The cost of liposuction depends on the number of areas being treated and the type of anesthesia used. If it is a small area that can be treated under local anesthesia with sedation then the cost would be less. The cost includes the surgeon’s fee, hospital charges and anesthesia fee. And it also includes free consultation, free follow up for life time and additional discount’s for future surgeries.
Laser liposuction, GPS laser liposuction, Vaser liposuction and Body Jet Liposuction are the advanced techniques of liposuction which are less invasive than traditional liposuction and require easy recovery process.
Laser liposuction is less invasive technique of fat removal that involves a cannula having laser fiber to melt the fat that gets discharged through the lymphatic system.
GPS laser liposuction is an advanced technique that melts and removes fat with laser by using GPS mapping that reduces the chance of burns or trauma.
VASER liposuction is the one of the latest techniques of liposuction that uses ultrasound waves to dislodge and break down the fat which is then removed through a cannula.
Body Jet liposuction is the most recent technique of liposuction that involves injecting a fluid with a saline solution to break the fatty tissues in the targeted areas which gets removed with the injected solution.
The possible complications include infection, bleeding, numbness, irregularities and asymmetry. But under experienced hands the chances of complications to occur are minute.
That depends on the number of areas being treated, height and weight of the patient. For e.g. if someone needs contouring of the outer thighs it may take an hour or less but if multiple areas need treatment, the procedure may last 3 hours or somewhat longer.
Time off from work can vary from a couple of days to a week or 10 days, depending upon the number of areas being treated and the amount of fat removed. If tummy tuck is performed at the same time recovery can take ten days, or longer.
In general, the safe extraction limit is about 5 liters of volume (or 11 pounds) in one session. Sometimes, we can stretch up to 6-7 liters if there is minimal bleeding, patient is young and healthy and one night stay in the hospital is planned.
If a person maintains his/her eating and exercise habits at the same level as before liposuction, the fat does not come back. Usually it happens due to an increase in food intake.
Yes, liposuction is very effective procedure. In selected patients the result are quite dramatic. But it must be understood that this procedure is for body contouring.