Liposuction - Silhouette

Liposuction - Silhouette

Liposuction is about slimming and sculpting a silhouette rather than losing weight.

What is it?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure to eliminate localised fat deposits that persist despite a healthy diet and regular exercise or that are out of proportion with the rest of the body. It acts primarily to improve body contour, and is one of the most frequently requested plastic surgery operations for both men and women.

What is the procedure?

Before performing a liposuction, the surgeon carries out a medical consultation during which he evaluates body shape, skin quality and potential circulatory problems. Good general health and skin elasticity and tone are essential to guarantee successful results.

A liposuction may be performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the zone and surface to be treated. The basic technique involves injecting a fluid that will facilitate the suction and minimize haemorrhages, followed by the insertion of a blunted hollow cannula. Once the cannula is introduced at the right depth, the surgeon will make it slide back and forth while a suction mechanism allows collecting and removing fat cells. After the procedure, a compression panty should be worn to facilitate healing and reduce swelling.

What can be treated?

Results?

Liposuction slims down the silhouette, redefines its contours and eliminates unsightly fat bulges. It replaces stubborn fat by smooth and toned curves. Results are long-lasting, start to be visible after 2-3 weeks, but may take 3 months to reach their optimal state. A few complementary sessions of lymphatic drainage, Titan and CelluM6 are recommended to improve skin firmness and appearance.

Side effects and risks?

After a liposuction, recuperation time is proportional to the amount of fat removed. Bruising usually fades away in a couple of weeks.

As in any cosmetic surgical intervention, certain complications are possible, such as infection, changes in sensation, phlebitis, pulmonary embolism, and asymmetries. For each patient, the ratio between benefits and risks must be carefully evaluated. More detailed information will be delivered by the surgeon during the initial consultation.

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