This surgery removes excess fat to improve body appearance and polish irregular body contours. It can be used to mold the areas below the chin, neck, cheekbones, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees and calves.
For this surgery, a liposuction machine and special instruments called cannulas are used. The surgical team first prepares the area to be operated on and you will receive general or local anesthesia. Through a small incision in the skin, a suction tube with a sharp tip is inserted into the fat deposits and a sweep is made to Through the area where the fat is to be extracted, which is sucked through a suction tube by a suction pump or a syringe. Several punctures may be needed on the skin to treat large areas. The surgeon can approach the areas to be treated from several different directions in order to achieve the best silhouette. After this, small drainage tubes can be inserted into the empty areas to remove blood and fluid that accumulate during the first days after surgery. At the end a compression garment will be placed.
You will start to feel better after 1 or 2 weeks. You can return to work a few days after surgery. Bruising and swelling normally disappear in the first 3 weeks, but may still have some swelling for a month after surgery. Improvement will be more visible in 4 or 6 weeks after surgery.
The best candidates for this procedure are people of relatively normal weight who have excess fat located in specific areas of the body, such as:
• Cheeks and jowls
• Thorax and mammary region
• Back and axillary region
• Hips, internal and external thighs
• Abdomen and waist
• Legs, inner side of knee
• Calf and ankles It is important that the skin keeps its properties elastic to achieve better results.
If there is excess skin, it would be recommended another type of procedure.
After the surgery you will feel a sensation similar to what you feel the day after you have done a lot of exercise. The bruises that exist usually disappear in about 15 days. You must be careful with taking the medications that are sent to you. In the following days and until you begin to notice the improvement you have to be patient and keep in mind that the result will be progressive.
Normally between 5 and 8 days after the procedure. In two or three weeks you can exercise moderately. Recovery depends largely on the type of liposuction performed and the amount of fat removed.
Liposuction achieves a body molding and a harmonious figure. The results are seen approximately between the first and second month of the procedure, when inflammation and fluid retention are reduced; They also depend on the patient’s physiognomy and care.