Liposuction is the reason why celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Jessica Alba have the body shape everyone desires. The procedure helps with getting rid of the stubborn fat accumulated in specific zones of the body that won’t go away using regular weight loss methods. Now, thanks to the refined techniques and modern technology, it is now more accessible than ever. Liposuction as a treatment is widely popular in Iran due to the existence of high-quality equipment, expert doctors and reasonable prices. If you are considering undergoing lipo surgery, it's vital that you know liposuction's fundamentals.
Liposuction or "lipo" surgery is the procedure of removing excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body. Sometimes, even extreme diet or exercise can't help get rid of accumulated fat in some areas of the body such as waist, abdomen, arms or thighs. Liposuction is a treatment dealing with the localized accumulation of fat. It is important to note that liposuction is not an alternative to diet or exercise. Lipo surgery is a simple but efficient procedure offering people the contoured, sculpted body they yearn.
The fat in some areas of your body like saddlebag or paunchy stomach is not responsive to regular weight loss tactics. These cases are sometimes treated with liposuction for contouring and sculpting. Liposuction procedure results are normally observed immediately and little to no scars will be left.
One additional benefit of liposuction is fat grafting for reusing it in other areas of the body. The fat that is unwanted in some area like thighs or arms can enhance other areas such as breast or butt. The surgeon uses liposuction to extract the fat and then injects the fat into some other area. For instance, breast augmentation can benefit from this technique for a more natural outcome.
Liposuction helps to contour and shape areas of the body with excess fat using a suction tube called cannula. Lipo procedure may take place in the doctor's office or a surgery center. When large amounts of fat are required to be removed, the surgery might be carried out in a hospital. The procedure might differ depending on the method and techniques that are being used. The fundamentals, however, are the same.
The liposuction procedure is carried out using different methods and new techniques are introduced annually. It's not easy to say which method is the best; however, reading about each one helps you decide better.
The first technique of liposuction procedure that involves inserting the cannula directly through the area where the fat is to be removed. This technique consists of blood loss being 20-45% of the aspirated fat. It was considered a successful procedure until more modern techniques came along.
Also known as the wet technique, this method is a common technique which quickly replaced the dry method. In the tumescent method, a sterile anesthetic solution usually containing saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is injected into the area to streamline the procedure of suctioning excess fat. With tumescent lipo, local anesthesia is possible and surgeons no longer are required to practice general anesthesia. The advantages of this method include:
This technique uses sound waves' energy to rupture the extra fat cells. In other words, it liquefies the fat so that it is easier to be suctioned. VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction is a brand that uses this technique of lipo and is in combination with the tumescent method. It uses the same anesthetic solution as Tumescent does; but as a result of the Ultrasound waves energy, the vibration loosens the fat and the surrounding tissues are less damaged. However, not everyone is a good candidate for ultrasound-assisted liposuction. You can simply contact our specialists to check if you are the right candidate. This method:
Another main liposuction method is carried out with the assistance of LASER technology. Similar to Ultrasound-assisted lipo, this technique uses technology to loosen and liquidity the stubborn fat of a specific area of the body. In this method, by helping the production of collagen in the skin, the overall firmness of the skin will be secured.SMART™ is the brand that is known for using the technology. Its benefits include:
People can benefit from lipo for different areas of their body. Some popular zones where liposuction can be done to remove extra fat include:
Basically, if you have fat deposits in particular areas of your body which aren't responsive to regular exercise and diet, lipo surgery could be an ideal option.
The cost of lipo surgery depends on many aspects. For instance, removing extra fat from larger areas like the buttocks will cost more. Moreover, chin, cheeks, and jawline are more expensive as they are complex areas for undergoing lipo procedure. Some of the factors determining the cost of liposuction surgery are as follows:
As one of the 5 most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, liposuction is carried out across many countries. Since the procedure is an outpatient one, many people choose to undergo liposuction abroad to save money. Nowadays, more highly-accredited doctors are using their expertise to treat patients from all around the world. Some countries such as Thailand, Turkey, India, and Iran are popular destinations for lipo surgery; given the price of liposuction procedures in these countries is 50% to 70% lower than that of the US or the UK where liposuction costs $4000 on average.
Iran is not only exceedingly cheap for undergoing liposuction procedure, but also with board-certified surgeons and advanced clinics and hospitals, it is the perfect place for the optimal outcome you deserve. Some major benefits of choosing Iran as your destination are as follows:
Lipo leaves relatively fewer scars compared to its alternatives. The bruising will diminish in a couple of weeks. The surgeon will make one or more incisions for inserting the cannula. Since these incisions are as small as your pinky fingernail, the scars won't be visible or none will be left at all.
In most cases, the surgeon will go with local anesthesia. You could feel some pressures and movements in the area but the local anesthesia along with the injected anesthetic solution prevents any sensations of pain.
Every surgery has its share of risks. Liposuction's risks include infection, fat embolism, or numbness. Moreover, for women who have had a C-section, it is recommended to undergo lipo no sooner than 2 months after the childbirth. However, some risks can be prevented if you stop smoking, refrain from blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory drugs, and make sure the surgery takes place somewhere with high professional standards and safety.
Loose skin after liposuction is usually temporary and fixable. However, it depends on your age, skin elasticity and the volume of fat that needs removing. For those cases that the risk of having loose skin is high, a skin lift operation is also advised by the Doctor.
As stated earlier, the liposuction procedure is not a weight loss treatment. The fat cells removed during the surgery won't return; however, if you don't maintain a healthy diet and activity, you will regain fat.
liposuction helps when you want to fix and contour some particular areas of your body; however, for treating loose abdominal muscles or skin below the belly button, a tummy tuck is a better option. Furthermore, a tummy tuck is performed on the abdominal area only, whereas, liposuction can be carried out on any area with excess fat.