What is liposuction?
Perhaps the most popular plastic surgery surgery today is liposuction. It targets men who have problems with local lipodystrophy in their bodies that can not be resolved by intense physical exercise or exhausting diets. It is not, however, an easy method of slimming, as many mistakenly believe. Results after surgery are permanent if weight is maintained at the same level (plus 5 kilograms). During the procedure, fat removal can be applied at one but also at several points at the same time. The extent of the areas requiring treatment and the patient’s physical condition are the basic criteria when we want to intervene in more than one area.
Where it can be applied?
The usual areas that localize fat and usually apply liposuction are the following:
- abdomen (anterior and posterior)
- chest (gynecomastia)
- thighs (middle and anterior)
- neck (double chin)
Procedure of intervention
Depending on the desire of each patient, surgery can be done with local or general anesthesia. Pain during and after surgery, with the proper use of analgesics, is almost non-existent. After anesthesia, a very thin sterile tube is placed into the skin, reaching the fatty tissue. The incision usually has a length of half to one centimeter, so the mark is almost invisible. Through the tube attached to a suction device, the adipocytes we want to remove are slowly passed.
After surgery, the patient should use a special elastic corset for at least six weeks. The corset reduces edema but also the scarring at the sites where it has been liposuction. Also, lots of fluids should be consumed, as well as avoiding intense physical exercise for some days.
By visiting a specialized plastic surgeon, you will be given more information about your case.