fashion trends are of any indication, thin is always in. Thus
the term fat is always shunned by the beauty-conscious and
health freaks a like. The beauty industry thrives on ‘fat’ with
magical creams, massages, vibrators, external thermolysis, magne
to theraopy... which guarantee a reduction of 10 kilos in 10
Let’s have a quick-look at the., fat facts.
Fat resides in cells called adipocytes. They
multiply during childhood until adolescence after which the fat
call number is more or less fixed.
One grows fat when the fat cells grow bigger.
Dieting and exercise help the fat cells to
shrink. But once stopped they bloat up again.
`95 There are certain areas of the body where it
is very difficult for the body to burn fat, like hips ~ and
Therefore, a sensible diet with proper exercise.
Will help retain the body shape. A permanent fat reduction is
obtained by liposuction or by cutting it away. In liposuction, a
small cut is made in a hidden area and fat is sucked out by a
hollow metal tube (cannula), which is connected to a negative
pressure. Back and forth movements of the cannula ensure the
complete removal of fat.
A designated quantity of fluid that reduces
bleeding is injected (tumescent or superwet technique) before
the process commences. This reduces blood loss to about 10-15
mls for every litre, of fat removed. Best results are obtained
when liposuction is limited to specific.
Liposuction is not a means to reduce weight. It
is effective in correcting a deformity like bulged hips. Once
fat is sucked out, the skin becomes relatively loose. Normal
skin is capable of shrinking to adapt to the new contour.
Conversely, areas of lose skin with fat cannot be effectively
treated by liposuction alone. They need skin-fat removal.
Liposuction is less painful than most surgical
procedures. The patent has to wear a compression garment for 2-3
weeks. The results are evident 3-6 weeks after the surgery as it
takes time for the skin swelling to go down and tighten around
The cheeks chin and arms, chest in men and
women, abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees are
areas where can be effective. Collection of fat called lipomas
can also be effectively sucked out
In case of excess skin and fat a reduction
operation is necessary. Typically, one sees a lower abdomtion
inal bulge after pregnancies. This may be associated with a
weakening of the abdominal wall (her Both can be corrected by a
tummy tuck’ (abdominoplasty). This leaves a tight abdomen and a
scar withi the bikini line Similarly, a thigh lift or a total
lower body lift is done to get rid of the excess thigh skin.
Scars in this region of the body are not visible body are not
Gynaecomastia in men is a common problem and is
esily corrected by a combination of lipose through a small cut
made on the peripheryof the areole (the brown skin surrouding
These bodyrecontouring procedures restore
positive self-image and make one feel yunger. In addition,
reduction of fat reduces car diovascular risks and in diabetics,
the insulin requirements.
Courtesy-New Indian Express