Liposuction (liposculpting, lipoplasty, 3D liposuction, bloodless lipo-suction) is an aesthetic procedure of Plastic Surgery designed to remove excess fat that accumulates in various areas of the body, improving their contours.
This is one of the most frequent interventions in Plastic Surgery.
Liposuction is ideally done to individuals:
- with a relatively normal body weight
- with good skin elasticity
- which have localized fat
- who have proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle
What are its advantages?
- is the most effective method of removing local fat
- small and medium liposuctions can be done with local anesthesia
- there are no incisions, only small entry points for specialized equipment
- the body asymmetries are balanced
- the outline is corrected
Liposuction does not succeed:
- weight reduction
- treating obesity
- removing loose skin
- improve skin quality
Which areas can the Plastic Surgeon deal with?
- thighs – “bread rolls”
- the abdomen
- the double chin
- the chest in men
The procedure is done under local anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the size of the problem. Overnight stay at a clinic is essential for large liposuction.
After the procedure, some edema and bruising are presented and are gradually absorbed. It is necessary to use a special compression garment for 1-2 months, which enhances healing in the area.
Early results are visible to some extent early, but a more complete picture is available at 3 months.
The return to mild work is done after 2-7 days depending on the extent of the procedure, and exercise is allowed after 4 weeks.
It is a very safe method that has been used successfully for almost 40 years, since 1982 discovery in France by Yves-Gerard Illouz.
With liposuction, fat cells are removed permanently and the result is maintained permanently.