There are many people who, in order to reduce excess fat, exercise. Others exercise and diet. And some, after all that effort, cannot manage to lose weight in the areas of the body that they are worried about. The abdomen, the flanks and the hips are extremely resistant.
If we define what a liposuction consists of, you could say that it is the treatment of the localized fat resistant to diet and exercise. It is the best, quickest, most trustworthy, and accurate treatment available for the removal of bothersome fat. Through a 3mm incision we literally remove the fat.
Although, there are many patients who without the need to follow a diet or exercise can benefit from this fat eliminating technique. This way we can help them have the body they desire.
The patients who present with localized fat are the ones who benefit the most from this technique. You can have a liposuction of the abdomen, thighs, back, arms, and the calves. If we perform a liposuction in various areas, we are performing what we call a liposculpture. In some way we are” sculpting” your body removing fat and refining your appearance.
It is important to know that the quality of the skin is what is important in this technique. If you have excess skin or it is has fallen, as can happen in the abdomen it is possible that you might require, not only the liposuction, but other techniques as well.
But the best thing you can do is visit our consultancy so we can evaluate and give you our most sincere and accurate opinion.
We do not recommend this surgery in obese patients. If the patient presents obesity, the best idea would be to lose weight previously. Nor do we recommend liposuction or liposculpture surgery to patients with great flaccidity of the skin. In these cases, we could recommend a surgery where as well as removing the excess fat, we could also remove the skin as with an abdominoplasty, in the case of the abdomen.
Logically it depends on the type of work that the patient has. A job which requires a lot of physical effort is not the same as another which is to be sat in front of a computer all day. If in your job you have to use your arms a lot we recommend at least ten days rest and if your job requires less physical effort, with four or five days should be sufficient.
You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks. You will have to be careful with the sun. If you have any bruising we recommend that you wait until it has disappeared.
You can exercise two or three weeks after the surgery. We do not recommend the sauna during the first month. You will have no problem lifting weight.
When you leave the operating theatre, you will be wearing a compressive corset which allows the inflammation to reduce and the body to heal well from that moment on. You will wear this corset continuously for about two days. From this moment on, you can shower normally.
You can go out in the sun after the stitches have been removed, which is usually after two weeks. If you are going to the beach you have to wear 50+ sun protection on the scars and on the skin. If you have bruises we recommend that you postpone going to the beach until they have healed and even then, you should wear sun protection.
A week after the intervention you can depilate.
You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.
You should wear a compressive corset in the area of the liposuction for at least a month. This way the tissues heal well and the result is better.
After the surgery you will be irritated. It will not be pain, but irritation. You will have the sensation of aching, stiffness and some pressure. You will take medication for the pain which means that you will have more irritation at bed time, due to the bandage, the antibiotic etc. which will provoke discomfort more than pain.
The scars of a liposuction are practically non-existent. We make 3-4mm incisions which means that over time they become imperceptible. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final result of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc.
You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.
The liposuction or liposculpture surgery can improve the cellulitis, but not eliminate it. To continue to improve it requires a balanced diet, exercise and lymphatic drain massages amongst other treatments.
In general, we recommend any surgical intervention be performed when the patient is over 18 years old. In some cases, due to the psychological effects of a breast asymmetry, the intervention can be carried out from 16 years on, with of course, the consent of one of the parents or tutors.