Liposuction is the procedure by which excess the excess fat accumulated on a certain portion of the body is removed, which cannot be removed by diet or exercise.
In the target area, a cocktail of substances is infiltrated, that have the effect of facilitating lipoaspiration and limitation of bleeding. Through a 1-mm incision, the liposuction cannula is inserted and, by forth and back movements, the pursued effect is achieved. The fat is extracted by cannulas of different diameters and lengths. The anesthesia used is general or local, in case of steatoma.
How long does the intervention last?
Depending on the treated areas, the intervention may vary.
What must we do after the surgery?
After the surgery, you will wear a compressive bandage to reduce postoperative edema. Any edema and ecchymosis will resorb after approximately one week. Pain is a normal symptom.
Cellulite and liposuction
Liposuction does not improve either the cellulite appearance, nor the stretch marks, which, in certain cases, may even be accentuated. We recommend you to consult your doctor for more information.
Liposuction versus abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery)
If you have elastic skin with a good tone, without stretch marks, you are a good candidate for liposuction; if you have skin surplus, low elasticity of the skin that occurred particularly after a pregnancy, you should consider a tummy tuck surgery.