When it comes to your reflection, you can be your own toughest critic.
Love your body again with Liposuction!
There might be parts of your body that may bother you every time you look at them.
Did you try dieting or exercising and then discover you couldn’t get rid of fats in particular areas?
Liposuction may be your best way to get rid of these problem areas in a fast and safe manner.

Facts about Liposuction

Liposuction is not for Weight Loss
Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool but a cosmetic procedure with subtle effects. Liposuction improves body contour and proportions by targeting specific areas that need fat removal. It is very effective in areas where dieting and exercising might not help, such as fatty pockets on the hips or inner thighs

It has long-lasting results
Fortunately, adult bodies can’t generate new fat cells, which makes the results of this procedure permanent. Nevertheless, Liposuction does not remove all fat cells from the suctioned area; the remaining cells can start growing again if you do not follow healthy habits.

It is also effective for men
Although this approach is prevalent among women, this procedure works great even with men. Common liposuction areas with men include love handles, chin, waist, and fatty tissue from the chest area.

This procedure has more than one name
Liposuction is one of the names attributed to this procedure of contouring and sculpting your body by removing fats from concerned areas. It also goes by other names, including Liposculpture, Lipectomy, Lipoplasty, or just Lipo.

Some people undergo a swelling condition called Edema, in which certain lymph fluids collect in the tissues of their extremities, causing them to swell. If you or a loved one suffer from this condition, Liposuction helps eliminate this problem.

Liposuction is One of the most performed cosmetic surgeries in the world
The most performed cosmetic procedure is breast augmentation, followed by Liposuction in second place. This is due to new technologies that made it safer, more effective, and faster recovery. People usually notice the visible changes in body proportions and its long-lasting.

Anti-cellulite lotions and Cryolipolysis can’t replace Liposuction

The only method to remove excess fatty tissue from under the skin is Liposuction. When it comes to fat cells deep under the skin, anti-cellulite lotions and Cryolipolysis cannot live up to your expectations. They won’t effectively work because it works on the surface and does not reach the cells underneath your skin.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that pulls out extra fat that you can’t seem to get rid of through diet and exercise.

A Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon is the only person who does this procedure on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and under the chin or face to improve their contour. But Liposuction can also be done with other plastic surgeries, including facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.

How is the Liposuction surgery done?

Traditional Liposuction, also called tumescent or fluid injection liposuction is the most common type of Liposuction. The surgeon makes a few small incisions in the fat removal area and injects a fluid mixture containing normal saline/RL, a local anesthetic, and epinephrine through the incisions. This fluid prevents excessive blood loss, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon then inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula into the incisions and pumps it back and forth to loosen and dislodge the fat cells. A small surgical vacuum or syringe removes the fat through the cannula.

Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL) is a type of Liposuction that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in the United States in 1996. Brand name is VASER which only we have at Luxor hospital in Baroda, Gujarat. The surgeon makes small incisions in the fat removal area and uses ultrasonic vibrations to heat and break up the fat. Your surgeon will apply these ultrasound vibrations above your skin with an emitter device or below the skin with an ultrasonic cannula (a thin tube). A minor surgical vacuum or syringe removes the fat through the cannula.

Laser-assisted Liposuction is also called by its brand name: SmartLipo. The FDA approved laser-assisted Liposuction in 2007. Your surgeon makes a few small incisions in the fat removal area and injects a fluid mixture containing a salt solution, a local anesthetic, and epinephrine through the incisions. This fluid prevents excessive blood loss, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon inserts a thin laser fiber into the incisions to heat and loosens the fat. A small surgical vacuum or syringe removes the fat through a cannula.

Surgeons will decide which type of surgery is best for you. Learn about the different liposuction procedures and ask why your surgeon will use a particular kind for you.

Types of anesthesia that may be used:

Your surgeon will perform Liposuction using either regional anesthesia or general anesthesia:

General anesthesia combines intravenous (IV) medications and gases that put you in a deep sleep. You are unaware of the procedure and will not feel any pain.

Regional anesthesia is also known as a nerve block. It involves injecting an anesthetic around certain nerves to numb a large body area. To numb a smaller area, your doctor injects the anesthetic in the skin and tissues around the procedure area (local anesthesia). You will likely have sedation with regional anesthesia to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

Why is Liposuction surgery necessary?

When you gain weight, fat cells increase in size and volume. In turn, Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in a specific area. The amount of fat removed depends on the appearance of the area and the volume of fat.

Surgeons may recommend Liposuction as a medical treatment for certain conditions that cause a buildup of excess body fat. However, Liposuction is most commonly a cosmetic surgical procedure to modify the posture of your body, such as in the thighs, abdomen, and breasts. Sometimes surgeons may only consider Liposuction if other treatment options involving minor complications have not worked.

Liposuction is a surgery your surgeons may use to remove excess body fat caused by:

  • Gynecomastia, which is excess breast tissue growth in men
  • Heredity, which causes body fat deposits that healthy diet and regular exercise cannot eliminate
  • Lipoma is a benign (noncancerous) slow-growing tumor made up of fat cells (adipocytes). Lipomas are usually small but can grow quite large.
  • Liposuction is not the standard treatment for removing these benign tumors but can be performed in selected cases.


After Liposuction, swelling typically subsides within a few weeks. By this time, the treated area should look less bulky. Within several months, expect the treated area to have a leaner appearance.

It’s natural for skin to lose some firmness with aging, but liposuction results are generally long-lasting as long as you maintain weight. If you gain weight after Liposuction, your fat distribution may change. For example, you may accumulate fat around your abdomen regardless of the originally treated areas.


After the procedure, you can expect to feel mild discomfort and see bruising, redness, and swelling after the procedure. Prescribed medications can help ease the pain. The surgeon might instruct to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Swelling usually starts to go down by the end of the first week but wearing the compression garments should continue until week eight or as otherwise directed. Some degree of swelling may last for as long as six weeks, but within a few days, you should be comfortable enough to return to work.

Vadodara’s Luxor Hospital is a State of the Art hospital run by Board-Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr.Saumya Nayak.

Dr. Saumya Nayak is a notable Plastic, Cosmetic, Hair Transplant and Microvascular surgeon from Vadodara, Gujarat.

He did intense training in Cosmetic Surgery from New York, USA at the ‘Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital’ and ‘New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

With the expert attention and commitment of our clinical and administrative team, patients are supported through every step of their journey with the resources required to make fully informed decisions. His focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best.


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January 7, 2022

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