Liposculpture is an excellent way to shape, tone and contour specific body areas. Your body won’t replace the fat cells removed from these areas, so each method of liposuction can deliver a long-lasting change to your body shape. Do be aware that liposuction won’t remove cellulite or stretch marks and shouldn’t be considered a weight loss method; there is a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed.
Before the operation
The operation is performed under general anaesthesia, requiring 2-3 days of hospitalization. Prior to the operation full pre-op checks are required, including blood tests. In patients older than 35 years old a CT scan of lungs and hearth is also required. Patient should have an empty stomach – 8 hours before the operation patient must not eat, drink or smoke. Patient must not be suffering from any other illness such as urine infection, colds or skin infections.
Liposuction usually takes between one and three hours, depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. Surgical liposuction can be done under local anaesthetic for smaller areas but it more often requires a general anaesthetic.
Your surgeon will inject a salt water solution into the fatty area to be treated to break up the fat before inserting a thin metal tube called a cannula into the area. The fat is sucked out via the cannula using a vacuum pump (liposuction) or a syringe (liposculpture). The tube may need to be inserted a few more times to remove all the fat. The small incisions made often do not require any stitches so will heal by themselves and be unnoticeable in time.
This method is different from the mechanical one in the principal of the operation itself. Compared to the mechanical destruction and sucking out the fatty tissue this one enables the treatment by an ultra-sound wave which forces the fatty cell to burst itself in the pulses of the ultra-sound waves and to release the contents of the fatty cell without mechanical force. The spilled content of the fatty cells is then sucked out. Together with the ultra-sound wave there is also a heat wave which makes the skin shrink more actively and strongly according to the newly shaped pattern.
Ultra-sound is then more suitable for areas with larger amount of mass (e.g. belly) or in the areas with loosen skin (e.g. inner thighs and arms).
Another advantage of the Ultra-sound lipo-suction is that it is capable to achieve much more balanced and smoother pattern and therefore is able to form the body even in the locations where it was not possible before (front part of the thighs). It Both types of liposuction can be can be done in local anaesthezia but from our experience we can say that it is more comfortable for the patient to undegro a general anaesthesia. To all of our patients who underwent liposuction we offer a massage smoothening procedure LPG-Cellu or a complete anti-cellulite program which makes the result of liposuction even better. It also significantly shortens the necessary wearing of the post-surgical elastic outfit or home massaging.
Swelling, discoloration, and tightness of skin for 10-14 days
Infection of the wound, Haematomas
After the operation
Immediately after the liposuction treatment, special elastic bandages are placed over the treated area. These will have to be worn 24 hours a day for at least one or two months and can only be taken off for the time required for personal hygiene. The client usually stays at the clinic overnight and is taught how to perform special pressure massages of the treated area (these must be done daily for several weeks). It is necessary to repose in the first days after the surgery.
Two to three weeks of the liposuction surgery the patient must start applying pressure massages in the operated area - they should be done for a minimum period of one month according to the surgeon's indications (a rolling pin can be used).