Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that is recommended in cases that do not achieve, through a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, to eliminate fat located in places such as the hips, thighs, buttocks, neck, or belly.
However, liposuction is not only used to improve the shape and silhouette of the body, but it can be part of the treatment of some health problems such as with, gynecomastia, lipodystrophy, or lipedema, for example.
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Which type of liposuction is best for you
The type of liposuction is most suitable varies according to the location to be treated and amount of fat to remove, however, the most widely used include:
- Liposuction tumescente: is indicated to remove up to 2 litres of fat and, therefore, it is much used in the smaller regions like arms, thighs, love handles or jowls. Learn more at: Liposuction tumescente.
- Liposuction with ultrasound:this technique is first used an ultrasound device to melt fat, making it easier to remove, being indicated for cases in which it is necessary to remove more fat as in the upper part of the belly, side or back.
- Laser liposuction:is a new technique that is done by applying a laser under the skin to melt the fat and aspirate at the same time. This technique should be evaluated in each case. See how it is done in: laser Liposuction.
Thus, the type of surgery must always be discussed with the plastic surgeon so as to adapt better to the needs, yielding the best effects.
Normally, all types of liposuction are done under general anesthesia and, therefore, it may be necessary to stay one night in hospital. However, in some cases liposuction tumescente can be used local anesthesia.
Risks of liposuction
As in any other surgery, liposuction also has risks, but the chances of happening are reduced. Some of the possible complications include:
- Bruises, which are the dark spots on the skin and causes some pain;
- Sagging the liposuction area;
- Perforation of organs;
- Seroma, which is the accumulation of fluid.
The excess skin that causes sagging in the region extracted is more common in patients with very thin skin, with the chance of developing stretch marks, or people with more than 50 years. See more about the risks: the Risks of liposuction.
This type of surgery removes instantly the excess fat cells, so the result can be changed if you continue to eat excess fat, because the fat can re-accumulate. In this way, liposuction should only be used after the adoption of a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best result, and should not be used as a treatment for excess weight, only to remove localized fat.