Invented in 1977 by Dr. Yves Gérard Illouz, liposuction is today the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the world. Liposuction successfully treats fat deposits in various areas of the body. It allows a smooth silhouette to be restored and efficiently handles some parts of the face, such as the chin.
Goal of a liposuction
This treatment is intended to extract small fat deposits from your body that are difficult to remove either with exercise or diet. Liposuction would allow you to treat various parts of your body and face.
The purpose of this technique is to smooth the silhouette by reshaping it. The purpose of liposuction is not to lose weight. Before you undergo liposuction, you will still be encouraged to get as close to your target weight as possible. This is not a cure for obesity, but a technique for sculpting the body.
If the excess fat is small, the patient can opt for a soft liposuction that is less invasive than the conventional technique.
Areas that can be treated with liposuction are:
- Double chin liposuction
- Arms liposuction
- Thighs liposuction
- Hips liposuction
- Buttocks liposuction
- Belly liposuction
- Knees liposuction
- Calf liposuction
The steps of liposuction
An initial visit is always done with your surgeon before conducting liposuction. This initial consultation is an opportunity to get to know your situation and whether any contraindications would prohibit you from getting such a procedure. The procedure is carried out in a number of steps:
- Before liposuction is carried out, a plastic surgeon identifies the areas to be treated with a surgical marker.
- Then infiltrates a solution to liquefy fat to effectively remove it.
- Then, small incisions will enable them to insert a canula with rounded foam tip and perforated at its end. Next, move back and forth to extract the excess fat with the cannula.
- As soon as the fat is sucked, the surgeon seals the incisions with a resorbable thread and covers them with a dressing.
Liposuction: technical information
The liposuction treatment lasts between 1 and 3 hours depending on the area being handled. Hospitalization is typically on an outpatient basis if the liposuction area is limited, otherwise overnight stay may be needed.
General anaesthesia is typically required for this type of operation, but local anaesthesia may be performed when liposuction is done in a small area.
Liposuction results / Before - after liposuction
The first effects of the liposuction are clearly visible after the operation. Volumes will be reduced in places where liposuction has been performed. The oedema disappears and the skin retracts gradually, the final result is visible 3 months after the liposuction operation.
Indeed, it will be needed to wait this duration so that the post-procedural oedema disappears and the skin is retracted entirely. The skin will require a month to fully retract on the new curves of the silhouette. The result is going to be optimal. The time of disappearance of the oedema will vary depending on the region in which the liposuction was done (abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks etc.).
You're going to have a smooth silhouette, as though you've never gained weight before. The time of disappearance of the oedema will vary depending on the region in which the liposuction was done (abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks etc.).
However, you need to follow or sustain a healthy lifestyle as well as a balanced diet. The fat cells will not multiply, but they can migrate to other parts of the body.
With these tips, the results of liposuction will be final and spectacular.
The fat cells or adipocytes that will be sucked during the operation cannot be replicated leaving a lasting result. It would be appropriate to wait a period of between 3 and 6 months to assess the result on a permanent basis. It is the time you need to shape your skin to your new curves forever. The outcome of the liposuction is usually entirely satisfactory, as long as all the precautions and indications applicable to this procedure have been complied with.
Performance of liposuction depends on the quality of the skin: it is best to have a thick, toned and elastic skin that naturally retracts after the operation. In order not to grow fat in another position of the body, it is important to have a good hygiene of life.
There are a number of things to consider while doing liposuction. Therefore, the price of liposuction depends on certain variables, such as:
- Quality of your skin
- The amount of fat to be removed.
- The amount of areas that you would like to treat.
In any case, the surgeon will make a personalized estimation and transmit it during the initial consultation.
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