How long does Liposuction Surgery Take?Dr. Lokesh Handa
Liposuction surgery in Delhi has evolved as a prominent body-sculpting procedure among men and women across the world. With the advancements and innovative techniques in plastic surgery to meet the diverse aesthetic aims of people,its demand has escalated manifold. Liposuction is the surgical elimination of unwanted pockets of fat deposits beneath the skin. They may be resistant to diet and workouts. Liposuction is the only effective treatment to remove such fat.
Liposuction Surgery is a permanent fat removal procedure. The procedure creates the desired shape and contour of the body. However, prospective patients will have multiple questions. One of the common queries related to its duration.
Duration of Liposuction Surgery in Delhi
There’s no standard time duration for a liposuction procedure because each person is different and requires an additional amount of fat to be removed. However, the average liposuction surgery takes 1 to 3 hours. It is to be noted that it is the time taken for the surgery. The preoperative and post-operative preparation may extend the duration of your hospital stay to another few hours. However, it is a daycare procedure. That means you can return home within a few hours of the surgery. Your board-certified plastic surgeon can give you a precise estimate of the operating time taking into account all the factors that determine the duration of the surgery.
Factors Determining the Duration Of Liposuction surgery in Delhi
The duration of liposuction surgery takes from 1-3 hours. It can increase or decrease based on :
Area of Liposuction
The area of the body you are getting treated significantly impacts how long your lipo procedure takes. The duration varies with the area treated and is different when multiple locations are treated. For instance, the flanks, and lower and upper abdomen are targeted simultaneously in a time-consuming combination. Conversely, the neck may take less than an hour to complete.
Amount of fat removed
The amount of fat to be eliminated is another factor in determining the treatment duration. Not all surgeons use the same technique to perform the treatment. It may be a simple suction-assisted liposuction or ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
Type of Anaesthesia
The treatment can vary based on the type of anaesthesia being used, as it takes longer to inject local anaesthesia as opposed to administering general anaesthesia. Liposuction is performed under local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anaesthesia, as suggested by the surgeon, depending on the number of areas to be treated and the patient’s condition.
The Procedure of Liposuction Surgery in Delhi
The procedure begins with the administration of anaesthesia. Minor incisions are given on the surgical site. A pencil-sized tube termed a cannula is then inserted through these incisions. The cannula is moved back and forth, which collapses the fat. The loosened fat is then suctioned with a suction apparatus attached to the cannula. This entire procedure to suction out the excess fat is approximately 30-45 minutes for each area. Surgeons may use ultrasound or laser liposuction for better contouring. Post the liposuction procedure, the incisions are closed or may be left open, as per the surgeon’s discretion.
Post Operative Care
You may have swelling and bruises. You are administered antibiotics and painkillers to ease pain and expedite healing. Proper wound care, positioning your body, mild work, a prescribed diet, and avoiding strenuous work. Additionally, temporary fluid retention may be experienced. It may give you a bloated appearance which is entirely normal and regresses during the recovery phase. However, the swelling makes it hard to identify your results. As the swelling reduces, you can start appreciating your results.A compression garment is mandatorily worn for three to six weeks to mould your body to the new body shape. These guidelines ensure a comfortable and rapid recovery. You may resume your routine activities and return to your jobs within three to four days.
Recovery in Liposuction
Liposuction surgery in Delhi is a simple, safe, and straightforward day-care procedure. The initial recovery phase post-procedure is around a week. The recovery is smooth and safe, provided you follow a non-negotiable and strict adherence to post-operative instructions. You can resume your routine activities like household and office work with the garment.
Any strenuous activities which exert pressure on the wound should be strictly avoided like driving, workouts, and likewise. It may interrupt wound healing.
You can resume workouts 2-3 weeks post surgery with the consent of your surgeon. However, the complete recovery takes around 3-4 weeks so that you can get back to the lifestyle activities prior to the liposuction surgery.
Med Esthetik’s holistic approach to liposuction surgery allows us to achieve the best possible results for our patients using surgical and medical techniques. Dr. Lokesh Handa, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has years of experience treating thousands of patients. His expertise, combined with his innovative approach and word class facilities, ensures excellent results. If you are looking forward to one, contact us at your soonest convenience. We shall walk you through all aspects of the surgery, including the liposuction surgery costs.