Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the: hips, thighs, knees, ankles, arms, abdomen, face, etc. Sometimes it is complementary to other interventions (facelift, tummy, etc.).
If you are considering undergoing liposuction, you get basic information about the surgery, when indicated, how it's performed, and what results can be expected.
Liposuction is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation, but in very extensive cases are carried out under general anesthesia. The technique, which is always performed in an operating room, consisting essentially of fat aspiration by introducing a cannula that is connected to a vacuum machine or a special syringe, as appropriate, and performing numerous tunnels in the area previously marked. After the operation, a bandage or elastic garment will be used in the treated area. It is normal to see inflammation of the tissues in the aspirated area. Do not evaluate the results of liposuction before at least three months have elapsed.
¿WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
The ideal candidates to undergo liposuction are those who have a relatively normal weight but have fat deposits in localized areas. If you have a general state of good health, are psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you will be a good candidate. Liposuction is not recommended if you have had recent surgery in the treatment area, if you have poor circulation in that area or heart or breathing problems.
It is also important to know that liposuction does not improve cellulite. Liposuction improves your appearance and self-confidence. Before deciding whether to perform liposuction think about what you want to achieve and discuss with your plastic surgeon.
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Last updated: Feb 25, 2018 3:18 am