Mega Liposuction refers to removal of more than 8 liters of fat by any method of Liposuction (cosmetic surgery for fat removal).There is a definite increase in the number of mega Liposuctions being performed in India specially so in Kerala owing to the rise in number of over weight people.Mega Liposuction is not a cure for obesity or over weighted ness, it is offered only to well selected patients who want a quick change in their body shape and then continue with a healthier lifestyle to lose weight.
Mega liposuction in Kerala
Kerala is seeing an explosion in the number of people with excess fat, which is a serious health concern. Most of the overweight people are in the 20-40 years age group which makes them prone for a number of lifestyle diseases. Calorie restricted diet and regular exercises are the best options for fat reduction, mega Liposuction helps you get there faster.
Cost of mega liposuction in Kerala, India
The cost of Liposuction varies depending on the number of areas treated and the time taken for surgery. The cost of mega Liposuction can vary from INR 175,000 to 315,000 (USD 4,000 to 7,000)
Best hospital for Mega liposuction
Mega Liposuction requires world class operating facility and post surgery monitoring. Lakeshore hospital in Cochin, Kerala, is fully equipped and quality certified. Best facilities for cosmetic surgery are available here. Mega Liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries are performed on a regular basis here by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hari Menon.
How is Mega Liposuction different from normal Liposuction?
Mega Liposuction removes larger volumes of fat. That means a more dramatic correction of body shape achieved in one session. Mega Liposuction requires more time for surgery and recovery. The risks of surgery increase in proportion to the volume of fat removed and the time taken for surgery. Mega Liposuction can therefore be performed only in well selected healthy people and adopting all measures to minimize complications.
Who can undergo mega Liposuction?
Mega Liposuction can be performed for healthy people who desire fat removal for body shaping and are committed to adopt healthy habits after surgery to prevent weight gain. Mega Liposuction is not meant for morbidly obese people, who require obesity surgery for weight reduction.
Which parts of the body can be shaped by mega Liposuction?
The abdomen, chest, waist, hips, thighs and back are the areas commonly treated in mega Liposuction, although all areas may not be treated in a session. In women, fat removal from tummy, hips &thighs and lower back are common. Buttock reduction by Liposuction is also common. Fat removal from chest and tummy are more common in men. Gynecomastia/ male breast can also be treated at the same time.
Recovery after Mega liposuction
Hospital stay is required for 2-3 days after surgery. Discomfort and pain is minimal and well controlled. Swelling takes 4-6 weeks to subside. A custom made pressure garment/ corset is to be worn for 4 weeks after surgery.Some amount of weakness /tired feeling may be there during the healing phase.
Anesthesia for mega liposuction
The Liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
How much weight can be lost through mega Liposuction?
Liposuction including mega Liposuction is not meant for weight reduction. The aim is to remove large amounts of fat and imrove body shape. When large amounts of fat is removed, there will be some weight reduction also. Mega liposuction should be viewed as a surgical method of rapid reduction of excess girth- 4-8 inches can be reduced from waist by this fat removal surgery. Hips, thighs and buttocks can also be geatly reduced by this surgery.
What happens to the skin after mega Liposuction?
Massive amount of fat removal from one area can result in the skin becoming loose and sagging. How ever, in young people, the skin elasticity and tone is good. A significant amount of adaptation can occur over 3-6 months. If the skin is very loose and hanging before surgery, additional procedure will be required to remove the excess skin (abdominoplasty, arm lift etc).
Complications of mega Liposuction
Mega Liposuction does not affect the health of the person even in the long term. Immediate post operative problems include- fluid overload, hypothermia, clots in leg veins, seroma, blood loss and skin necrosis. Closely monitored patients are unlikely to develop any serious complications. All precautions are taken before, during and after surgery to maintain normal healing after Liposuction. It is important to know that compred to small volume liposuction, the chances of certain complications are more in Mega liposuction. The recovery time ia also considerably more following mega liposuction.
How much fat can be removed by mega Liposuction?
The amount of fat removed by mega Liposuction can vary from 8 liters to over 20 liters.
How many liters of fat can be safely removed by Liposuction?
The safety in Liposuction is directly related to the volume of fat removed, the number of areas treated and the time required for surgery.
Up to 5 liters of fat removal is considered very safe. Larger volumes of fat reduction require full medical back up and a cosmetic surgeon experienced in such large volume fat reductions. The safety of even mega Liposuctions have increased with proper case selection and maintaining all safety recommendations.