Liposuction (Body Sculpture)
It removes the localised deposits of fat that are resistant to diets and physical exercise. If you try to keep fit and you eat healthy food and still you can’t get rid of the fat of certain areas of your body, especially in the abdomen, hips, knees, ankles, arms and face, then liposuction may be the answer you are looking for. It models your body. If programmed correctly, the fat removed may be used to add volume to your buttocks.
It does not lift hanging skin. If your problem is the excess skin, we recommend that you visit the section of our site devoted to dermolipectomy. It does not cure obesity. It does not eliminate cellulite. Liposuction deals with deep fat deposits, whereas cellulite is a superficial problem. It does not make you look like somebody else and it does not guarantee that you will be treated differently by others.
The surgeon will make a very small incision of approximately 0.1 inches long (3 mm) and will insert a small tube called cannula under your skin. The cannula may be connected to a device that generates high vacuum pressure, or to a special syringe. The unwanted fat deposits, which prior to this process were treated with injections of a special liquid (saline solution combined with local anesthesia and a vasoconstrictor), are removed from under your skin through the cannula by suction.
This liquid generates the adequate conditions for the extraction of fat. The cannula is moved under the skin to reach all the desired areas. The number of incisions vary according to the characteristics of each area, but it is usually more than one. In order to make the outward appearance more homogeneous, the surgeon will have to perform the suction in a pattern of crossing lines, making it necessary to introduce the cannula from different positions. This is an ambulatory procedure.
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia and complementary sedation for simple cases
Surgery length: Between 30 minutes and 3 hours, according to the complexity of the case.
Liposuction usually has very good results, both for men and for women of any age, regardless of the weight of the patient. After a typical liposuction performed in the abdomen or waist, you may lose between 7 to 11 pounds (3.5 to 5 kg), according to the area treated. Your body will have more harmonious lines, which will probably make you feel more satisfied when you look at yourself and will make it easier to choose new clothes. The scars, which are very small, will become unnoticeable in no time.