Purpose of the treatment and its benefits
The objective of the treatment is modelling of the silhouette, ensuring proper proportions to the body by sucking off fat tissue from appropriate places. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss with the patient in detail the procedure as well as planned and achievable effects.
- modelling of the silhouette in so-called problem areas (e.g. where other treatments or exercises did not bring the expected results)
- shaping proper proportions of the body
- durable effects (sucked off fat tissue is not recreated)
- quick return to the daily activity
The treatment involves removal of redundant fat tissue, accumulated in excessive quantities in certain parts of the body, such as:
- face and neck
- upper arm areas
- thighs and shins
- calves and ankle areas
Modelling may also be performed with respect to:
- chest in men with gynecomastia
- scars which cause deformations
The method is not designed for body mass reduction, but to support silhouette modelling. It is designed for removing accumulated fat tissue which does not respond to diet and physical exercise. Liposuction may be applied as the sole method of silhouette shaping or in combination with other surgical methods, such as face wrinkle surgery, plastic surgery of abdominal walls or lift (uplift) surgery of thighs, i.e. methods used for removing excess skin and uplifting sagging tissues.
The best candidates for liposuction are patients with a relatively correct body weight, who suffer from excess of fat tissue in certain body parts. Best results after liposuction may be achieved in patients with elastic skin. Sagging, loose skin may require an additional surgery – plastic surgery of abdominal walls. Uneven body surface, not related to fat tissue, cannot be corrected by means of liposuction. Liposuction efficiency in correcting the appearance of cellulite is limited. In case of significantly overweight persons, a satisfactory effect is usually achieved after several treatments.
Fat cell removal has a durable effect and, even in case of excessive calorie intake, fat tissue does not accumulate in places where liposuction was performed. While giving a new shape to the body, one obtains fat tissue which may be used for the modelling of:
- post-surgery depletions
Liposuction is performed using metal cannulas placed in small cuts in the skin, which allows breaking up and sucking off fat tissue – usually 1-1.5 litre of fat during one treatment (no more than 3 litres). The treatment is carried out under anaesthesiological supervision in local, conduction or general anaesthesia, depending on the area covered by the treatment and the patient’s preferences.
The infiltration method of liposuction involves infiltration of sucked off fat tissue with a solution containing analgesics and adrenalin. This technique may reduce discomfort during the surgery and bruising afterwards. Appropriate compression clothes and dressings are supposed to reduce swelling and accelerate recovery.
Duration of the surgery depends on the body area undergoing liposuction and the quantity of sucked off fat; usually, it is 1-2 hours. The patient usually stays at the Clinic for 24 hours. Convalescence time - 5-7 days.
Effects of the conducted procedure will not be visible during the first days after the surgery. Because of tissue swelling, the treated body part seems to have a larger circumference. Reduced circumference of the operated area is only visible after app. 3-4 weeks, as the healing process takes place gradually.
Achievement of a satisfactory body silhouette is mainly connected with the liposuction procedure itself, but one needs to remember that this is not a weight reduction method, and the final effect is also influenced by healthy diet and proper selection of physical exercise.
Scars after the liposuction procedure are very small (a few millimetres) and located in such places that they are invisible.
In some cases, the places subjected to liposuction are tender, swelling with slight bruising. Administration of analgesic causes subjective disappearance of the discomfort. Antibiotic administration is a routine procedure.
- circulatory system diseases
- heart diseases
- blood coagulation disorders
- vascular diatheses
- varices and inflammatory skin lesions