Do you know the benefits of liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure widely spread through the various cosmetic surgery centers and clinics. With a relatively low risk of complication, it is a procedure that has been performed for over 25 years; therefore it is a procedure that is well known by cosmetic surgeons worldwide. But how can you get the best results for liposuction? First, by choosing a certified plastic surgeon whose reputation and recommendations are verifiable. You will find below some useful information about liposuction.
What is liposuction?
It is a surgical procedure in which a small tube is inserted through an incision into a specific region of the body with excess fat. This fatty excess may sit on the thighs, flanks, abdomen, calves, knees, arms, cheeks, neck, chin, etc. The most common procedure usually is done at the stomach level.
What happens before a liposuction?
First, the surgeon must ensure that you are a right candidate for this type of cosmetic surgery. So you have to meet with the surgeon and determine whether your skin is well suited to this type of surgery.
For example, if your skin is too flaccid, the surgeon will suggest other types of surgery. Moreover, you will notice that the most successful liposuctions are made on firm and elastic skin. It is also important to know that liposuction does not remove cellulite or stretch marks.
What happens during liposuction?
The surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia. The surgeon first inserts a small tube in the operable area. Then, he infiltrates the anaesthetic solution and the products required to simplify the procedure and reduce pain. After these steps, the cosmetic surgeon removes as much fat as possible while ensuring your body shapes are harmonious. Although there are several techniques, it is recommended that you speak with your surgeon when you first visit the cosmetic clinic. You must be comfortable with the procedure he will use.
How long does liposuction take?
Since it is a surgery, a liposuction intervention may take up to an average of one to three hours. The surgeon then makes a few stitches and you're done. You will see results three weeks after surgery. These will be completed within six months.
What are the risks of liposuction?
As this is a common surgical procedure that surgeons know well, the risk of complications is very low.
However, some patients may experience certain complications:
- Blood clot (phlebitis or pulmonary embolism)
- Numbness of skin sensations
- Significant blood loss
- Hyperpigmentation of the skin
- Poor wound healing
- Blood accumulation (hematoma)
These complications are, however, very rare. Cosmetic surgeons who perform liposuction adhere to safe procedures that reduce to the maximum the risk of complication. If you have additional questions, be sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon. During your meetings at his clinic, he will explain the steps and the benefits of liposuction to you as a patient.
For more information about plastic surgery procedures, please see:
www.ascpeq.org and www.csaps.ca