LIPOSUCTION OR FAT SUCTIONING
Until two decades ago, people thought that staying "Chubby" is nice, "Health is Wealth " and so on. The current fancy however is to "Stay Slim and Keep Slender". Exercise centers, weight reduction clinics, wrap clinics and has exercise tapes are seen all over the world today, trying to help the people melt their fat away.
Lipectomy means "removal of fat" by surgery. Fat is permanently removed from the area of liposuction. After the age of 18 years, the height of any individual is fixed and you do not grow any taller. Similarly the number of fat cells in the body is also fixed at the age of 18 years, and subsequently the fat cells can increase in size, but not in number. Thus, the area where liposuction has been done looses the fat along with the fat cells, and the reduction is permanent as the fat cells have been removed from that area. In liposuction, you not only loses weight, but also attains improvement in the contour of the body- you can loose 4” to 6” or even more from your waist-line. Up to 6litres of fat can be suctioned safely in one sitting, although more can also be done depending on the individual case.
The operation of liposuction is between the skin and the muscles of the abdomen or the areas where liposuction is done. The vital structures inside the abdomen or in any other areas are not touched, and liposuction has no side-effects. This safety and ease of the procedure has made liposuction the commonest cosmetic surgery operation in the world.
In suction assisted lipectomy or liposuction the surgeon loosens and removes fat from the fat from any accessible area of the body. Localized fat collection of the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, calves, buttocks, arms, under the chin, upper torso, breasts, etc can be reduced by this procedure.
Liposuction is neither a substitute for a dieting nor a cure for obesity. Persons with a reasonably normal weight and young, healthy, elastic skin, but with excessive localized fat in certain areas, get the best results from this procedure. Results are permanent and the suctioned fat never returns to the area with proper aftercare.
The procedure of liposuction is done under general or local anesthesia and requires few hours stay at the hospital only - you can go back to work in a few days.
Dr. Khanna has performed more than 1300 cases of liposuction till date (31/12/2016) and is one of the best and most experienced surgeons in India. He has operated on numerous filmstars and models from Bollywodd and Tollywood, besides well-known personalities. He has recently opened offices in Dhaka and UAE, besides his clinics in Delhi and Mumbai. He visits Dubai and does surgery there regularly, besides his other centres. you can see pre- and post-operative photos of some of his patients in the Photo Gallery.
ABDOMINOPLASTY OR TUMMY-TUCK
A bulging abdomen invites comments like," it is a sign of prosperity " or " She must be pregnant." For these persons, cosmetic surgery could provide the answer by Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. This operation is helpful for women who after having children have relaxed loose abdominal skin.
It is very effective in those patients who have lost excessive weight by successful dieting but now have loose redundant abdominal skin in the lower abdomen.
During abdominoplasty the redundant fold of the skin is removed. If someone also has excess of fat, combination of liposuction is done along with the skin resection. During abdominoplasty, the abdominal wall muscles are also tightened to restore the tone lost during pregnancy. The abdomen is given a new shape to give a "Flat Stomach" if possible.
This surgery takes approximately 2 to 4 hours and requires general anesthesia. The usual hospital stay is 1 to 3 days, depending upon the individual's response.