A Brief Overview of Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure used when there is no contraindication to remove localized fat deposits in different parts of the body. With the help of experts’ views, I would unveil the keys to this much talked about surgery.

In what cases liposuction is appropriate practice?

This technique is used successfully when the indication and technique are adequate. Liposuction in no way constitutes a treatment for obesity, nor a substitute for a nutritional program for weight loss and nutritional rehabilitation, nor to stabilize weight. In fact, in these cases it should not be performed. However, it is an excellent treatment of the fat deposits that do not disappear with diet and exercise for people without significantly overweight provided that they have good hygiene habits.

Is liposuction a miracle treatment?

Well, this technique does not change anyone's life, but gives excellent results when it is not understood as a ‘full stop’, but as a beginning. They are plastic surgeons who perform it, but first explain to their patients that they should not be understood as a license to ‘misbehave forever’, but as a stimulus, through healthy eating, exercise, etc. to always maintain results because otherwise these results will be difficult to maintain over time.

What should be evaluated before surgery?

In the first visit, a complete medical history, lifestyle, medications and allergies should be performed to rule out contraindications or special precautions to be taken and to assess whether it is possible to perform with maximum security. In addition, a detailed examination and measurement of the areas to be treated and the skin condition is performed. It is an essential study because sometimes when there is large sagging or drooping skin, only liposuction cannot get good result and needs to be combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck or lift the skin of the abdomen.

What is this surgery?

This surgery is performed to remove fat, after properly preparing and making small incisions in the skin by a thin sterile via cannula connected to a suction device. Liposuction is performed in an operating room and it is essential that the patient is informed about the qualification and certification of the professional who will perform the treatment. Hospitalization is required generally no more than 24 hours. If the amount of fat to be removed is not important in relation to their body size and health, it can be performed under local anesthesia.


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