No more fat
Today’s clothing styles have changed drastically necessitating a good figure and slender body. Unfortunately, this desire for the perfect body sometimes turns into an obsession with women hunting for that slightest bulge, which is often ‘imagined’. A beautiful body will always inspire praise from the opposite sex, and the ideal slimness is a question of degree. But one thing is for sure, being fat is undesirable and unacceptable by our society today.
Liposuction is an operative technique for the removal of fat deposits. It is performed using a 3 or 4mm key-hole incision (ail) through which a liposuclion cannula is inserted and the fat sucked out using a specialized vacuum device, known as a liposuction machine.
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a surgical tool lo (real generally obese people and reduce their weight. It is useful for sculpting the body in patients who are not grossly overweight and have localized fat deposits, or LFDs. These LFDs can be found anywhere is the body, the commonest being on the abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, knees and chins.
FAQs on liposuction
How many kilos will I lose?
Fat removal by liposuction is mainly a matter of reducing volume rather than weight. Good results following liposuction will be noticeable in a reduction of clothing size. A reduction of one or two sizes is average. Weight loss is rarely more than 3 kilos. It takes 3 to 4 months for the skin to re-drape, and the final result to manifest.
Immediately after surgery, oedema fluid (water) will fill the area from which fat has been removed, and because the oedema is heavier than fat, the patient may weigh more after surgery- but just temporarily.
If I gain weight after surgery, what are the consequences?
In a normal person, removed fat cells cannot regenerate, so if patients are not careful with their diet, the consequences can show up in any area other than the operated one.
Will I have to diet after liposuction?
If patients have a tendency to gain weight easily, a good diet and exercise regime may be necessary to reduce this tendency and keep it under control.
It is interesting that in many cases, liposuction has acted as the incentive or catalyst for a well adhered to diet and exercise regime.
Will stretch marks disappear following liposuction of the area?
No. Stretch marks do not disappear at all following a liposuction.
What kind of anesthesia will I need for my liposuction?
It would depend on the area to be treated. Smaller areas like knees, chins or flanks can be done under local anesthesia. However if larger areas like the whole abdomen, flanks and outer thighs need to be done, then a general anesthesia would be required.
How long will I have to stay in the hospital after the operation?
Patients go home in the evening about 6 to 7 hours following the surgery. It is a very rare occurrence for someone to be in hospital overnight.
How long will I be away from my job?
The patient may be away from work from two days to one week, depending on the type of work he or she does, and areas of work.
When can I exercise or play sports?
The patient can start his or her exercise or sports routine approximately 3 weeks post surgery.
How much will it hurt?
This depends entirely on the patient’s threshold for pain, and adequate postoperative pain control medication. Generally, with adequate medication, pain is reduced to a minimal discomfort.
Finally, how much does it cost anyway?
Liposuction could cost between Rs 50,000 to Rs 125,000 depending on the areas treated and the anesthesia administered.
Obesity causes a loss in the quality of your life. If you’re obese, climbing a flight of stairs, walking with your children through the park and even doing common household chores can become an ordeal. Obesity can also lead to some severe health conditions, such as diabetes, heart attacks and high blood pressure.
Being a little over weight does not constitute being obese. In North America, according to the National Institute of Health, over 60% of adults are overweight, but only about 25% of those are considered obese. Both of these statistics are staggering. Basically, 1 in every 4 adults is obese. Considering the fact that obesity causes an increased chance of respiratory problems, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, gall bladder disease and osteoarthritis, not to mention the decrease in your mobility and energy levels, it’s a wonder that so many people allow themselves to become obese.
In most cases obesity can be avoided all together. For some it’s unavoidable, such as people who suffer from thyroid problems or other health conditions. However, in most cases it’s a matter of watching what you eat and exercising on a regular basis.
Being prone to becoming obese is also a factor. If your family gains weight easily, there is a good chance you may too. If this is the case, it’s extremely important that you maintain a low fat diet and exercise daily.
Stress can also lead to obesity. Many people gain weight when they suffer the loss of a loved one, or are undergoing a lot of stress in their lives. While stress is sometimes unavoidable, recognizing the signs may help you cope more easily, and make you consciously aware of the fact that you’re gaining weight, making it easier to do something about it before it’s too late.
Educating yourself on diet and proper exercise techniques can help a great deal in the fight to prevent obesity. If you’re starting to notice that your belt size is increasing, isn’t it time you did something about it?
Since fat accumulation around the waist area is often the first sign of a weight problem, as well as the fact that the risk of getting a disease from being overweight is greatly increased if you have a fat accumulation around the waist area, warning bells should chime in your head.
Obesity causes damage to your quality of life. Act now before it’s too late.
Definition, Causes, Health Threats of Morbid Obesity
Morbid obesity is a clinically severe obesity or extreme obesity; it is a chronic disease. If compared with Alzheimer’s disease it is over twice the size of the total population with Alzheimer’s disease. There are a large number of people caused by this disease. For example, if the entire morbidly obese population lived in one state, it would be the 12th state in population. The health effects that are attached with morbid obesity are numerous and can be disabling. Sometimes, individuals with morbid obesity suffer with more than one health effect. It creates a situation that can shorten life span and negatively impact quality of life.
Contributing Factors: The exact causes of severe obesity are still unknown. There are many factors that can contribute in the development of obesity and that are genetic, hereditary, environmental, and metabolic and eating disorders. There are also certain medical conditions that may result in obesity like intake of steroids and hypothyroidism.
Genetic Factors: Many surveys conclude that genes play an important role in your tendency to gain excess weight. The bodyweight of adopted children shows no correlation with the body weight of their parents, who feed them and teach them how to eat. The weight concerned with their genetic parents.
Environmental Factors: Some of the environmental factors are eating fast food, long days sitting at a desk.
Surgery for morbid obesity
Very few people can be unaware that being overweight is a bad thing. It contributes to a range of conditions most of us that we would wish to avoid, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, arthritis, and asthma. Diet and regular practice of exercise are the obvious ways that can help in that condition. In some cases anti-obesity drugs can also prove helpful.
If your weight is more than twice you may have double the risk of early death Person having diabetes or heart attack may have 5-7 times greater risk of death.
Consequences of Obesity
You are probably aware of the fact that carrying excessive weight is not healthy for you. However what many people are not aware of are the serious consequences of not losing weight.
Being overweight will increase your chances of suffering from a multitude of illnesses. The sad fact is that once you have become a victim of a weight related illness, it will not be a situation that can easily be reversed, and in many cases it will be something that you will have to live with for the rest of your life, however long that life is.
Cast your eyes over the list of potential illnesses that could become a part of your life if you do not make changes to your lifestyle.
Breast cancer, gall bladder cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, rectum cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attack, liver cancer, infertility, blood circulation, mental health problems, renal failure.
It makes miserable reading doesn’t it? But unfortunately it could be a reality for the future of many people who are overweight. Before you begin thinking about how bad it sounds, stop, because it doesn’t just end there.
When you are carrying large amounts of fat on your body it affects your day to day living. It is difficult to do the normal things and the difficulty will increase as time goes by. Walking up and down stairs can leave you puffing and panting.
You will constantly feel tired or lethargic; it is not easy carrying excessive weight around all day. Walking certain distances can become an ordeal. You will constantly have low energy levels.
The effects of being overweight can have a major impact on your self esteem and confidence. The way you think about yourself greatly affects what direction y