Liposuction

Liposuction
Definition: Suction Assisted Lipectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove unwanted fat deposits that are hard to lose through exercise and/or healthy diets.

The procedure may improve body contours and proportions. For better results, in most cases, the surgery is combined with other body contouring procedures. Liposuction is performed on areas of the body where fat tends to deposit, such as thighs, hips and buttocks, tummy, neck, breasts (also in men), arms, the inner side of the knees and ankle.

How does it work? 

There are several techniques used for liposuction, but the methods are similar. A special tube (cannula) connected to a suction device (aspirator) is inserted into the tiny incision made on the selected area. As the device aspirates the fat, the surgeon makes forward and backward motions with the cannula through the fat layer. For better aspiration, the fat should be liquefied either by inserting solutions into the fat deposits or using ultrasound and other devices that emulsify the fat.

What are the risks?

 Like any surgical procedure, there is the risk of infection, thrombosis of the veins and reaction to the anesthetic medication. 
Common risks to liposuction include:

  • Damage to the skin or/and bleeding under the skin;
  • Skin numbness;
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries;
  • Puncture of an internal organ;
  • Fat embolism;
  • Burns (friction movements with the cannula may cause burns);
  • Fluid imbalance (due to aspiration of a considerable amount of fat and insertion of a large amount of liquid into the selected areas).

How to get prepared for the procedure?

  • Undergoing lab tests to evaluate your health state, a common procedure before any type of surgery. 
  • The use of anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory medication should be ceased 2 weeks before surgery (to prevent bleeding).
  • It is recommended to stop smoking for about 2 months before surgery (smoking can result in loss of tissue)

How long does the procedure take? 

It depends on the location and extent of the surgery. Usually, the patient can go home the same day (especially if the procedure was performed using local anesthetic), or stay in the hospital a day or two if recovery from general anesthesia is needed.

How to recover after the procedure?

 Bandages and compression garments will be applied to keep the pressure and prevent any bleeding. They should be kept for at least two weeks. It is recommended to walk at least 20 min daily, as soon as possible after the surgery, to prevent blood clots in the legs. Harsh physical exercises should be avoided for at least one or two months. The pain is manageable with proper medication.

Providers that provide Liposuction Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Confidence Cosmetic
Not Rated
0 United Kingdom
Consultant Sherif Wilson
Not Rated
0 United Kingdom
Continental Hospitals
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0 India
Contours Obesity Management Center
Not Rated
0 Pakistan
Corpusplus
Not Rated
0 Belgium
Cosmesurge
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Cosmesurge & Emirates Hospital
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Cosmetic Derma Medicine Greece
Not Rated
0 Greece
Cosmetic Surgery Center
Not Rated
0 Philippines
Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Not Rated
0 India
Cosmetic Surgery Of Las Vegas
Not Rated
0 United States
Cosmos Clinic
Not Rated
0 Australia
Costa Rica Newlook
Not Rated
0 Costa Rica
Cyprus Cosmetic Surgery
Not Rated
0 Cyprus
Daniels Vein And Cosmetic Center
Not Rated
0 United States
Demc Specialist Hospital - Shah Alam
Not Rated
0 Malaysia
Dentium Implant Center
Not Rated
0 Hungary
Dentosmile - Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Romania
Dermacare Of San Diego
Not Rated
0 United States
Dermaperfect Skin Clinic
Not Rated
0 United Kingdom