Liposuction - suction assisted lipectomy

Suction-assisted lipectomy – liposuction – is a surgery during which the subcuticular fatty tissue is reduced with a tube and vacuum device at places where excessive fat deposits occur.

However, liposuction is not a method that cures obesity.

Also, liposuction is not a solution to decreasing the fat deposits on large areas or in the locations where the fatty tissue layer is comparatively thin (thigh front, calves, back) because uneven bumpy patches may occur on the skin that are difficult to remove. Quality, contractility and elasticity of the skin is vital for the resulting effect and with elasticity and contractility being insufficient – and getting poorer with age or a conspicuous weight loss – the skin after surgery may remain faded and slackened (abdomen, inner side of thighs).

The first, very important step to be taken before any decision to have surgery is a personal consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. A state of good health is a natural prerequisite. It is not possible to determine precisely how much fat should be removed during the surgery because the elasticity of the skin must be monitored after the liposuction is performed. . With asymmetry, it is also impossible to determine in advance that the quantity of removed fatty tissue will be such to provide for strict symmetry.

It should be noted that the total amount of the fat removed at a time should not be in excess of 1,500 – 2,500 millilitres (depending on the total weight) to avoid any complications of the general state of health. Where the liposuction is more extensive, the surgery should be done repeatedly at stages at an interval of 3 – 6 months.

The optimum patient’s age bracket is 18 – 35 years. In an older age, liposuction may be done with a very good result in terms of reducing the fatty tissue volume but the risk of slackened skin and small subcutaneous uneven patches increases.

Suitable for being treated with liposuction are particularly areas of hips, thighs in the area of the ilium and the inner part of the knees.


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