Liposuction is the removal of excess subcutaneous fat deposits by means of a vacuum discharge. Liposuction is suitable for both men and women, and can be performed on almost any part of the face and body: chin, chest, arms, back, stomach, waist, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
This is not a method of weight loss. This procedure is aimed at correcting and modelling the contours of the body and face in order to create a slimmer profile.
Liposuction was developed in the 70's and 80's, and today it is considered one of the most popular and requested plastic surgery procedures. Due to the technological progress in 21st century, this technique is fairly well-developed using the latest equipment.
Areas that are most prone to fat deposits are the chin, back, abdomen, hips, buttocks, knees, calves and shoulders. Therefore, depending on each individual case, liposuction may also be included in operations such as face lift and neck lift, tummy tuck, arm lift, thighs and buttocks lift.
Liposculpture is a more delicate procedure that aims to sculpt the body and face, in order to achieve smoother and more beautiful results, and therefore, requires greater skills and experience by the plastic surgeon.
Contemporary methods of liposculpture is popular with persons needing to reshape the contours of the body and face. If present, the deformed areas are corrected using patient’s own fat tissues.
Liposuction is carried out with a special set of tubes (cannula) which are inserted through tiny punctures in the skin (2-3mm).
The end results are more defined contours, graceful figure, uplifted mood and self-confidence.
Anaesthesia: local anaesthesia combined with intravenous neutroleptoanalgesia; or, in some cases, general anaesthetic.
Duration: 30 min-4 hours.
- The patient stays in hospital overnight.
- Special garment must be worn for 1-1,5 months.
- Sutures are removed 6-7 days later.
- Dynamic observation once a week for 2 months.
- Ability to return for work 1-2 weeks later.
Price: The pricing for this procedure is determined during the consultation. During the consultation the surgeon will discuss all the nuances of liposuction and liposculpturing in order to determine the scope of the operation. The area for surgery will also be measured, and the size of the special garment will be determined.
What is important to consider?
- For better blood circulation and rapid healing, the patient needs to quit smoking 1-2 months prior to the surgery.
- Despite the relative simplicity of this procedure, it has its own nuances, which are known only to a qualified plastic surgeon with an extensive experience of conducting liposuctions.
Liposuction is not a method of weight loss, but rather, a procedure aimed at correcting and modeling contours of the face and body. Liposuction itself as surgical procedure is absolutely painless, as it is performed under local anesthesia and an additional NFA, general anesthesia or subdural anesthesia, depending on the location of zones undergoing liposuction. Soreness (the feeling of bloating) may occur in the first 2-3 days, depending on the increase in swelling of soft tissue areas undergoing liposuction. Taking painkiller medication in the first 2-3 days is required. For non-smokers, young and non-overweight patients this process is sustained in a much easier and painless fashion. It is very important to choose the correct post-operative bandage, which must be worn 1.5 - 2 months depending on the size of zones undergoing liposuction.
In order to establish a stable metabolism after liposuction, observance of a moderate diet is necessary.
That depends on the overall health of the patient, his/her age, as well as one's body complection. Liposuction can be performed on two or more zones simultaneously, however the total amount of extracted fat should not exceed 2 liters.