In this seemingly perfect world of Instagram
and whatnot every person wants to present the best side of their life and their looks. And just like water bodies, human bodies come in various shapes and sizes but not everybody is fully comfortable with the way they look. Most people have their body goals, be it gaining weight, losing weight, getting “ripped” or just achieving that Brad Pitt look from The Fight Club, but only a few of them are able to achieve those goals.
Fairness cream ads have been there for decades. There’s new hair-serum being “invented” for bald people every-day. If you tune into a tele-shopping channel during the late hours of the night, there is always an equipment/machine being advertised for obese people. The point here being that the general population is sensitive about their appearances.
Break up and suck the fat out the body is called Liposuction
Skinny people want to gain weight which is achievable by eating healthy but the obese people have it worse than the skinny ones because they have to keep in check all aspects of their life. Their diet, their exercise and their health stats etcetera play a crucial role in their journey of weight loss.
Most people who are determined to do a 180 degree on their looks succeed but some slip and fall. They lose hope and fall into an endless pit of hopelessness dug by the people who body-shame them. The constant judgement and criticism can put a lot pressure on the person, the person either chooses to keep working towards their goal or completely let themselves go or use artificial means such as weight loss pills or liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
- The type of cosmetic surgery that is used to break up and suck the fat out the body is called Liposuction. It is often referred to as Lipo-sculpture Suction, Lipo, Lipo-plasty or Lipectomy. The areas of the body where it is usually used is chin, neck, arms, upper or lower back, buttocks, thighs and calves.
- The instrument used to remove the fat is known as a Cannula which is a hollow instrument that is inserted under the skin and high pressure vacuum is applied to the fat repositories in the body.
- A general Liposuction costs around $2000-$3500 and almost 300,000 procedures are carried out in the United States making it one of the most common cosmetic operations of the country.
- A person having Liposuction surgery is usually anesthetized and general risks iIn certain cases liposuction helps in treating some medical conditions.
- Tumescent Liposuction: Involves use of a saline solution.
- Dry Liposuction: No solutions used, there is a risk of bleeding and bruising.
- Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction: The fat is melted through ultrasound before being suctioned out.
- Power-assisted Liposuction: Continuous movement helps in removing fat from body.
- Laser Assisted Lipolysis: Incision is made into the part being suctioned and then laser is used to melt the fat.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction can be used to treat some conditions:
- Lymphedema: It is a severe condition in which excess fluid called lymph fluid collects in certain tissue which causes extreme swelling or edema. Liposuction is used to treat edemas of the limbs.
- Gynecomastia: Lipo-sculpting can be used to sculpt fat accumulated under a man’s chest.
- Lipodystrophy syndrome: When fat is unequally distributed in a person’s body, cosmetic surgery can be beneficial.
- Obesity: A person who loses at least 40% of their Body Mass Index may require Liposuction.
- Lipomas: Lipo-plasty helps in removing benign or fatty tumors.
Risks of Liposuction
- The common risks of any surgery are infection, bleeding etcetera.
- There can be severe bruising which can last for indefinite weeks
- In some cases the inflammation may take up-to 6 months to settle.
- If the fat removal is not evenly distributed then the skin may appear bumpy or wavy.
- There might be temporary numbness in that part of the body.
- There can be serious damage to the organs of the body.
- And the worst one being death.
Before getting a Liposuction surgery one must carefully examine its pros and cons and read a lot about it. Consulting and choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon is a must.