Liposuction treatment Overview: Treatment, Ideal candidates, Procedure, Benefits, Result, Cost, Complications, and Aftercare

Liposuction is primarily employed as a minimally invasive body contouring treatment. In this treatment, fat cells are mechanically disrupted using a special instrument called a cannula and then are removed via suction technique.

Stubborn fat troubles many men and women, and many people often feel frustrated not being able to achieve the tone and desired body shape. Excess fat pockets can lead to a flabby, undefined appearance. Liposuction can help one to restore a lean and fit appearance.

The objective of a liposuction procedure is to change body proportions and bring about a balanced and pleasing appearance. So, it is not a simple case of ‘remove all the fat’ but a planned and artistic practice. The treatment is designed to reduce the localized area with excess fat, and it also contours the body areas that are out of proportion with the rest of the body. This treatment removes the fat cells, creates greater body definition, and helps one achieve sleeker contour in the treated area.

What happens during Liposuction Surgery Consultation period?

  • During the consultation period Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, an expert liposuction surgeon in Hyderabad, at Inform Clinics, asks the patient about their specific area of concern and their expectations with the surgery. Dr. Kalva examines the problems and target areas and then advises how he can help improve the target area to achieve a better overall body shape.

  • Detailed plans are made to calculate the amount of fat to be aspirated from different areas to achieve the final results. So, the amount of fat that is taken out depends on the patient's expected body shape, and the surgeon's planning for the same.

  • The patient’s medical history and current health status are also discussed to ensure that one is healthy enough to undergo surgery.

  • The patients are also requested to maintain healthy body weight after the surgery by doing regular exercise to maintain their post-op results.

Ideal candidate for Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is a lifestyle treatment, done for the enhancement of one’s appearance and body proportions.

  • People with good skin elasticity.

  • Must be above 18 years of age.

  • The ideal patients for liposuction must have a BMI (Body Mass Index) within normal range but have deposits of fat that are exercise and diet-resistant.

  • People who want to get rid of stubborn body fat in body areas such as thighs, hips, chest, abdomen, chin, knees, cheek, neck, upper arms, etc.

The criteria for patient selection are normal range BMI and must be free from health issues like:

  • Cardiac problems

  • Liver and kidney problems

  • Neurological problems

  • Diabetes etc

Additionally, if hypertensive, blood pressure must be under control. Pre-operatively reactive blood and radiological tests are done to assess the patient’s fitness for surgery. Intra-operatively, perfect planning, and great care in performing the procedure are followed. By following the established protocol and patient care methods, a significant increase in liposuction's safety and efficacy has been observed.


Obese patients or overweight patients usually do not pursue a healthy lifestyle and healthy dietary habits. It is advised that such patients adopt a healthy lifestyle and achieve a stable body weight before planning for liposuction. The expectation that liposuction can be used to reduce their body weight instead of diet and exercise is wrong. This leads to recurrence of obesity as they do not adopt healthy dietary and exercise habits. It should be clearly understood that liposuction is used to change body proportions to achieve a particular desired shape but not as a weight loss procedure, even though some weight loss does occur as a result of fat removal.

Liposuction Surgery Procedure

The liposuction treatment plan varies slightly depending upon the specific need of an individual.

The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery time depends upon the amount of fat to be removed and target areas or whether another surgery is combined with a tummy tuck or other body lift procedures.

Before the surgery, the target areas are marked, and local or general anesthesia is administered. The tumescent solution is injected at the target site as this solution constricts the blood vessels and causes less post-operative pain and bleeding. A small tiny incision is then made, and a small tube called a cannula is used to break the fat cells. This cannula is moved in back-forth motion which causes the melting of fat, and then this fat melted fat is gently suctioned out through the cannula. The fat is suctioned out slowly to avoid unnecessary trauma to the muscles or skin. Then the incisions are closed, and treated zones are placed in a post-operation compression surgical garment. This garment helps to support the treated area and also reduce post-operative swelling.

Dr. Kalva is trained in the latest liposuction techniques and provides his patients with safe results and desired aesthetic outcomes. After the surgery, the treated area would be swollen, sore, and bruised. One must follow the aftercare measures that are recommended by the surgeon.

Is there any pain or discomfort after Liposuction Surgery?

Modern liposuction involves the administration of a tumescent solution to the areas under treatment. The solution contains a mixture of local anesthetic adrenaline etc. that numb the area. The extraction of fat is done after the area is sufficiently numb and painless. The effect of the tumescent solution lasts for many hours after the procedure. The patient is put on pain medication well before the effect of the tumescent solution is over. Hence, post-operative pain is kept at a minimum.

Body areas that can be treated with Liposuction Surgery

The most popular areas treated by liposuction differ in men and women and also by ethnicity. Men most commonly request for contouring of the abdomen, love handles, and chest. Few men suffering from heavy thighs and hips request for liposuction for these areas. Women most commonly request liposuction for hips outer and inner thighs. Outer thighs (saddlebags) seem to be common trouble areas for Indian women that prevent them from wearing trousers or jeans. Hips and buttocks are the traditional fat deposit areas in women and can be heavier compared to their upper body. Fat deposits in inner thighs prevent women from pursuing an active lifestyle. The inner thighs rub against each other creating friction during exercise, running, etc.

Such problems occurring due to fat deposits (apart from problems of appearance) are best dealt with liposuction. Some areas which are very specific to women are the arms and inner aspect of knees. In some cultures and societies, women seem to prefer relatively slimmer arms. This can be achieved through liposuction of arms. Chest reduction can be done using liposuction in some specific cases. Double chin correction, puffy cheek reduction, reduction of fat deposits in the upper back, the base of the neck, etc., are the treatments that are commonly performed for both men and women.

Benefits of Liposuction Surgery

  • Helps one to get a more beautiful and toned physique.

  • Helps to get rid of pockets of fat that are nearly impossible to burn off with diet and exercise.

  • Clothing fits better.

  • The body looks more toned and beautiful.

  • A low-risk procedure that gives excellent results.

  • Helps to remove lipomas and benign fatty tumors from certain body areas.

  • Helps to treat gynecomastia in males.

  • Helps treat lipodystrophy syndrome, a problem that occurs due to poor fat metabolism disturbance.

  • Helps treat chafing of the inner thighs.

  • Corrects abnormalities in the body's appearance.

Results of Liposuction Surgery

Results are visible just after the surgery. Best results can be seen once the body heals and post-operative side effects subside. The surgery results improve during the following weeks, and final results can be seen after 2-3 weeks. The incisions made are small, and therefore scarring is not noticeable.

Liposuction results are permanent

Liposuction involves the removal of subcutaneous fat through 1 cm incisions. ‘Cannulae’ are inserted into the fat through 1cm incisions that are strategically placed in hidden areas like umbilicus, panty lines for abdominal liposuction, groin, inner aspect of the knee for thigh liposuction, behind the ears for double chin correction, the underside of the chest and armpits for chest liposuction, elbow folds for arm liposuction. Since the location of these small incisions is not easily accessible, the scars that result after healing are nearly invisible. After liposuction, the patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Balanced nutrition and adequate physical exercise help maintain a stable body weight, which in turn enhance and maintain the results for a very long time. The results of a person who has undergone liposuction will undergo the same process of aging as in the case of a person who has not undergone the procedure of liposuction.

Liposuction surgeon in Hyderabad

Dr. Dushyanth Kalva has been performing liposuction surgeries for many years and has mastered the art of procedure and helps his patients achieve the best results. Dr. Kalva designs an individualized plan for every individual and knows the right amount of fat to be removed and contour and reshape the remaining fat so that the patient can achieve natural-looking results according to their bone structure.

Will I have loose skin after Liposuction Surgery?

Fat is liquefied and physically removed from the subcutaneous region during liposuction. It results in an immediate volume loss, leaving the skin in excess. However, the skin can shrink or expand as required for example, during weight loss or weight gain). People who are young, not very obese, do not have stretch marks, do not have preexisting looseness of the skin, can expect the skin to shrink and get a firm appearance. Older patients with large amounts of subcutaneous fat, plenty of stretch marks, etc. can be left with residual skin laxity. The ability of the skin to contract also varies from person to person. People with residual skin laxity after liposuction can benefit from skin tightening and lifting procedures.

Cost of Liposuction Treatment in Hyderabad

Inform Clinics provides individualized treatment, as each person's body anatomy and expectations are different. Therefore, liposuction surgery cost in Hyderabad varies for each case.

The cost of liposuction depends on the following factors:

  • Qualifications and expertise of the surgeon.

  • Type of procedure that the patient has requested.

  • Complexity of the procedure.

  • Anesthetist fees.

  • Laboratory tests.

  • Operation Theatre charges.

  • Target areas.

  • Post-surgery garments.

  • Medication.

  • Location of the clinic.

What are the complications and side effects associated with this treatment?

With every surgical procedure, there are some potential risks and complications associated. These include:

  • Bleeding.

  • Blood clot formation.

  • Bruising.

  • Inflammation.

  • Fluid build-up.

  • Infection.

  • Pain.

  • Fat necrosis.

Hence, one must always undergo the treatment from an expert surgeon so that there is minimal risk of getting any complications from the surgery.

Aftercare Liposuction Surgery

  • Take proper rest.

  • Take oral medication as prescribed.

  • Wear a compression garment for a few weeks to control swelling.

  • One can return to a desk job after a week of surgery or as recommended by the surgeon.

  • Avoid fluid build-up and do not scratch the treated area.

  • Avoid strenuous physical activity for three to four weeks following the procedure.

  • Avoid fluid buildup in the treated area.

  • Practice physical activities in moderation.

  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol for a few weeks both before and after surgery.

  • Take proper rest and consume a healthy diet.

To avail of this treatment benefits, consult today with an expert plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, at Inform Clinics.

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