What is it?
More than 8 liters of fat removed by Liposuction in one session.
How is it done?
A Minimal access technique for body shaping. Fat is removed through tiny cuts
2-4 days in hospital.Complete recovery- 3-4 weeks.
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 and Kerala owing to the rise in number of people with obesity and over weight. 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. 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.
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.
The Liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Mega liposuction and weight loss
Liposuction including mega Liposuction is not meant for weight reduction. The aim is to remove large amount of fat and shape the body. When large amount of fat is removed, there will be some weight reduction also. The weight loss may be in the range of 7-15 kilos after mega Liposuction. 4-8 inches can be reduced by this fat removal surgery.
What happens to the skin after Mega Liposuction ?
Massive amount of fat removal from one area can result in the skin becoming loose. 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 in mega/large volume 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.
Megaliposuction in Kerala
Mega Liposuction requires world class operating facility and post surgery monitoring. Lakeshore hospital in Cochin, Kerala, is fully equipped and offers best facilities for cosmetic surgery. Mega Liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries are performed on a regular basis here by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hari Menon.
Cost of mega liposuction in Kerala
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).
How much fat can be removed by Mega Liposuction ?