Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. It is not a substitute for weight loss. The procedure can remove up to three liters of fat. Suctioned fat contains up to 15% of blood. Also, greater amount of suctioned fat increases the risk of periooperate complications, such as fat embolism, anemia, and necrosis of fat.
The best results are expected when we are removing stubborn fat deposits, most often on the hips, abdomen, thighs and knees. That way the body reshapes. So it is a form of liposculpturing.
The procedure is usually done under narcosis. It is recommended to stay away from aspirin for at least 14 days before surgery. Also it is not advised for the operation to be done in the menstrual period, if the patient is anemic.
After the procedure
It is necessary to wear a compression garment for three to six weeks after the operation (depending on the type of skin). The scars are smaller than one centimeter and are hidden in the area of underpants and the navel. The scars on the legs (knees and ankles) are slightly more visible.
Bruises and swellings are present for some time after the operation, but they disappear in a month or two.
If the skin is less elastic (stretch marks), it is advised to get a simultaneous abderoplastics done. In so far as the patient does not want this procedure, we can perform the liposuction first. Then it is required to wait at least six months till the skin reduces. If by then you notice drooping skin, it can be removed with abderoplastics.
Liposuction is performed only on fat deposits that are at least two centimeters under the skin. Thereby we avoid unevenness that may occur with “shallow” liposuction.
Most common question
Most common question concerns the lengthiness of the procedure and reloading of the fat deposits on that area. With this procedure the fat is not completely removed, at least two centimeters of thickness is
left. Those fat cells can re-increase at excessive intake. Inasmuch your lifestyle does not chance after the surgery, the shape of the body gained by the operation retains.