Bid farewell to stubborn pockets of fat with microlipo. The advanced specialist liposuction treatment from the Hunar Clinic is an evolutionary leap in fat removal.
Dr Gupta practises tumescent liposuction which is the safest form of liposuction in the world with fast recovery and excellent cosmetic results. Tumescent liposuction means any form of liposuction that uses tumescent local anaesthesia.Dr Gupta offers the unique advantage of being trained in Microlipo & Vaserlipo to offer best possible options to his clients seeking liposuction procedures.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure and simply means fat removal. Over the years liposuction has evolved a lot and gone are the days of traditional liposuction involving general anaesthesia leading to hospital stays, blood losses, various postoperative complications which at times lead to death.
Dr Jeffrey Klein, a dermatologic surgeon from California, USA, invented a type of local anaesthesia called Tumescent Anaesthesia in 1986 which revolutionised the world of medicine. It was now possible to perform liposuction totally under local anaesthesia. Tumescent is an English word meaning ‘firm &swollen’. Tumescent anaesthesia involves injecting large volumes(2-4L) of diluted anaesthetic solution inside the target fatty pocket to be removed until the area becomes firm, hard and swollen,. The anaesthetic drug inside the solution numbs the whole area, causes fat cells to swell up and breakdown and shrinks the blood capillaries in the area to minimise blood loss.
Rolls Royce of liposuction techniques! Also known as microcannular liposuction or Kleinlipo was again the brainchild of Dr Jeffrey klein.The procedure is carried out using very fine instruments or cannulas ranging from 0.9mm-2.3mm thick as compared to industry average of 6-8mm thick instruments. Finer instruments mean less tissue trauma, faster recovery and excellent cosmetic results as fine instruments would always remove fat in a slow controlled manner avoiding dents, lumps or bumps otherwise caused by aggressive techniques using bigger cannulas and heating devices.
The potential dangers and risks of liposuction are associated with general anaesthesia, excessively large volumes of liposuction done on a single day, and combining liposuction with other unrelated procedures. All these risks factors are avoided by tumescent liposuction. Most patients typically return to work in 2-4 days depending upon the area treated and amount of fat removed and need to wear postoperative compression garments for only 2-4 days after surgery except inner thighs and lower legs which require them to be worn for about 2 weeks to provide added comfort.
Today microcannular liposuction under tumescent anaesthesia continues to be the world’s safest and most comfortable form of liposuction with the quickest recovery and best cosmetic results. Safety is Dr.Gupta’s top priority. Experience has shown that microlipo is safer than laser liposuction and ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL).
Dr Gupta has gone rigorous training under the master Dr Klein and achieved the high standards set up for microlipo and is currently among the handful of surgeons in entire Europe who practises microlipo on a regular basis and achieved expertise in this technique. Dr. Gupta’s innovation in the technique, combined with his unparalleled safety record set him apart from the rest.
Another form of liposuction perfumed under tumescent local anaesthesia but it involves use of ultrasound energy first to liquefy the fat which is then removed by means of instruments or cannulas ranging from 2.8-5.5mm thick. Patients are discharged home with surgical drains in place to allow for further drainage with absorptive dressings and compression garments over it which needs to worn for about 4-6 weeks. Recovery is still relatively short compared to traditional liposuction and most patients can resume their normal activities in 7-10 days
Please book a free no-obligation appointment with Dr Gupta to understand these techniques further and find out if you are a suitable candidate.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure carried out to remove the fat from certain areas of the body that exercise or dieting cannot eliminate. It is a popular form of cosmetic surgery, but like any other carries risks and possible complications. It is vital to talk to a doctor before considering it.
The safest and fastest form of liposuction is a technique known as microlipo, which is performed at the Hunar Clinic by Dr Puneet Gupta, one of Europe’s elite cosmetic surgeons. Dr Gupta mastered microlipo under the personal tutelage of its inventor Dr Jeffrey Klein, of Beverly Hills, and has performed more than 3,000 procedures.
*Patients experiences will vary dependent on age, lifestyle and medical history
Microlipo is carried out totally under Tumescent local anaesthesia by injecting large volumes(2-4L) of diluted anaesthetic solution inside the target fatty pocket to be removed until the area becomes firm, hard and swollen. The anaesthetic drug inside the solution numbs the whole area, causes fat cells to swell up and breakdown and also shrinks the blood capillaries in the area to minimise blood loss. This achieves a very effective and long lasting anaesthesia of skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Microlipo under tumescent local anaesthesia has eliminated the risks associated with general anaesthesia and risks of excessive surgical bleeding thereby eliminating greatest dangers associated with older and other forms of liposuction. It minimises blood loss so effectively that vast majority of patients only lose about 15-30ml(1-2 tablespoons) of blood even during large volume liposuction. This is the same volume of blood that is taken for routine blood tests.
Adits(holes) of about 1.5mm are then made around the area to be treated. They are so small that they don’t need any stitching or aftercare, they close down on their own in 2-3 days time minimising infection and heals with virtually no visible scarring after few months. Microcannulas ranging from 0.9-2.3mm are then inserted through these adits and fat is carefully removed to achieve the best and most natural cosmetic results.
Superabsorbent dressings are then applied over the area to absorb the residual anaesthetic fluid draining out of the area and then a compression garment is worn over this to assist with rapid cessation of drainage.
Typically, garments are worn for 2-4 days.
Large volumes of dilute mix of local anaesthesia and tumescent fluid are injected into the areas to be treated, which then swell and become firm; a process known as tumescence.
A tiny tube called a microcannula, connected to a suction or vacuum, then sucks the tumescent fluid from the body, removing the fat.
Unlike traditional liposuction, where the cannula diameter is six to 10 millimetres, microcannula are smaller, allowing the fat to be removed in a slower and more uniformed manner. This results in a smoother finish, and the procedure is so minimally invasive it leaves almost no trace any work has been carried out. One of the main benefits of microlipo is the elimination of the need for pain medication after the procedure, as the effect of the local anaesthetic lasts for many hours.
Tumescent liposuction, when done correctly and in the right quantity, is proven to be the safest form of liposuction. This is because the anaesthetic solution shrinks the capillaries thereby reducing surgical blood loss. Complications arising from microlipo are thus extremely rare.
Most patients can resume their normal activities within 2-4 days with exception of lower legs liposuction. Patients are encouraged to shower everyday and change the dressings until all the leakage has subsided which is the primary role of compression garments.
The area will then go through its own recovery process and remain swollen making it look like as if nothing has been done and then gradually starts improving by 4-6 weeks.
It is advisable to book your follow up appointment at 6-8 weeks
Dr Gupta will talk you through aftercare considerations prior to your procedure at the Hunar Clinic, as this is an important way to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.
There is usually residual anaesthetic solution under the skin following microlipo, and it can be removed in multiple ways. Damage to the capillaries cannot be avoided during the procedure, but the prolongation of the solution can be reduced using the open drainage method. Tiny adits, holes 1mm, 1.5mm or 2mm in diameter, are made to stimulate drainage after the procedure.
The use of open drainage post-procedure reduces bruising as the incisions made are so small that they do not require suturing. The residual solution drains out in two-to-three days, and not sealing the incisions reduces bruising and swelling while speeding up the healing process. Bruising is minimal, as tumescent liposuction reduces the amount of blood left under the skin.
The cost of liposuction surgery is a big factor when considering a procedure, but by no means the most important aspect, given patient safety is the Hunar Clinic’s top priority. It is unwise to have too much work done at once, especially where lipoedema is concerned, and certain areas of the body require more time and attention, which will be priced in.
Dr Gupta will consider the number of areas being treated and whether they can all be treated in “one sitting” when calculating the cost for you, alongside the size of the patient and the size of the area being treated. The anticipated degree of difficulty of the particular procedure is also a consideration.
Dr Gupta will only proceed with clients who he feels will benefit from a liposuction procedure; no two individuals are the same, and it is only after the consultation that suitability is determined and a cost can be delivered.
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