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  • Liposuction



Having a taut and toned body is what everybody dreams of. But sometimes, even heavy exercising and dieting do not help in getting rid of those stubborn fat rolls which are there to stay. This may affect the self esteem and confidence of the person as this stubborn fat makes an individual look unhealthy as well as unattractive.

Dr Santosh Bhatia of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic provides a safe and effective solution to have a perfectly contoured and toned body through Liposuction.

What Is


Liposuction is a safe and effective method to achieve a toned and contoured body by getting rid of the excessive fat from localized areas like buttocks, thighs, flanks, abdominal area, chest and even face. It is a surgical process which counters the excessive fat that has been accumulated in the body and refuses to settle even with vigorous exercising or dieting.

The process literally involves ‘sucking’ out of fat from the problem areas through specialized medical equipment called Cannulas.

What Are The

Different Methods For Liposuction?

At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Liposuction is performed using one of the following ways:

Suction Assisted Liposuction (SAL)

Suction assisted liposuction makes use of a strongly powered, high pressure vacuum which is attached to the cannula. This cannula is a hollow tube which is inserted under the skin into the targeted area. The excessive fat in that particular area is broken down and then sucked out.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

Ultrasound assisted liposuction involves the insertion of a metal rod into the targeted areas. This metal rod emits ultrasonic energy which is useful for melting down the fat and thus making the fat removal easier.

Tumescent Liposuction

 A sterile solution is injected at the target site that causes swelling and the blood vessels become narrow. This sterile solution is made up of salt water, an unaesthetic and a drug. The drug helps to narrow down the blood vessels, the salt water helps in fat removal, and the anesthetic helps in alleviating the pain. The swelling of the targeted area and the constriction of the blood vessels thus make it easier to remove the fat through the cannula.

Laser Assisted Liposuction (LAL)

Laser assisted liposuction makes use of high powered laser fiber which is inserted at the targeted area. This laser helps to liquefy the fat which is then extracted through a cannula.

Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

 Power assisted liposuction makes use of a vibrating cannula which is inserted into the targeted area. This vibrating motion allows the fat to be extracted more easily.

VASER Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction is a novel way of extracting fat from multiple areas of the body through a specialized ultrasonic cannula. At the same time, it also helps in providing a contour to the underlying areas.

Understanding the patient’s body type along with their needs and desires is absolutely important while choosing the correct form of liposuction technique. Hence, Dr Santosh Bhatia prioritizes one-on-one consultation over everything.

Who Is

An Ideal Candidate For A Liposuction?

The criteria for an ideal candidate has been provided by Dr Santosh Bhatia:

  • You are above 18 years of age
  • You are a non-smoker, or ready to quit smoking for the period prescribed by Dr Santosh Bhatia
  • You are physically healthy.
  • You are unhappy with the appearance of the flabs and fat on the body.

It is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss or obesity. It is necessary to reach close enough to your ideal body weight at least 8 to 10 months before the surgery. Liposuction takes care of the excess fat that refuses to budge even after trying the conventional ways of dieting and exercising.

If you fit into the above list, you are an ideal candidate for a liposuction.


Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Generally, when a patient comes to the office for a liposuction, Dr Santosh Bhatia guides them through the entire process. Liposuction is a procedure which needs to be tailored according to every patient’s unique case. It does not work with the ‘one for all’ approach. Dr Santosh Bhatia understands this situation and then the type of liposuction is decided upon taking into consideration the patient’s case. 

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic prides itself on transparency. Hence Dr Santosh Bhatia explains the achievable result to the patient beforehand. He listens to the patient’s needs, desires and goals from the surgery. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s primary focus lies on the safety of the patient and their needs and desires regarding the final outcome. He gives utmost importance to the consultation so as to analyse every aspect and issue to deliver the best results as his ultimate priority lies in the satisfaction of the patient.

Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)


The Process Of Liposuction?

Dr Santosh Bhatia will need to know the entirety of the medical history in order to carry out the process smoothly and without any complications. The doctor will also ask you to undergo a few blood and urine tests in order to check for any impending issues.

Also, the doctor will click a few pictures to analyze the difference in result after the process is complete.

How Is A

Liposuction Performed At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic?

  • Liposuction is generally performed under general anesthesia along with intravenous sedation. In case of liposuction over a smaller region, local anesthesia is administered. This ensures that the patient does not feel any discomfort or pain during the process.
  • The excess fat cells to be extracted are then loosened from their current place, and then extracted through the cannula depending upon the type of the method used.
  • The suctioning out of fat needs to be done with utmost care so that there is no damage to the underlying tissue.
  • Post extraction of fat, excess skin if any is excised and the small incision is closed.

Liposuction is also sometimes carried along with other procedures like tummy tuck, gynecomastia, body lift, etc. in order to accentuate the results even more.

How Is

Recovery Like After A Liposuction?

Step 1

Compression garments have to be mandatorily worn in order to maintain the newly formed body contour. Sometimes, drains might be placed at those sites in order to remove the fluid which might get accumulated. 

Step 2

Medicines might be prescribed by the doctor in order to alleviate the pain which generally accompanies the procedure. These must be taken as prescribed by the doctor in order to have a comfortable recovery.

Step 3

It takes about a week for the patient to resume the daily activities. However, vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 4 weeks after the procedure.

Step 4

Routine follow ups must be taken with Dr Santosh Bhatia in order to analyse the healing process as well as the results. 

Timely follow-ups must be taken with Dr Santosh Bhatia in order to ensure the recovery and the healing process are on the right track.

what are

Risks Associated With Liposuction?

Here are some of the rare risks associated liposuction:

  • Hematoma
  • Seroma 
  • Chances of infection
  • Numbness on the site of surgery
  • Undesirable results.

Caution must be exercised at all times in order to have a risk free and safe procedure and recovery.

If you are wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for liposuction, we invite you for a consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic in Mumbai where he will provide you with his expert guidance.

Watch Dr Santosh Bhatia Perform Liposuction Surgery

Dr Santosh Bhatia is back in action at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai. In this video, you can see him performing liposuction on a patient with the latest medical technology and his unmatched surgical precision. Since, we are still fighting the global pandemic of COVID-19, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai has taken extra precautions to ensure complete patient safety and no exposure to the virus. The Clinic follows WHO’s guidelines on social distancing, face masks, temperature check at the entrance, hand sanitizer at entry and exit points (even in the consultation area with Dr Santosh) and of course the entire clinic is cleaned at regular intervals with medical-grade sanitizers. Dr Santosh Bhatia, the expert Plastic Surgeon has re-opened the clinic fully to perform all cosmetic surgeries with total precautions. Book a consultation now.


Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

Click the button below to Book Appointment at your preferred location.

Your consultation includes:

  • 30 min 1-1 session with Dr. Bhatia.
  • Discuss your concerns and surgical goals in a completely non-pressured environment.
  • Dr. Bhatia will in turn explain the options available to you, likely outcomes, any risks or potential complications, and recommend a course of treatment with the associated cost.
Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"

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