"Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes extra fat from the body. The procedure is usually done on the hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and under the chin or face to improve their shape. The common side effects of liposuctions include shock, fluid accumulation under the skin, infections, permanent nerve damage, skin sensation changes, fat embolism, bumpy or wavy skin and indentations in the suctioned areas.


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I am a male, looking to have a curvy, feminine body without impacting my performance. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, looking to have a curvy, feminine body without impacting my performance. I am curious about what options are available to me. Hormones seem either not to work, or work but significantly reduce a man's genitals and ability to function. And padded clothing only works for dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Dawre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You want to have a curvy body. There are lots of procedure to get it. 1. Liposuction. 2. Abdominoplasty. 3. Liposuction and abdominoplasty. 4. Body contouring surgeries. It depends on what you want. Every surgery has its pros and cons. You may require multiple s...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the discoloration and soreness around my belly button following a liposuction and a tummy tuck treatment before six weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent a full tummy tuck procedure with muscle repair and liposuction of the tummy and flanks before six weeks. I am a bit concerned about my belly button and its color. Is it normal at this point of recovery? Also, I still feel tender, especially around the above and below the bell...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Tenderness and hardness in a few areas post-liposuction are common. You should recover completely between three to four weeks. Also, mild skin discoloration may take slightly longer, between five to six weeks, to retu...  Read Full »

Why do I have some irregularities and roughness in the liposuction operated areas?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months post liposuction I have some irregularities in the operated area, it is looking pretty rough and I suspect poor technique. Surgeon is saying it will go away in six months but I wanted a second opinion on that. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Contour irregularities following liposuction are among the most common problems a patient can face and are well reported in the literature. It can sometimes take up to six months to get the final results. Some patients can have a residual swe...  Read Full »

Why do I have puffy nipples after liposuction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I had liposuction a year before for gynecomastia. I have been in perfect shape for a while. I have gained a bit of weight recently and noticed the development of puffy nipples. This is bothering me very much. I need some guidance. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the breast gland has been excised with the previous liposuction, then it is only fat and it can be reduced with re-lipo or diet and exercise. If the gland was not excised, then it is residual gland and it has to be removed. Please consult your specialist doctor ...  Read Full »

Can liposuction be done for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to go for liposuction¬†to lose weight. My weight is 78 kg and height is 5'3". Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vennapusa Amar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your calculated body mass index (BMI) is 30.4 kg/m2. Generally we perform bariatric surgery to achieve permanent weight loss for any patient whose BMI is 30 kg/m2 or above. Liposuction is not a treatment option for weight loss. It is a cosmetic procedure for body shapin...  Read Full »

What could be the possible long-term effects of laser liposuction on me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male and have trouble losing belly fat despite exercise and diet. I am taking the tablet Micardis 80 mg. My body mass index (BMI) is 31.1, and I have a stout body. I am considering laser liposuction to reduce the fat around my belly as the last option. I need advice ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Laser liposuction is a noninvasive procedure in which laser energy causes lysis of the fat cells. Contents of these cells are either utilized by the body for energy or are expelled through the lymphatic system. It is generally done if someone wants to lose weight in ...  Read Full »

Why is there clicking sound post pectoral implant surgery with liposuction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am about four days postoperative from pectoral implant surgery with liposuction. Recovery is going well. No fever or unusual swelling, etc. I have what I feel to be a normal pain. My only concern is that sometimes (not always and not with same movements) I hear what sounds like a gur...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What your surgeon has said is true. Few days postoperative may be until two weeks there will be slight crackling sound near and around the implant site. It is normal. The space created for the implant during surgery is what makes that sound. Nothing much to worry abo...  Read Full »

Will steroid injection affect the outcome of the liposuction done around my jowl area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a liposculpture procedure around my jowl area last month. And I was prescribed to take a five-day course of oral Prednisone and a steroid injection for a severe allergic reaction that is not related to the surgery. My question is, will the steroids injection ruin my overall re...  Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query.Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) How much fat was injected during liposuction? 2) Did you have any other added procedure on face? 3) Which area of your body was affected by allergic reaction? 4) Is this the first tim...  Read Full »

I get skin necrosis on my left thigh after liposuction. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got liposuction surgery last month. I was in the hospital for two days and then I was discharged. I come from a small town so I had to go a bit far from my hometown for the surgery. My doctor claims that he has 22 liters of fat removed from my body. My bodyweight before surgery was 9...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Drains left open for fluid discharge generally close within two weeks. I think you were done a tumescent type of liposuction. You do not have any immediate complications as per your description, so I think it was done nicely. But prolonged complications in drain discha...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of male breasts?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanna get rid of man boobs. What should I do? I do not even have time to go to the gym.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Once established these will require surgical excision. This can be done through the infra-areolar incision or liposuction. You can try to lose weight and go to the gym to improve your pectorals to see if that is acceptable to you. Otherwise, surgery is the only opti...  Read Full »

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