Fat removal, also known as liposuction, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing unwanted fat from specific body areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and upper arms. This procedure improves body contour and achieves a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
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Types of fat removal procedures
There are various sorts of fat removal procedures, each employing a unique technique to eliminate excess fat. Here are some of the most common procedures for fat removal:
- Traditional liposuction
Traditional liposuction is the most prevalent method of fat removal. During this procedure, a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is used to extract fat cells from the targeted area. The cannula is incorporated through tiny incisions in the skin and moved back and forth to break and extract fat cells. Traditional liposuction can treat various body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, and upper arms.
- Laser liposuction
Laser liposuction, also known as SmartLipo, utilizes laser energy to dissolve and liquefy fat cells prior to suctioning them out with a cannula. This technique is less invasive than traditional liposuction and can result in less bruising and swelling. Typically, laser liposuction is used to treat smaller body areas, such as the chin, neck, and arms.
CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive fat removal technique that employs freezing temperatures to eliminate fat cells. Without incisions or anesthesia, this procedure can be performed on multiple body areas, including the midsection, thighs, and flanks.
- Vaser liposuction
Vaser liposuction, or VASERlipo, is a form of liposuction that applies ultrasound technology to strategically break down and remove excess fat from specific body areas. The operation is minimally invasive and is performed under local anesthesia or mild sedation on an outpatient basis.
What to expect during and after fat removal
You may be under anesthesia or conscious sedation during fat removal, depending on the type of procedure performed. The duration required for the treatment varies with the size and quantity of regions to be treated.
After a fat removal procedure, the patient may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with pain medication and compression garments. Most people can continue their daily routines within a couple of days to a week after the treatment.
Recovery after fat removal
It is typical for the treated area to experience pain, discomfort, and stiffness following the procedure. Topical ointments and compression garments can assist in managing these symptoms.
Your surgeon may also recommend taking several days or up to a week off from work or school to rest and recover. In addition, it is advised to maintain a healthy diet and avoid excessive salt consumption, which can lead to fluid retention and swelling.
Patients should abstain from excessive physical activity for at least two weeks after surgery to enable the body to heal. Light walking is also recommended to improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
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