ringing should you or anyone else around you become obese. Yes, physical activity like exercises or diet control can help and should be pursued with vigour but the results are mostly protracted. In order to address the issue of obesity in the quickest possible time, it is better to undergo liposuction surgery.
What is liposuction?
It is a surgical procedure wherein excess fat is removed from the body using suction. It helps to achieve proper body contouring for the patient and makes him or her appear seemingly better, both in outward appearance and an improved metabolism inside. Although it must be added here that liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss methods such as exercise and diet control.
How does liposuction help?
The procedure removes excess fat cells aka Adipose cells using special cannulas (stainless steel or any hard metal build hollow tubes) and a suction device called the aspirator. This is done by a plastic surgeon in areas such as belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms or even face to enhance their shape. Furthermore, liposuction surgery in India can also be done with other plastic surgeries involving face lifts, tummy tucks, or breast reduction.
Precautions to be taken
To begin with, consult a surgeon and weigh the benefits, risks and costs. In the run-up to surgery, you may be asked to steer clear of smoking and restrict your alcohol consumption. It is better to let the surgeon know about the allergies you may have and the medications you take. The doctor might ask you to stop or regulate the intake of blood thinners and painkillers. Since it is a type of surgery, it should be done from accredited centres only and under the watchful eyes of an expert plastic surgeon.
Is the procedure safe?
Like any other surgical procedure, the safety of liposuction surgery depends on the amount of fat extracted, the anaesthetic agent used, and the patient’s health. The procedure used in patients suffering from heart ailments, diabetes and other medical issues can be risky. Also, in aged people with less elastic skin, the results of liposuction may not be ideal.
State of the art facility
To ensure liposuction delivers the best results, the procedure should be carried out in a state of art facility like the Saraswat Hospital in Agra. The hospital restricts itself to extracting a maximum of 5 litres of fat and keeps it stored in syringes to meet irregularities, if any. Saraswat Hospital corrects irregular contouring (imbibed from other facilities) using syringe liposuction to cause minimal damage to the harvested fat cells.
Liposuction is a powerful surgical procedure to render one’s body and skin fit and elastic. However, it should be done at a special facility like Saraswat Hospital and by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Satya Saraswat MBBS, MS, M.Ch, DNB (gold medallist) for excellent results.