The liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture is a surgical technique to eliminate fat deposits in certain areas of your body. The liposuction slims, reshape and improve body contour and proportions.
The liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture is a surgical technique to eliminate fat deposits in certain areas of your body including cheeks, neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. The liposuction slims, reshape and improve body contour and proportions.
The liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, but it´s a method to remove the accumulation of fat which doesn´t respond to diet and exercise.
There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy: general and localized. The general one, known as obesity, is the most common and diet is the suggested treatment.
The localized consists in small fatty deposits placed in different parts of your body, which can degenerate your silhouette. In this case, the best treatment could be medical or surgical, and it´s about the last one we will explain below.
When patients have excessive fatty tissue and sagging skin the recommended treatment is a removal surgery, under general anesthesia. This consists of a resection of the skin and the excess subcutaneous fat. If on the contrary the only problem is the excessive fat then the recommended surgery would be liposuction.
Liposuction is therefore the extraction of the leftover amount of fat that appears to deform the figure. This extraction is realized by the use of canellas and it is performed using local or general anesthesia, this depends on the preferences of either the doctor or the patient, and also to the amount of fat to be extracted, also the psychology of the patient, and the previous clinical history.
Therefore the main objective of liposuction is the reduction of volume of one or more zones simultaneously that previously disturbed the balance of the form of the body.
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The new advanced technology in liposculpture consists in aspiration of the fat, this is controlled by an electrically assisted mechanism: the MicroAire is modern surgical equipment that allows us to regulate the extraction of fat, modelling the body in a precise way and helping in the separation of the fatty tissue.
- We begin by infiltrating the area we want to treat with serum, a local anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor which will help in the aspiration and reduce the bleeding.
- Afterwards we proceed on to the aspiration phase during which we extract the fat and finish by closing the small incisions, a compressive bandage is applied and an elastic girdle.
The bandages and stitches are removed after a period of 3 to 7 days, we recommend wearing a girdle for a month.
At first the treated areas will appear bruised and swollen and there could be some pain (this is controlled with normal pain killers). The swelling takes approximately between 4 to 6 weeks to completely disappear. It is advisable to use lymphatic drainage massages during the post operation, this will accelerate the recovery. In most cases patients can return to normal activities after 24-48 hours and they can practice sport 4-6 weeks after the operation.
Anesthesia: Different forms of anaesthesia are used (local anesthesia with sedatives and general anaesthesia).
Place of intervention: Hospital or Outpatient surgery centre.
Surgery time: Depending on the area to be treated between 1 – 5 hours.
Stay in hospital: Depending on the anaesthesia from 12 to 24 hours.