Liposuction is the most frequently requested surgery. By this method is possible to change shape of specific areas by removing part of fat tissue using vacuum suction.
Quantity of fat cells is permanent in adult age. The surgical procedure consists vacuuming, not only cell content, but also quantity of cells from a specific area. If the patient doesn't watch the right regime and increase again the weight, there will be lower fat quantity than before operation, because of smaller cell count.
The main purpose of liposuction is to remove irregular fat tissues and this way reshape specific areas of the body and improve body shape, not to reduce body weight.
Liposuction is mostly used on areas of the hips, buttocks, inner thighs, abdomen and sagging neck.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia, time various from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. Small tubes (cannulas) are inserted through 3 - 5 mm incisions in the skin. Adequate quantity of fat is suctioned through the cannulas. The skin has only limited ability of elasticity, which is getting lower as we get older. Therefore is sometimes necessary to do suctioning more times in certain areas, such those with higher excessive fat, mainly hips area. Immediately after surgery, in order to control bruising, control swelling, and to help treated area reach the shape requested. After surgery, you need to be fitted with a special elastic garment. It is necessary to wear the garment for 3 to 6 weeks according to surgery extent and the area treated.
Hospitalization various from 1 to 3 days. Stitches are removed from 10 to 14 days later according to healing process. If no complications appears you will be able to be back to normal physical activity within 6 to 8 weeks. You should be able to be back at to light office work, within 10 to 14 days. We don't recommend to go to work sooner, specially if bigger body areas were treated. Swelling and bruising should disappear within 3 weeks.