is a surgical procedure
that involves the
removal of fat deposits
by suction and the
of the body. Each
area of the body is
does Liposuction surgery do?
removes the localized deposits of fat that
are resistant to diets and physical exercise.
If you try to keep fit and you eat healthy
food and still you can't get rid of the
fat of certain areas of your body, especially
in the abdomen, hips, knees, ankles, arms
and face, then liposuction may be the answer
you are looking for. It models your body.
If programmed correctly, the fat removed
may be used to add volume to your buttocks.
What does Liposuction surgery NOT do?
does not lift hanging skin. If your problem
is the excess skin, we recommend that you
visit the section of our site devoted to
dermolipectomy. It does not cure obesity.
If you suffer severe eating disorders, you
may be interested in visiting the section
of our site devoted to bariatric surgery.
It does not eliminate cellulite. Liposuction
deals with deep fat deposits, whereas cellulite
is a superficial problem. It does not make
you look like somebody else and it does
not guarantee that you will be treated differently
is a Liposuction surgery performed?
Local anesthesia and
complementary sedation for simple cases.
General anesthesia if the area that is going
to be treated is too large.
Between 30 minutes
and 3 hours, according to the complexity
of the case.
does a liposuction consist of?
surgeon will make a very small incision
of approximately 0.1 inches long (3 mm)
and will insert a small tube called cannula
under your skin. The cannula may be connected
to a device that generates high vacuum pressure,
or to a special syringe. The unwanted fat
deposits, which prior to this process were
treated with injections of a special liquid
(saline solution combined with local anesthesia
and a vasoconstrictor), are removed from
under your skin through the cannula by suction.
generates the adequate conditions for the
extraction of fat. The cannula is moved
under the skin to reach all the desired
areas. The number of incisions vary according
to the characteristics of each area, but
it is usually more than one. In order to
make the outward appearance more homogeneous,
the surgeon will have to perform the suction
in a pattern of crossing lines, making it
necessary to introduce the cannula from
different positions. In
ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL), a
special cannula that emits ultrasonic waves
is used. Since these waves cause the fat
cells to rupture and the fat is liquefied,
its removal becomes much easier.
If your case is simple, it requires no hospitalization.
If your case involved very large areas and
you needed to be given general anesthesia,
you will have to be hospitalized for a day.
usually has very good results, both for
men and for women of any age, regardless
of the weight of the patient. After a typical
liposuction performed in the abdomen or
waist, you may lose between 7 to 11 pounds
(3.5 to 5 kg), according to the area treated.Your
body will have more harmonious lines, which
will probably make you feel more satisfied
when you look at yourself and will make
it easier to choose new clothes. The scars,
which are very small, will become unnoticeable
in no time.
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