Even if a healthy diet and exercise regimen is strictly followed, there can be areas of stubborn fat that just will not shift. These localized fatty deposits can create an imbalance when it comes to the natural form and figure.
Liposuction sees excess fat removed which doesn’t want to shift with a healthy diet or regular exercises. This procedure allows to redraw the body contours. It is important to note that a liposuction does not replace a diet and is not suitable for people who want to lose weight. Although all areas of the body can be treated with this procedure, but the approach on men and women is different because according to the sex of the patient the fat is distributed differently in the body.
Woman have a morphology called “gynoid”. The curves are mostly located in the lower part of the body: the hips, the saddlebag, the top of the inner thighs, buttocks and thighs. After menopause, women also begin to store fat on the upper body, mainly on the stomach and back.
Men have a morphology called “android”, the accumulation of fat is mainly on the upper body: the tummy, arms, back and neck. Excess of fat in the chest area is common on men who had overweight in adolescence.
During the procedure, the patient is placed under general or local anaesthetic and the surgery can last between one to three hours. With a general anaesthesia, patient have to spend a night at the clinic.
The surgeon will mark the area to be treated with a special pen and the procedure begins by infiltrating a solution that liquefies the fat. Very small incisions in the natural folds of the skin is then performed to insert the cannulas to target the fat layer beneath. The cannulas used have a round-ended tip with no sharp part and perforated ends. The surgeon then sucks the fat cells using back and forth movements. The incisions are then closed with a resorbable threads and covered with a bandage. Slight scars may appear after the procedure but will disappear with the time.
The practitioner can remove between four to five litres per intervention (one litre equals one kilogram of fat).
The zones we can treat (We are able to treat one to multiple zones upon individual needs):
The fat is preferably located in the double chin, cheeks, jowls and neck. With this procedure the features of the face are refined, and the profile is defined and the person seems immediately rejuvenated.
The skin of the arms is very delicate. With age, the skin lost its elasticity especially in women. It is important to avoid removing too much fat in this area which may result of increasing sagging skin.
Love handles are one of the most common areas treated because the fat is very difficult to shift in this area. To completely refine the waist, the surgeon has to treat at the same time as the hips, the tummy and the side of the back. The hips are easy to treat because the skin is thick and retracts itself very easily.
This procedure sucks only the sub-cutaneous fat (the fat that is on the surface) and is not suitable for removing the visceral fat that is located around the organs of the abdomen.
The Liposuction of the buttocks removes fat for overly sized or sagging buttocks, to redraw its shape or removes the banana roll located just under the fold of the buttocks.
The liposuction of the legs treats the thighs, knees and ankles at once to restore definition and elegance to the lower part of the body.
The liposuction of the thighs allows to remove the saddlebags which has the appearance of a ball of fat and to thin the inside of the thighs.
The bump of the inner side of the knee gives the leg a heavy and ungainly appearance. Liposuction of the knees is a very efficient procedure because the skin is very resistant and undistorted.
Liposuction of the calves is a precision procedure. On the calves, the layer of fat is very thin, and the surgeon must take extra care to suck the fat gently. However, if the density of the calves are primarily muscles the surgery is not suitable.
- The result of a liposuction is definitive
- Visible result immediately after the surgery. The outcome is optimal after three to six months when the skin retracts itself.
- The success of liposuction depends on the quality of the skin: the thicker and more toner the skin, the better the result.
- Discomfort and bruises are present the first week after the procedure
- The patient will have to wear panty adapted to his/her morphology in order to prevent any oedema. Oedema should diminish in a month and completely disappear after three months.
- Bruising should disappear within 10 to 20 days after the operation.
- No bath before 8 days.
- Patients will have to wait 4 to 7 days before resuming to normal life activities and stop any sport for 1 month.
- No sun or UV rays in the treated area for 1 month after the surgery