Liposuction: Everything You Need To Know

Posted By:Dr. Ritesh Anand On 2022/02/01

Liposuction (also known as lipo, lipectomy, lipoplasty, and liposculpture ) is a cosmetic fat-removal procedure that has the ability to improve body contour and remove excess fat. Ideal for removing unwanted fat from the bodys targeted areas, liposuction is gaining popularity across the globe.

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  1. Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure
  2. How Does Liposuction Work?
  3. How does a patient prepare for liposuction surgery?
  4. Liposuction might have some Risks
  5. What does Liposuction recovery look like?
  6. What are the results of Liposuction surgery?

1. Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Procedure

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and would not help you get rid of cellulite. It is usually performed by a Plastic surgeon on the tummy, back, arms, hips, thighs, buttocks, and under the face or chin to improve their shape. It may be performed alongside other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tucks, facelifts, and breast reductions.
It is important for an individual to be in good health before this procedure can be initiated. That means you must at least:

- Have elastic and firm skin
- Not smoke
- Be within 30 percent of your ideal weight

This surgical procedure is not recommended to individuals who have a weak immune system or facing health complications such as uncontrolled heart diseases, diabetes, or blood pressure issues..


2. How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction may take place at a surgery center or your surgeons office.
The liposuction procedure would require only local, regional, or general anesthesia. The surgeons team will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels throughout the liposuction procedure.
The surgeon will then mark the areas where fat is accumulated. Thereafter, tiny 2-3 mm incisions will be made in those areas and a cannula (a hollow tube) would be inserted into fatty layers through the incisions. Liquified fat is then absorbed through a vacuum attached to the cannula.
Before suction, the surgeon will detach fat cells from each other and surrounding tissues using a series of techniques such as vibration, laser light, ultrasound, and saline.

3. How does a patient prepare for liposuction surgery?

Before the surgery, the surgeon would explain to you what to expect from the liposuction surgery. You would be asked to stop taking specific medications like blood thinners and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, and Voltaren and any other herbal medications and immunity boosters.
You should stop smoking and consuming alcohol at least 3-6 weeks before the surgery as it may interfere with the treatment and healing process. On the day of surgery, you would be asked not to consume food or drink at least 10-12 hours before the surgery. The procedure may last up to several hours.
The estimated cost of a liposuction procedure in India is INR 40,000-180,000/- though this may vary and depend on many factors, including but not limited to the type of surgery, patients general and overall health,duration of stay in the hospital/clinic , the skill and the experience of the surgeon , and type of accommodation opted, etc.

4. Liposuction might have some risks

In rare cases, liposuction may cause health complications such as pain, itching, discomfort, numbness, or changes in skin sensation. However, these side effects usually subside on their own or can be treated with medications.
It is highly recommended that you select a reputed and successful liposuction specialist at Dr. Ritesh Clinic. This would help you get complete peace of mind and stay assured that your health is in safe hands.

5. What does Liposuction recovery look like?

Your surgeon may allow you to leave back for home the same day or the next morning depending on the type of surgery you had. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for about 2-3 months to inhibit or control swelling and to help in skin retraction. The surgeon would prescribe some antibiotics to avoid the possibility of infections or bruising. The success rate of this medical procedure is as high as 90-95 percent. The majority of people undergoing a liposuction procedure return to work within a few days and they can expect normal activities within 2-3 weeks. But It can vary person to person.

6. What are the results of Liposuction surgery?

You can expect to have a better shape of your body after the liposuction procedure. During liposuction, the fat cells of your body would be removed permanently. However, you should follow a diet rich in whole grains, low-fat dairy, fresh fruits, green vegetables, and lean protein so that you dont gain weight again. It is equally important for you to engage in workouts and follow an active lifestyle on a consistent basis. Your liposuction results will keep on improving if you are committed to follow a healthy lifestyle after the liposuction procedure.
At Dr. Ritesh Clinic, you will get all your questions answered and the best treatment with the latest training and techniques.


Liposuction is an effective way to get rid of excess fat from specific areas of the body. However, it is a specialised cosmetic procedure and should therefore be handled only by a successful and experienced cosmetic surgeon at Dr. Ritesh Anand Clinic.