It’s a method of plastic surgery which is a technique of soft refining of body shape. The principle of this new method is suction with a soft tube attached to a suction device. However liposuction should not be considered as a method to reduce weight. The amount of fat which can be sucked off is limited, and therefore reduction of actual body weight is minimal. We use vibration assisted liposuction (classical tumescence technique).
Liposuction helps in terms of refining body shape where are pockets of fat surplus, and where previous diets and exercise failed.
The fat deposits itself mainly in the regions of hips, thighs, buttocks and stomach, sometimes in upper part of the trunk, neck area and under the chin.
Operation and post-operative care
The procedure will take from one hour to 1.5 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure. You will have to stay overnight in our clinic.
What will happen in the recovery period?
Bruising can be present for 2-3 weeks, the swelling for 2-4 months dependent upon the quantity of fat that is removed and the patient’s own healing rate. After the operation the operative region will be painful similar to after contusion and will be swollen as well. You will need to wear a special compression garment for 6-8 weeks. Recovery time is brief, with many liposuction patients returning to work in a few days, and most back to full exercise in 12-14 days. Again this will depend on each individual patient. You can resume gentle exercise after four weeks and full exercise after 2 months and you should avoid the sun for 3 months after the surgery.
What can I expect from the surgery?
Your expectations need to be realistic. You will probably be very pleased with the results. Your body shape will be noticeably different quite soon after surgery and you will generally feel more at ease with your body. The effects of a liposuction are generally long lasting provided you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly. This procedure is most effective in patients with good skin elasticity, as their skin will contract after the fat has been removed. However, as long as the patient understands that this procedure is designed to remove fat and not to tighten skin they will be happy with their more youthful and attractive body. Liposuction is able to remove netheir cellulite skin nor stretch marks.