Liposuction plastic surgery
Truths and Myths
Liposuction is a surgery for fat reduction in localized areas, and is not for weight loss or getting thin. It can be done in various areas of the body, to eliminate extra fat from the abdomen, the sides of breast, the back, the place of the bra, below the buttocks, the inner or outer thighs, the knees or the chin, etc.
When this fat is used to fill in areas such as the buttocks, surface grooves and other areas, in order to improve the body contour and lessen the effects of aging.
A term used for the tumescent liposuction technique (after injection of a substance) in localized areas.
All are forms of liposuction, but performed with different techniques. Those performed with tumescent infiltration tend to make the region less painful and black and blue, and to promote faster recovery.
Currently, disposable cannulas are available for this procedure, which offers greater security against infections.
The anesthesia can be local, local with sedation, epidural or general, depending on
the area and duration of the surgery as well as on the patient’s conditions.
The hospitalization time will vary from 12 to 24 hours: the time may be extended if there is a need for doing so.
Postoperative care is very important for guaranteeing the surgical outcome. There must be a commitment on the part of the patient to the surgery.
• Use the modeler
• The amount of required rest will vary according to the extension of your liposuction
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Avoid exposure to the sun rays
• Lymphatic drainage with a qualified professional,
• Preferably a qualified physiotherapist, with post-operative care.
• One or two sessions a day may be required
• The number of sessions needed will vary
• Draining is important for reducing the accumulated liquid, providing greater comfort to the patient and improving the results
• Care of the Scar
Results vary by patient, skin type, type of technique and postoperative care. At the beginning, fluid (seroma) "water bags," black and blue areas (bruising) and hardened areas can accumulate; these problems tend to resolve themselves. There can also be hardened areas. The end result is forthcoming in around four to six months.
To perform major liposuction in quantities over 7% of body weight (recommendation of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery), may present greater risks to the patient, and sometimes results in irregularities.
- Facial plastic surgery
- Nose surgery
- Ear plastic surgery
- Breast Prosthesis
- Buttock plastic surgery
- Abdominal plastic surgery
- Liposuction plastic surgery
- Post weight loss plastic surgery
- Body contour plastic surgery
- Intimate plastic surgery
- Pectoral plastic surgery
- Gynecomastia plastic surgery
- Calf implants
- Hair transplant
- Breast Reduction
- Surgery of Thighs
- Brachioplasty - Arm Surgery