What is a liposuction?
The term liposuction refers to a medical method in which excess fat deposits are pulled out of the body with the help of an aspirator and certain body zones are corrected and contoured. The liposuction method is not used in the treatment of obesity. Of course, this procedure can not replace the right diet and exercise. It is not effective in treating cellulite. It has no improving effect on sagging skin. Almost all body surfaces (abdomen, waist, back, legs, upper arm, lower jaw, pelvis, etc.) are processed by correcting the contours to achieve the ideal aesthetic appearance.
Who is suitable for liposuction?
Anyone who has excessive fat accumulation that can not be reduced by diet or exercise on specific areas of the body can have this surgery done. However, skin elasticity must be undamaged at the problem areas and there must be no serious disease that could compromise the operation. This operation is called liposuction or fat removal.
How long does the healing process take after liposuction?
Liposuction is done in smaller areas under local anesthesia, which is sufficient, and in several areas under general anesthesia. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the field of application. The time span is 30 minutes to 3-4 hours. At the end of the operation, the patient is put on a tight corset, which is recommended to be worn for 3-4 weeks. The cannula holes in the skin usually heal easily without leaving scars. The swelling, due to the surgery, gradually decreases in 3-4 months and then disappears completely. Possible bruising on the skin improves within 7-10 days. The final decision on the success of the operation can only be made after 3 months. Sometimes minor revisions may be required. This operation requires a movement restriction of up to a week, which, however, is also dependent on the size and the scope. After a week you can slowly start small walks outside the house. Your doctor may recommend you to use antibiotics and painkillers during the first week.
What you should know
During liposuction, the fat stem cells are removed during the operation, which is why in the persistent areas there is usually only little or no new fat accumulation. However, it would be appropriate in spite of the operation to pay attention to the movement and diet. Excessive weight gain in a very short time leads to asymmetric fat accumulation, which obscures the results of the surgery. At your request and with the consent of your doctor, fats obtained during surgery may be injected into the face or breast tissue. This process is called Lipofilling (fat filling).