Liposuction is plastic surgery procedure used on both men and women whose fat is distributed unevenly. It is not a losing weight method, rather a way to improve the aesthetic of the body by removing fatty deposits, which persist no matter how much exercise, massage or dieting is undertaken, to other body area with lack of volume. Liposuction can result in a better body contour bringing harmony to the body.
The most typical areas of the body that can be treated by liposuction are:
Stomach (or abdomen) liposuction
Inner and outer thighs liposuction
Liposuction can be used in combination with other types of plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck, male breast reduction, etc.
Types of Liposuction
Classic Liposuction (Tumescent Lipo)
Slim Lipo (LASER Liposuction)
PAL Liposuction (Power Assisted Liposuction)
Modern liposuction for body contouring
The modern version of liposuction is the one that uses the fat cells that have been removed from areas of the body with unwanted fat by moving them in other areas of the body in which we want to increase volume, such as the buttocks or the breast. In such way we have 2 procedures in 1 (for example: liposuction and breast augmentation or liposuction and BBL) without using any type of implant.
Liposuction or Lipoplasty, can be performed under a local or epidural or general anaesthesia, depending upon the area of the body being treated, the quantity of fat being removed and the wishes of the patient. Liposuction usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.
After the procedure, the use of a garment is required for one month after the operation. The pain experienced after liposuction varies from case to case. It also depends upon the expanse of the area upon which the procedure has been performed. Usually, the patient will experience no particular pain over the next few days. In any case, oral painkillers are an option.
The results of liposuction are permanent this means that, provided that the patient maintains her/his weight, fat will not aggregate again in the areas in question.