What is it?
Liposculpture is the most efficient surgical procedure, allowing to reshape the body by extracting fat accumulations located underneath the skin. These are frequently inherited, and thus impossible to get rid of wit just the help of exercises or diets. Nowadays, these fat accumulations can be removed permanently through liposuction.
The main advantage of this new technique is the fact that a greater and more precise body reshaping is achieved, compared to the results obtained through the classic deep liposuction.
The problem with traditional liposuction is the fact that the flap of skin resulting from the treatment is too thick and too heavy. Nevertheless, with liposculpture the superficial fat is also removed, leaving a much finer and lighter flap of skin that retracts, creating new curves and volumes, and emphasising the retraction properties of the skin to their maximum.
Liposculpture allows removing fat in a precise way and exactly in the spot we want to, achieving a new body profile with brilliant aesthetic results. Liposculpture is used for the reduction of fat accumulations in the area of the buttocks, the legs, hips with excessive fat accumulations, as well as the abdominal and the jowl area.
During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will evaluate your overall condition, the existing fat accumulations, as well as the tone and firmness of the skin. The alternative treatment methods will be explained to you, like it is the case for abdominoplasty, and the best options or treatments combinations for you will be discussed. You will receive instructions regarding the surgery preparation, including guidelines for the intake of food, drink, tobacco, as well as the intake or suppression of medication, vitamins and iron supplements. In case you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially if it’s a skin infection, your surgery will be postponed. Besides that, make sure that either a family member or an accompanying person can bring you home as soon as you are discharged and, if necessary, that they can help and assist you during the first few days.
The technique, which is always performed in an operating room, basically consists in the aspiration of the fat through a cannula. This cannula is connected to a vacuum machine or a special syringe, depending on the case, and doing numerous tunnels in the previously marked area.
The duration of a liposculpture usually varies between 1 and 2 hours, the time is varying depending on the area and the amount of fat removed. Initially, a small incision is done, just large enough to fit the tube through. The surgeon moves the cannula between the fatty deposits located underneath the skin, breaking and sucking in the fat.
This new technique introduces a variant that affects the fat aspiration level, the calibre and the form of the cannulas.
Through a small incision of about 3-4 mm, the fine cannulas that aspirate the superficial fat due to the action of the vacuum machine are inserted. This is done considering the fact that some body areas are the key to a harmonic remodelling of the curves.
The intervention is performed using general, local or epidural anaesthesia, depending on the size of the treated area or the amount of fat to be removed.
After the operation, the tissues remain swollen, taking 3-4 weeks to reduce their volume, meaning that the result can’t be considered the final result until 3 months of time go by. A corset, stockings or elastic bandage are placed on the treated area to control the swelling and bleeding, as well as to help the skin adapt to the new outline. It’s usually necessary to wear it during 2-3 weeks, and after that period of time only during the day for a few weeks more, depending on the instructions of your plastic surgeon. If necessary, antibiotics can be administered to prevent infections.
The healing is a gradual process. Your plastic surgeon will tell you to start walking as soon as it’s possible for you to do so (to prevent the formation of venous thrombi in the legs), but don’t perform any intense activities within the next 2 to 4 weeks. The stitches will be removed after about 5 to 10 days, and you’ll be able to go back to work in 2 or 3 days or, as a maximum, 2 weeks after the day of the intervention, depending on the extension of the liposuction and the recommendations of your surgeon. The inflammation and bruises disappear within the first or the second month after the liposuction; nevertheless, a minimal inflammation can remain present during 6 or more months.
Liposuction is a safe technique, as long as the patient is properly selected, the operation room is well equipped, and the liposuction itself is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, it is possible for complications to occur in some cases, especially while extracting great amounts of fat in one go. Another rare complication, even though it’s possible, is the accumulation of liquids (which needs to be drained) and skin injuries. Even though the serious complications are very rare, an infection and an excessive loss of fluids could show up, needing a proper treatment.
The advantages of this technique are the presence of minimal scars, little pain, the fact that no prolonged immobilisation is required, the possibility of treating multiple areas of the body in one intervention, the resumption of the normal activities in 4-5 days, and the possibility of being combined with other treatments, such as a reduction of the breast volume or a dermolipectomy. Amongst the techniques that are used nowadays for the reduction of fat accumulations, superficial liposculpture allows achieving a better volume decrease along with a more detailed reshaping of the body contour, being able not only to reduce fat volume, but also to improve the curves and volumes in order to create a new silhouette. Nowadays we can suggest, without any doubt, an efficient and safe surgical procedure with brilliant aesthetic results.
The intervention will be performed at the Hospital Quironsalud Palmaplanas, Palma de Mallorca.
Price: from 4.500€
Financing available: for example 79€/month (60 months)
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