Steps to take before the surgery
Our doctors at Medanta will ensure you are in a good health to undergo the surgery. The doctor will check your complete medical history and will do a physical examination. You might be asked to avoid certain medications before the surgery and your doctor may also prescribe a new diet plan and a few medications.
What happens during the surgery?
The surgery is performed under anaesthesia. Small incisions are then made to access the fat. A suction device is then inserted through the incisions and the fat between the muscles and the skin is removed. Suction devices vary, depending upon the type of technique being used. In the traditional form of liposuction, a small tube called a cannula is inserted through the incisions. The cannula is attached to a suction pump, which draws out the excess fat. In more advanced techniques of liposuction, either a fluid-like substance is injected or ultrasonic waves/laser is used to break and remove the fat.
After the procedure
Drink adequate amount of fluids after the surgery. The patient can go back to normal routine in a week. However, the doctor may ask the patient to avoid strenuous activities for some time.