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Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from beneath the skin. The procedure is performed with a narrow suction device. Some devices use ultrasound to help break down fat. Liposuction can be used to target a range of areas, including abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, buttocks, back, neck, or face.
Liposuction can target stubborn, unwanted fat deposits in patients who are slightly overweight or who have a normal weight, but have fat build-ups in one area. Liposuction is not recommended as a treatment for obesity, as surgeons can only remove a limited amount of fat.
In the US there is an increase number of people looking for liposuction surgery abroad due to the fact that the price of liposuction surgery abroad is normally a fraction of the amount, which includes the procedure, room and board and even some sightseeing in the host country.
Liposuction can target stubborn, unwanted fat deposits in people who are just slightly overweight or people who have a normal weight, but have fat build-ups in one area. Liposuction is not recommended as a treatment for obesity, as surgeons can only remove a limited amount of fat.
Number of days in hospital is 1 to 3 days. Usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients may spend up to 3 days in hospital if a lot of fat is removed.
Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks. Liposuction can be a minor or major surgery depending on the area and amount of fat removed.
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Before liposuction abroad
Patients are advised to make small lifestyle changes in the weeks leading up to the surgery in order to aid recovery. This includes quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and avoiding aspirin and other medications that can cause the blood to thin.
How is it performed
Liposuction is the removal of fat and excess tissue from the body using small tubes called cannula. The purpose of liposuction to is restructure the shape and contours of the body to better fit the aesthetic desires of the patient, though is by no means a solution or cure for obesity and other weight-related conditions. Used in conjunction with a procedure such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation, liposuction can be an effective way of eliminating excess body fat. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body where fat deposits are present, though is generally carried out in the following areas:
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
Liposuction is performed through small incisions. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the surgeon may make one or several small incisions to reach the target areas. A small suction tube is inserted through the incisions and fat is suctioned away from beneath the skin using the sharp end of the device.
Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon may leave the incisions open and surgical drains may be attached to prevent a build up of fluid in the area. Other surgeons may partially close the sutures and then apply a dressing which will need to be changed often.
Many patients who undergo liposuction choose to combine this with other surgeries such as an abdominoplasty or body lift.
Normally general anesthetic, occasionally local anesthetic.
The Liposuction takes 1 to 2 hours.
If large areas are being treated, the procedure may take longer.
What to expect after Liposuction
Post procedure care
Depending on the amount of liposuction, patients may be discharged, or may stay overnight in hospital. Patients should rest and keep the wounds clean, avoiding swimming or sunbathing.
The doctor may offer special compression clothing to wear, and may prescribe antibiotics. When the anesthesia wears off, there may be some pain and patients should ask the doctor about which painkillers are appropriate. The incisions are usually small, resulting in minimal scarring.
Patients should seek travel advice from their treating doctor, however, in general it is recommended to wait at least 7 days before flying and to take precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Numbness, tingling and discomfort are common following liposuction, as well as some swelling and bruising. Most patients find these symptoms subside after a week, and the final results are visible after 4 to 6 weeks.
Important things to know about Liposuction
Not recommended for
Obesity, infections, trouble with wounds healing, unsuitable skin elasticity. As a substitute for exercise and diet, or as a cure for general obesity. As a treatment for cellulite (the uneven, dimpled appearance of skin over hips, thighs, and buttocks) or excess skin.
Liposuction is not suitable for certain areas of the body, such as the fat on the sides of the breasts, because the breast is a common site for cancer.
Scarring, infection, embolism, internal organ puncture, seroma, nerve changes, swelling, necrosis, burns (with ultrasound), fluid imbalance, problems with anesthesia.
What is the the recovery time after liposuction – and what are the risks?
Immediately after liposuction, the body is wrapped in elastic bandages in order to prevent excess swelling and bruising. These may have to remain wrapped around the body for up to 4 weeks. Leakages of fluid from the points of incision are likely in the days following surgery, whilst the bruising may affect day-to-day activities for up to 10 days.
Patients who undergo liposuction must take great care with their weight following the procedure. Excess fat will be stored deeper and more internally, once the fat cells close to the outside of the body are removed – this form of fat storage poses a far greater risk to general health. It is therefore vital that liposuction patients maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
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