Liposuction

Liposuction, contrary to popular belief, is a serious surgery, and is used to correct the body’s contours in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing result. The intervention does not replace diet or exercise, but can be used to refine areas that may not respond as effectively to diet and exercise changes alone.

Liposuction is most frequently performed on the hypogastrium (lower part of the abdomen), hips, waist and thigh areas, or other areas that cannot effectively be transformed by exercising. Using thin cannulas to extract excess fat, ankles, areas of the face and double chins can be given a slimmer, more attractive appearance.

The result is permanent, as during liposuction, lypocytes (fatty cells) are removed from a localized site, and a fatty pad cannot redevelop on the same areas again.

About the Surgery

Liposuction can be performed as an outpatient intervention under local anesthesia, however the surgery is usually done under general anesthetic followed by twelve hours of observation.

During surgery, the surgeon makes only few small incisions between 2mm-5mm, through which excess fatty tissues are removed using a thin cannula attached to a suction apparatus. In the case of liposuction on multiple or larger areas of the body, general or epidural anesthesia may be preferred, followed by one night of clinical in-patient observation.

The patient may go home following surgery in the case of local anesthesia, and after a week or two of recuperation, the patient can resume their normal daily routine.

After general or spinal anesthesia, the patient is required to remain overnight at the Da Vinci Private Clinic for observation.

For a few a weeks after surgery, a compression garment will need to be worn on the treated area.

Method of Anesthesia: local, general or epidural anesthesia
Duration of Surgery: 20 to 30 minutes, per location
Duration of Clinical In-patient Treatment after Liposuction: either outpatient or one night of clinical in-patient observation, depending on areas treated
Wearing Special Compression Clothes: 6 weeks after surgery
Suture Removal: 2 week after the surgery
Restriction from Exercise and Physical Strain: 3 to 6 weeks after surgery
Important: The results of liposuction are primarily measured by cm lost, not in kg.

Advantages of Liposuction

Improvement of the body’s counter, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette with minimal surgical scarring.