Liposuction is a procedure which consists in the breakdown and removal of unnecessary subcutaneous adipose tissue, in order to correct contours and shapes of one or more locations over the body...


Liposuction is a procedure which consists in the breakdown and removal of unnecessary subcutaneous adipose tissue, in order to correct contours and shapes of one or more locations over the body. Fat removal is done using a special metal cannula, whose hose is connected to a vacuum device, which can be used to extract superfluous fat from problematic parts of the body.

Parts of the body where liposuction is usually performed are:

  • abdomen
  • thighs
  • inner side knee
  • back
  • buttocks
  • chin
  • calf
  • to avoid step-up in gynecomastia.

The Liposuction procedure.

With liposuction the aim is to use suction to remove fat from selected parts of the body, with special cannulas connected to a vacuum device. This procedure is most often performed under general anesthesia. The patient usually stays 1 to 2 days stay at the clinic - depending on the amount of fat removed.

Prior to surgery, the surgeon marks on the patient the anatomical shape and distribution of adipose tissue to be removed, and these locations are disinfected and protected against possible infection.

The procedure consists of the following steps: application of subcutaneous anesthetic, and then the special liposuction cannula. In order to be able to insert the liposuction cannula, the Consultant Surgeon makes a small incision - the diameter of the cannula is only 2.5 mm, so resulting scars after healing are virtually invisible. The Consultant Surgeon applies stitches.

After the procedure is finished you will put on a special compression gown, which is designed to reduce bleeding in the first few hours after the procedure, and during convalescence reduces swelling.

After surgery

In the first few days after surgery, typical symptoms are: swelling, bruising, pain, burning and numbness in the area which had liposuction. A small amount of fluid can leak from the small incisions, and sometimes it is necessary to put drains under the skin, held in place until fluid leakage disappears. After the operation the compression clothing worn is designed to accelerate contraction of the skin and reduce swelling of the surgical site. It is also very important to have at least 21 days of one hour lymphatic massage, the objective of which is to reduce the production of internal scar tissue between the skin and muscle.

Sutures are often taken out between the 7th and 10th postoperative day. The absorption of edema and remodeling of adipose tissue usually lasts a few weeks. If you walk as soon as possible after surgery then this reduces the swelling of the operated areas of the body and prevents embolic complications. For a period of six weeks you should avoid strenuous exercise, lifting weights, sauna and solarium.


Absolute contraindications for surgery are:

  • heart problems
  • unregulated blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • bleeding disorders
  • pregnancy and lactation
  • purulent infections of the skin
  • unstable chronic illness
  • autoimmune diseases

Possible complications

Sometimes after surgery minor hematomas, infections, chronic wounds, visible scars after surgery, fat embolism, may appear as well as the expected aesthetic effect. However, usually serious complications can be avoided with good doctor-patient cooperation.

In order to contribute to maintaining the effects of surgery as permanent, the patient should maintain a constant weight, avoid excessive exposure to the sun, and avoid alcohol and smoking. This adds to the usually very good impact on the psyche of people who have opted for surgery. Obtaining your dream figure usually gives added confidence, improves self-esteem, and thereby positively affects the activities of human life and the quality of relations with other people.

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