Liposuction, which has been one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques for more than three decades now, is a surgical operation that aims to remove excess fat in the body, which improves their figures, making them slimmer.

Types of Liposuction Procedures:

Liposuction with Suction Tool Aid

This procedure uses a vacuum suction and a small tube to suck fat.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

This procedure effectively dissolves fat. However, it is no longer being practiced because it has many drawbacks and harmful effects such as excessive heat and the length of the recovery phase.

Lipomatic Liposuction

This procedure is a combination of conventional liposuction and modern liposuction with tubes.

Who are the right candidates for Liposuction?

People with excess fat

People who are within 30% of their ideal weight
People who want to immediately lose weight

People who have realistic expectations

People who are not good candidates for liposuction are:

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Individuals with health problems that could interfere with their healing
  • People who are taking blood-thinning medications, unless they are able to discontinue use of these medications in the weeks leading up to and following surgery
  • People who are allergic to lidocaine, which is used in the procedure
  • People who expect liposuction to be an effective means to lose weight permanently.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Type of Anesthetic: Total anesthesia

Preoperative Preparation:

Carry out deeper consultation with medical personnel
Patient will be required to tell the doctor his/her medical history and whether or not the patient has had any surgeries in the past.
Blood test and other health checks
Discuss your liposuction options and likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications

Operation Process:

Perform incisions on the parts of the body where liposuction surgery will be carried out
The process of fat suctioning  is done only through a small incision in order to not leave a significant scar

Doctor will not remove too much fat because it might impact other organs and the health condition of the patient

Close the incision

Postoperative Care:

Body fluids may come out frequently up to 3 days after surgery
There may be bruises and swelling, depending on the patient’s condition
Wear compressed clothing after bandage is removed 2-3 months after surgery
Compressed clothing helps reduce swelling and keep skin tissue tight
Patients should take showers instead of baths for about a week after liposuction
Most plastic surgeons encourage patients to begin a gentle walking routine within three to four days of their liposuction.

Patients can usually begin to increase their levels of activity within two weeks of their liposuction, but should avoid vigorous exercise for at least the first month to give the body time to heal.