Liposuction Abroad - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Liposuction fat removal

Liposuction - Suction Lipectomy - Hi - Def lipocuction,("suction-assisted lipectomy," "suction lipectomy," or "lipoplasty"):

Q. How would this procedure help me?

A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step in considering a suction liposuction. You should frankly discuss your goals and expectations, and your plastic surgeon will explain to you whether this operation is right for you. Surgical lipectomy, which involves removal of excess skin, as well as fat, may be advised instead of, or in addition to suction lipectomy. You should always keep in mind that the desired result is improvement, not perfection. 

Q. How important are psychological factors in relation to this procedure?

Emotional stability is the primary factor to be considered before any aesthetic surgery is performed. A "new body" does not guarantee a new life or an end to all personal problems. It is mostly the mental attitude of the individual that determines a successful outcome. Suction lipectomy can improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence; the rest is entirely up to you. Q. How is Liposuction performed?

Either local or general anaesthesia may be advised, depending on the extent of the procedure. A cannula attached to a high powered suction pump is inserted through a small incision and the bulging fat removed. A pressure garment is usually worn for 2-3 months post-operatively in order to decrease bruising and swelling and to encourage the skin to contract to the new shape.


Q. Will I be hospitalised for the procedure?

Liposuction can be performed as a day case or alternatively with a short hospital stay. This will depend on your general health and the extent of the procedure.


Q. Are there any side effects of liposuction?

Bruising and swelling are common - the bruising usually subsiding in 3 weeks and the swelling in 8 weeks. Other complications such as infection and prominent scars are unusual. Slight irregularities such as grooving under the skin may occur and this may be accompanied by looseness of the skin-although the skin does usually contract over a period of time.

Q. What results can I expect after the liposuction?

Liposuction is ideal for patients who have bulges which persist after diet and exercise. It is not a substitute for weight loss. Usually the overlying skin will contract following liposuction, however in some circumstances a procedure designed to remove excess skin may also be required.


Q. Will the liposuction leave any scars?

Although your surgeon will make every effort to keep them as inconspicuous as possible, scars are the inevitable result of any surgery. Because of their small size (usually about 1 cm) scars are not usually significant after liposuction.


After Your Surgery

After surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions.  To control swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours, you have to wear elastic garment over the treated area for a few weeks. Don’t expect to look or feel great right after surgery. Even though the newer techniques are believed to reduce some post-operative discomforts, you may still experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding and temporary numbness. Pain can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon, though you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days.

It is normal to feel a bit anxious or depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. However, this feeling will subside as you begin to look and feel better.


Q. When can I resume normal activities?

Most activities may be resumed within a few weeks. Many patients return to work after one week, and some even sooner. Healing is a gradual process. Your surgeon will  tell you to start walking around as soon as possible to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. You will begin to feel better after about a week or two and you should be back at work within a few days following your surgery. The stitches are removed or dissolve on their own within the first week to ten days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month as your body continues to heal. Although most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within three weeks, some swelling may remain up to for six months.

Q. How long does it take to recover form Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery?

After liposuction, patient recovery time is quick relative to many other cosmetic surgery procedures. In most cases, patients can return to work within a week and see optimal results over the next few months.

For most people, liposuction cosmetic surgery recovery is very comfortable. Because the plastic surgeon inject local anesthetic as part of the procedure, most people have little if any pain. Depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed, men take between two days and a week or so off from work following the procedure.

Q. How big is one area for Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery?

Approximately : 10cm x !5 cm

Liposuction -  small amount of fat removal (up to 500 ml)                                               

Liposuction - medium amount of fat removal (up to 1500 ml)                                       

Liposuction - large amount of fat removal (up to 3500 ml) 

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