Advantages Of Liposuction
Fat distribution depends on genetics and diet. Hereditary factors determine the location of each fat cell, and the quantity of permanent fat cells that do not change their location after puberty. The fat content of the cells may change due to the diet, but does not alter the number or location of the fat cells.
If someone has inherently less fat cells on their chest, but more on their thigh, always will have less fat on their chest than on their thigh. After the weight loss achieved by hard work and diet, the proportion of their thinner upper body and wider hips remains unchanged.
Liposuction, however, can remove these „stubborn” fat cells for a beautiful and long-lasting result.
Liposuction means the removal of permanent fat cells from various body parts with vacuum a special steel cannula. This plastic surgery intervention is suitable for eliminating the excess body fat from certain areas.
Liposuction is a really effective method for the contour correction of smaller areas (even after a successful weight loss), such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and knees. With the thin cannulas, it is possible to improve the shape of the face, jowl or ankle.
Who Should Be Recommended For Liposuction?
We recommend Liposuction for those, who have unwanted fat deposits in some body parts, but are not overweight, and have relatively taut skin.
Contrary to popular belief, not only women have these kinds of problems. Men also avail themselves of Liposuction. They often come to us to reduce their jowl, feminine breasts, and abdominal or groin area.
What Happens During a Liposuction?
Usually, Liposuction is an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. But in case of more than four affected body areas, epidural or general anesthesia is recommended with a one-night hospital stay.
Liposuction is performed through 2-5 mm long incisions, depending on the certain area.
The essence of the procedure is to remove accumulated fat tissue from under the skin, and adjust the thickness of it to the environment. Liposuction mostly takes 1-1.5 hours, but its duration influenced by the size of the body area. At the end of the intervention, we immediately ensure proper pressure with special clothing.
Local fluid formation, bruising, swelling may occur.
To avoid this, and ensure proper skin adherence, chilling and wearing a special compression bandage is recommended for the first few days – preferably for four weeks using a compression garment.
Stitch removal is due a week after the procedure. Only a small, few millimeters long scar will indicate the surgical site. We suggest to stay at home and rest for a few days, since it is possible that during this time some easily alleviated symptoms may be expected on the treated body part (e.g. bruising, pain).
Final result: a few weeks after liposuction, our patients have a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing shape.
Possible Complications of Liposuction
Health complications: swelling, inflammation, postoperative bleeding, plasma accumulation, fat embolism, skin nerve injury, skin necrosis, anesthesiology complications. Thanks to the development of medicine, these are manageable and becoming less frequent.
Aesthetic complications: asymmetry, uneven surface, scarring problems, skin color changes. These can be corrected with new interventions.