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Liposuction/
Lipoplasty

Liposuction/Lipoplasty

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. It is done to remove fat from this area, through minimal incisions. One treatment may be all you need to reshape problem areas and the results are more consistent and predictable than non-invasive treatments.

Liposuction can treat:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Back
  • Chest area
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles
  • Pubic area

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

Best results are achieved in patients with normal weight and limited skin laxity. Firm skins with good elasticity allow a better result after surgery.

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite—the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks—or loose saggy skin.

Can produce dramatic improvements when performed by experienced hands. Only perform your liposuction with a properly qualified Plastic Surgeon.

Technical points

Surgery duration varies, according to treated areas.
It is performed under sedation and local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.
It can be performed on outpatient basis. If large areas are treated, patient may stay 1 night in the hospital.

Posoperative care

Medication

  • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for routine pain control
  • Enoxaparin for thrombosis prevention
  • Antibacterial ointments application

Compression garment
For 2 weeks, then at night for 2 weeks
Sit at bedside for 5 minutes after removing the garment before standing

Activity

  • Massage aspirated area 3 weeks after surgery
  • Return to professional activity in 2 or 3 days, after small volume procedures. Large-volume procedures may require 7-10 days before return to work.
  • Return to normal activities 3 weeks after surgery

Other recommendation
Expect bruising after surgery
Swelling possible up to 4 weeks

Complications and surgical risks

Complications are rare. Liposuction is an extremely safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon. Only do a liposuction with a qualified Plastic Surgeon. Although rare can occur:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Contour irregularities
  • Infection
  • Fat embolism
  • Thromboembolism
  • Viscera perforation

Breast
Augmentation

Breast augmentation involves the introduction of an implant (made of silicone gel or saline) to increase the breast size. It is indicated in women that have an inadequate breast volume or that you have the desire to restore the natural volume after weight loss, pregnancy or aging (...)

Liposuction/
Lipoplasty

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. It is done to remove fat from this area, through minimal incisions. One treatment may be all you need to reshape problem areas and the results are more consistent and predictable than non-invasive treatments (...)

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Abdominoplasty is the procedure of choice to improve abdomen contour (...)

Face lift and neck lift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

It will improve skin sagging on face and neck, reduce the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, reduce loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin, (...)

Hyaluronic
Acid

Hyaluronic acid is the substance of choice for patients who wish to fill wrinkles or furrows or increase the volume of facial areas (eg lips). It is a normal component of the ground substance responsible for dermal hydration (...)