Liposuction is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing fat and change the shape of different parts of the body (hips, tights, knees, ankles, arms, breasts, face, and neck among others).
It does not appear to affect obesity related problems, neither is a weight loss tool but it helps “problem” areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise.
During consultation the doctor will explain the factors that may influence the result of the procedure, and evaluate your age and expectations.
In certain occasions and according to the patient´s body, liposuction does not offer the expected results, thus the surgeon may suggest adding other procedures like abdominoplasty.
Liposuction takes place at a surgical room under general anesthesia and usually takes between 2 and 4 hours.
Within the operating room, a girdle is put in the area of the body that was treated to help reduce swelling, bruising, and pain and to encourage the skin to contract to the new shape. Patients should keep the girdle for 3 months.
Depending on the scale of the surgery, most patients return to work within 1 or 2 weeks. No strenuous activities must be carried out within 2 to 4 weeks and
Like in any other surgical procedure, bleeding and infections may occur.
Complications may increase when treated areas are very large, large amount of fat is removed and surgeries are carried out in unsafety medical centers.
As a body contouring procedure minor changes as skin rippling, asymmetric swelling and changes in skin tone may occur.
Within a few days after the surgery your face and emotional attitude will improve and within 2 or 3 weeks your face will have a normal week. Final results would be seen after a year approximately