Also known as liposculpture, it is one of the surgical procedures that involves the suction of fat in localized areas of the abdomen to later transfer it to other areas of the body, in order to improve posture, shape and body proportions. The areas that are commonly used to perform the procedure are:

  • Arms
  • belly
  • buttocks
  • hips
  • thighs
  • Back
  • chest
  • Ankles and calves

The reasons that usually drive the patient to undergo liposuction are the following:

  • Achieve a more athletic and harmonious looking body
  • Improve body sculpting in swimsuits or underwear
  • To rebuild your self-confidence and feel better about your appearance For immediate results

Consult with the Specialist

The initial consultation is one of the most important steps in the planning process for cosmetic surgery, no matter what, you must first meet with a suitable plastic surgeon to evaluate your medical history, a physical examination will also be performed where the areas that the patient wishes to reduce in size, proportion and appearance. It is important to mention if you consume any medication, in case of ingesting drugs that alter body bleeding, the surgeon will recommend suspending the intake for a specified time. In addition, it is recommended to stop smoking a few months before surgery, as this can affect blood flow and increase the likelihood of complications. Then, they will talk about the results you seek to obtain by undergoing this procedure, this is your time to ask any question that generates doubts on the subject.

Surgery day

Liposuction is a procedure that can take several hours, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, however, it is considered a painless procedure, which involves general anesthesia, which indicates that the patient will be completely asleep during the procedure. The surgeon will make a small incision based on the area to be worked on and insert a cannula that connects to a small device that breaks down fat cells, allowing them to be easily removed from the body.

After surgery

After the procedure, it is normal to experience pain and bruising, so pain relievers will be administered to counteract the pain or any discomfort. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent any risk of infection. It is important to avoid any physical activity that requires strenuous exertion. Tight compression garments are recommended to reduce swelling for a long time of approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Liposuction price

Considering that all patients have different needs and a different body structure, it is impossible to give a specific price without first taking into account a number of important factors before offering our clients a detailed quote.

Recovering from liposuction

The recovery time from surgery can be from a few days to several weeks and will depend on the number of areas you want to treat and the amount of fat removed. You need to be aware that both the body and the wounds need time to adapt to new changes. If you comply with all the necessary care, it is possible that the patient will return to work in 3 weeks.

Are the effects permanent?

Taking into account that the fat is surgically removed, the chances of it coming back are almost nil. However, it is advisable to perform treatments to facilitate the proper drainage of fat within the body. Also, if the patient does gain weight, she will eventually re-develop fat in the specific areas where the surgery was performed.

Abdominoplasty or liposuction?

Comparing these procedures implies taking into account that each one is carried out using different techniques and therefore different results are obtained. With liposuction it is possible to eliminate fat, while with abdominoplasty the excess skin is eliminated and the abdominal muscles are tightened, both procedures give exceptional results, it is a matter that the patient chooses the best alternative according to the needs and results he seeks to obtain.

Sagging skin after liposuction

It is important to know how liposuction works and, as mentioned above, its function is based on the localized elimination of excess fat, so that the skin that previously stored this fat does not disappear on its own. That is why the areas that were operated on will remain hanging with a flaccid appearance to minimize invasive damage that can be treated with skin adjustments.

Dr. Yamen Chaer

The doctor. Yamen chaer rafeh, specialist in plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and caumatology surgery, graduated from the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital, Havana, also trained as a general surgeon at the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, studied medicine aesthetics at the Instituto Pinto Europa, in the city of Ghent, Belgium, and the Jhon Kennedy University in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.