The process of liposuction or whether conventional or ultrasound-assisted liposuction can help patients to shape your body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. It is important to note that liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise but rather a method of removing fat deposits that do not disappear by traditional methods for weight loss. Often these are fat deposits that are certain hormonal or genetically. Liposuction surgery does not remove cellulite or varicose veins. Today there are a variety of liposuction techniques. Liposuction can be done alone, but often it combined with a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, an arm lift or similar operations.
The best candidates for surgery are men and women over 18 years who are healthy and have a normal weight, but with excessive fat deposits localized. To the skin is shrinkable after liposuction, It is preferred to be as elastic as possible. The skin becomes less flexible with age, and for this reason the young age is an advantage when it comes to liposuction.
Liposuction is performed using a sterilized cannula, which is connected to a suction pump. the cannula is inserted under the skin and through it the surgeon sucks the fat deposits in areas required. During liposuction machine usually injected a local anesthetic with adrenaline the body, according to the amount of fat removed. The duration of liposuction varies depending on the area, the size of the area along with the type of anesthesia and technique used. The duration can be from 1 to 5 hours. There are several different methods to perform liposuction. They all serve the same purpose of removing localized fat one or more areas of the body, to re-shape and create proportion and symmetry. Through a small incision, the cannula is inserted under the skin. Then it is used to "suck" the fat layer that lies beneath the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth of the fat layer in order to free the fat cells and suck them. This is used most often with a suction pump. Inevitably it sucks much fluid along with the fat. It is therefore essential that the liquid is replaced, for which injections are used during and after surgery. There are several types of equipment for liposuction. There are machines using ultrasound to release fat, as well as other machines that released through small vibrations emitted cannula.
Liposuction is usually done with an overnight hospital under general anesthesia, depending on the location of fat, the extent of the surgery and the technique used.
temporary swelling, bruises, dolores, numbness and burning sensation in the skin.
Healing and recovery
You can return to work after 1-2 weeks. Strenuous activities and sports can retake after 4-6 weeks. It will take between 6-8 months before the swelling has completely disappeared and 3-4 weeks to disappear bruising.
Duration of Results
Liposuction removes fat cells and will not appear again. If gaining weight again after surgery, fat will be split equally by all parts of the body.
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