Top Facts About Liposuction In Kolkata India

Welcome to an elite liposuction surgery information site for patients in Kolkata, West Bengal, India and all throughout the world! Harvard educated top plastic surgeon Dr. Srinjoy Saha offers a wide array of minimally invasive, sophisticated plastic surgery technologies for cosmetic surgery patients. As a patient you will receive individualised and customised treatment plan for best results, tailored to your specific plastic surgery need for liposuction.

There is a wide range of liposuction plastic surgery options to choose from. In consultation with Dr. Srinjoy Saha, you will be able to decide which options would be most suitable for you to achieve the results you want. Most popular body fat removal procedures that he performs are:
  • Suction Assisted Lipectomy.
  • Power Assisted Liposuction with BodySculpture.
  • Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck.
  • Fat Grafting and Cellulite Treatment.
  • Mommy Makeover.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a gold standard method to obtain permanent fat reduction and improved body contour in body areas affected by excessive fatty deposits. It is a specialised plastic surgery procedure where small cannulas and powerful suction device is used to remove fat cells from selected areas of your body. 'Targeted' liposuction removes selected areas of excess fat and fat deposits which serve as energy storage areas, to contour your body into a sleek and natural looking appearance. Liposuction is a method of inch-loss and not weight loss. After treating a certain body part with liposuction of about 4 -5 litres, that part of body is sculpted into appearing similar to what it would have look if you lost 20 - 25 kg of body weight. Body sculpting results in skin tightening along with fat loss.

Benefits of Liposuction:

Major benefits of liposuction plastic surgery by Dr. Srinjoy Saha in Kolkata, India are:
  • Safe, studied, minimal and valuable alternative to more invasive plastic surgery procedures for removing fat from abdomen, thighs, chin or enlarged male breasts without large surgical incisions (which lead to big scar).
  • Restores harmony and balance in any person with disproportionate body shape. For example, in a body shape resembling a 'pear', liposuction restores body shape resembling an 'apple' by reducing abdominal girth and saddlebags on the thigh.
  • Restores neck contour by removing pockets of fat from underneath the chin and enhances facial contour symmetry and attractiveness.
  • Fat loss results obtained by diet and exercise can be lost if patients get depressed about not losing fat in resistant pockets. Liposuction helps in adding to and maintaining the results that patients obtain after hard physical work.
N.B. Please note that excessive loose skin lacking sufficient elasticity may not be suitable for liposuction. Dimpled skin that appears as 'cellulite' on thighs and buttocks may not always be suitably treated by liposuction, although superficial liposuction techniques with fat grafting are sometimes effective.

Who is a Good Candidate for liposuction?

Good candidates for liposuction are fit, healthy, non-smokers and it is safer if they are near their ideal weight before the procedure. Ideally, being a procedure for inch-loss and not weight-loss, patients would require liposuction for sculpting and contouring the body. Some areas of body are resistant to fat loss even after dieting and exercise programs. These fat deposits are treated extremely well by liposuction. Traditionally, only one body area is treated during a sitting. However, it is now a common practice to combine two or more areas during one surgery. If you want extra areas being treated with liposuction as well, feel free to talk to Dr. Srinjoy Saha about it, and he will help you.

What are the Most Common Areas of Liposuction in Men?

Men are usually interested in treating their entire torso - abdomen, waist and chest. When combined in one procedure, it is called Torsoplasty. Areas treated are:
  • Love-handles / Waist.
  • Abdomen.
  • Chest.
  • Under Chin / Submental.

What are the Most Common Areas of Liposuction in Women?

  • Abdomen.
  • Waist / Love-handles.
  • Hips.
  • Saddlebags / Outer Thighs.
  • Inner Thighs.
  • Arms.
  • Around Knee.
  • Calf area.

Preparation for Liposuction:

Dr. Srinjoy Saha will meet you for a consultation before scheduling your liposuction. He will understand your goals for treatment, answer your lingering questions, make sure you understand the process well, and provide an overview of results you may achieve. You can expect better results if you follow the following recommendations:
  • Personal Hygiene: Thoroughly wash areas to be treated with antibacterial cleansers, everyday, for 1 week before surgery. Take a good shower on the evening before, and morning of your surgery.
  • Avoid these Medicines and Supplements: For at least 2 weeks before surgery, avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Brufen etc), Aspirin containing compounds, Vitamin E, Anti-inflammatory drugs, Herbal supplements, Green tea, Ginseng. These drugs and supplements decrease clotting and causes excessive bleeding during or after liposuction, resulting in unwanted complications. 
  • Avoid Smoking and Drinking: Smoking is strictly not advised for 1 week before and 2 weeks after liposuction as it delays healing time. Avoid alcohol for at least 3 days, and preferably 1 week before liposuction is performed.
  • Precautionary Medicines: Some medicines will be prescribed to be taken the night before and on the morning of surgery. Please ensure that you take them as directed.
  • Clothes: Wear loose comfortable garments which are easy to put on and take off. Buttoned shirts and elasticated waist pants are good examples of ideal clothing to be worn during the procedure.
  • Assistance: Please arrange for a friend or relative to be present during your liposuction, assist you if required immediately afterwards and drive you home after discharge.

Type of Anaesthesia:

Liposuction can be done under intravenous 'twilight' anaesthesia, local anaesthesia with oral sedatives or general anaesthesia. Final decision will depend upon the number of body areas being treated, volume of fat being removed and your comfort level during liposuction plastic surgery. Dr. Srinjoy Saha personally prefers intravenous 'twilight' anaesthesia. It is a stronger form of sedation but patient is not in general anaesthesia. It is quite safe for liposuction and adds no additional risk. However, he will be guided by the anaesthesia specialist doctor who will examine you and determine what will be most beneficial for you. 

Steps of Liposuction:

  • Dr. Srinjoy Saha may ask you to stand while he photographs you and marks you with a pen to determine the exact areas of body for suctioning out fat.
  • After sedating you, tiny incision (3 - 4 mm in size) will be made in the areas of body from where fat will be removed.
  • Tumescent solution {a solution containing normal saline, adrenaline (to minimise blood loss) and Lignocaine (to anaesthetise or numb the treated area)} will be injected into the area to be treated.
  • Thin and hollow tubes, called 'cannulas', will be inserted to break up fat deposits with constant to-and-fro motion. Fat cells are next suctioned out with high power suction.
  • Time required for performing surgery depends on the volume of fat being aspirated and body areas being treated.
  • Your tiny incisions may be stitched with dissolvable sutures. Those small incision sites are not seen after adequate healing has occurred. 
  • You need to wear tight surgical pressure garments to allow your skin to retract adequately around the newly contoured area of liposuction. Usually, compression garments need to be worn for 4 - 6 weeks until swelling of the treated body resolves.

Pain and Recovery Time:

Over 90% of patients are able to return to normal office work or school within 2 days after their liposuction surgery. Initial recovery time varies depending on the volume of fat aspirated, number of body areas worked upon, and type of anaesthesia. There will be no pain but some discomfort immediately after surgery, and you will be comfortable for the next 12 - 24 hours while the effects of local anaesthetic last. Most procedures are performed with intravenous 'twilight' anaesthesia and you may experience a couple of days of mild to moderate pain after the effect of local anaesthesia wears off. there may be some amount of soreness or tenderness of underlying muscles. Pain reduces gradually, tapering off over the next 7 to 10 days. Mild pain-killers are usually sufficient to control pain during this time, and provide you with a relatively pain-free experience while healing.

Recovery Process After Liposuction:

  • You will be in compression garments immediately after your liposuction. It provides support and compression. Incision sites will be covered with gauze and adhesive tapes, with fluffy cotton dressings overlying them. It helps absorb some of the drainage.
  • Some of your treated areas may be swollen, bruised and sore. This is part of the healing process. It is natural and nothing to be afraid of.
  • There may be some drainage from incision sites, which will leak into the dressings. These are usually yellowish in colour and is a combination of liposuction solution and dissolved fat. Sometimes it may be red in colour if it contains small amounts of blood. This also is a part of natural healing process and there is nothing to be afraid of. Absorbent pads may be applied underneath to absorb this drainage. Drainage decreases slowly and becomes dry in a few days.
  • Compression garments need to be worn everyday for best results in skin contouring after liposuction. They may be removed for washing and cleaning as they become soiled due to sweat and drainage fluids. Apart from showering and washing, they must be worn at all times for several days following liposuction to get best results. 
  • Rest in initial period helps in early healing. Straining or exercises early on may be detrimental to your interests. Dr. Srinjoy Saha will give you clearance to increase your activity levels depending on how well you heal and how your recovery progresses.
  • After the initial weeks, you will enjoy smooth, toned and refined contours over the body areas treated. Many of our patients had an instant surge in self-confidence when they could fit into body-hugging garments that they used to wear earlier.
  • A balanced healthy diet and regular exercises will be the key to your maintaining your new found slimmer body contour for years to come.

Liposuction Scars:

Scars are small fine lines, ranging between 2mm to 5mm in size. Usually, all scars are placed in hidden invisible places of the body. A single suture is placed in each incision to allow it to heal as a fine line, while allowing it to drain any underlying fluid. In liposuction of abdomen, these tiny scars are hidden in the groin crease. In liposuction of outer thighs, scars are hidden in the crease below buttocks. These nuances make it the best liposuction procedure that can ever be offered.

How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?

Liposuction results are usually permanent in the treated body areas. If you continue your healthy living habits of regular exercise and diet, you may expect your liposuction results to last indefinitely. Adults do not produce new fat cells. If you are not careful with your calories and gain extra weight,  you will NOT get fatty deposits in the treated areas. New fat deposits will form in other parts of the body which have not been treated.

Revision Liposuction: LipoSculpture.

Best results in liposuction depends on the skills of the plastic surgeon. It is important to focus on what remains behind, and not on what has been removed. Sculpturing the body with liposuction, or Liposculpture, depends upon how best your plastic surgeon understands the delicate balance of skin and thin layer of fat that remains behind after your liposuction plastic surgery. Dr Srinjoy Saha pays meticulous attention to details. Coupled with his vast experience in liposuction, he achieves a great sculpted body for his patients.

Dr Srinjoy Saha regularly comes across patients who had performed liposuction elsewhere and presents to him for correction of irregular and deformed body contours. He would perform a complete evaluation and honestly inform about what improvements can be reasonably expected. Further liposuction with fine cannulas in excess areas and fat grafting in deficient areas are helpful in correcting deformities. More deformities are caused by overcorrection, and thus fat grafting is extremely helpful. He is able to provide significant improvement in body contours through precise revision liposculpture.

Advanced Techniques: Power Assisted Liposuction - BodySculpture.

Power Assisted Liposuction has a motorised vibrating cannula attached to a hand piece powered by electricity. Vibration is at 4000 times per minute. This delivers enough energy to the tip of the cannula, causing it to power through fat to break them up and vacuum them out. Vibrating cannula also passes through fibrous and scarred tissues really well. Greater control over contouring and lesser trauma to the patient helps in better liposuction. Advantages of Power Assisted Liposuction are:
  • PAL cannula are smaller and glides through tissues smoothly.
  • Results in smaller scars.
  • No potential for burns as no thermal energy is generated like in Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction or Laser Assisted Liposuction.
  • Less operative time.
  • Less force required for liposuction.
  • Less trauma leads to better and faster healing.
  • Safer for patients.
  • Complications are less.
  • Bruising, soreness and post-operative pain are less.
  • More precise sculpting of body possible.
  • More effective in revision liposuction procedures.
Dr. Srinjoy Saha feels that all these major advantages make power assisted liposuction a better way to perform. Great technology combined with an artistic touch and a zeal to heal has created safe beautiful results in all of his patients.

Liposuction Expert You Can Trust Completely: Dr Srinjoy Saha.

Dr. Srinjoy Saha has great aesthetic sense and artistic skills in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. He is a famous physician with a quiet, professional bedside manner. He studies his patients thoroughly, takes necessary time to research the best ideal treatment for them and achieves best possible results through safe and less invasive plastic surgery methods. Through careful body sculpting during liposuction, he removes unwanted fat and achieves most dramatic, natural-looking results for each of his liposuction surgery patients. Even while focusing on creating amazing results, he considers health and safety, recovery, post-operative care and downtime issues of each patient.
  • Harvard educated plastic surgeon.
  • Gold medal from University of Mumbai.
  • Trained in top medical education centres of India, England and USA.
  • 5-star rating from more than 1000 patients in last 10 years.
  • Honoured by American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Apollo Hospital Education Research Foundation, Rotary Club amongst numerous others.
  • Featured in leading newspapers and news channels of India.

What Other Plastic Surgery Can be Combined with Liposuction?

Tummy Tuck: Click Here for Details.

Tummy tuck and Mini tummy tuck are popular surgeries for shaping abdomen into an ideal hourglass shape for women. It is increasingly getting popular for men as well nowadays. It is a major plastic surgery that removes excess saggy skin from the lower abdomen and tightens underlying abdominal muscles. Sculpted, flat and firm appearance of abdomen results after the surgery.

Mommy Makeover: Click Here for Details.

Pregnancy has a significantly deleterious effect on the mother's body. It results in loose abdomen, stretched abdominal muscles, deflated and droopy breasts, and stubborn pockets of fat on the thighs and hips. Mommy Makeover is a series of surgeries designed to correct all of these problems and restore youthful, pre-pregnancy body to enable all mothers to live their life to the fullest.

Fat Grafting: Click Here for Details.

Fat grafting utilises fat obtained through liposuction to fill and enhance some areas of the body, like breasts, buttocks, face or hands. Fat transfer is a delicate procedure wherein fat cells are gently removed using lots of water, to preserve fat cell architecture, before transferring into other areas of the body. Typical liposuction tends to destroy fat cells. This procedure requires far more care and gentleness.

Torsoplasty: Click Here for Details.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss: Click Here for Details.