Liposuction - Changing Body Shape With Liposuction

Liposuction - fat removal, liposculpture, lipoplasty, tumescent liposuction

Fat is for food storage in the body; it stores in between muscle groups where muscle activities would not affect them. Exercise therefore does not affect these stubborn fat areas, such as the lower abdomen, the lower torso (love handles), thighs, buttocks, flanks and upper arms.  

Stubborn fat can be easily removed with liposuction. Fat cells increase and decrease in size, not in number, so if an abnormal number of fat cells are located in an isolated area, liposuction can be helpful in contouring and shaping that area. For example, a stubborn double chin can be easily removed with liposuction. The goal of liposuction is to re-contour the body shape. Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in our clinic. It is also referred to as  lipoplasty, and suction-assisted lipectomy.

The difference between liposuction and  liposculpture is that liposuction is a treatment most beneficial for those who wish to remove larger amounts of fat from their body (maximum 5 litres) and is done under general anasthesia, whereas liposculpture is a treatment for those who only want to remove small amounts of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, done under local anasthesia. The most common areas treated with liposulpture on women are the neck and the thighs.

Rhinoplasty - Nose Correction SurgeryThe best liposuction candidates are who are healthy overall, close to their normal weight , but have some stubborn areas that are resistant to improvement with diet and exercise. In some cases, patient who are heavier may be candidates for large volume liposuction. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss - it is a contouring procedure for areas of the body that are diet and exercise resistant. These would include the tummy and hips in women. In most cases, liposuction can be an excellent procedure (from age of 25 up to 45) with a relatively quick recovery and noticeable improvements in body contour.

Tecent advances in liposuction, offered by Dr Rodrigo in Budapest, include the use of ultrasonic liposuction (ultrasonic sound waves are used to help break up the fat) and power-assisted liposuction (wherein a motorised cannula vibrates in order to pass through the tissues more easily).

Liposuction may or may not require a hospital stay, depending on the location and extent of surgery. Liposuction can be done in an office-based facility, in a surgery center on an outpatient basis, or in a hospital. For reasons of cost and convenience, liposuction of smaller volumes is usually done as an outpatient. You may need to stay in a hospital if a larger volume of fat is being removed, or if you are having other procedures done at the same time.

After the procedure

After the surgery, bandages and presuure garment are applied to keep pressure on the area and stop any bleeding, as well as to help maintain shape. Bandages are usually kept in place for at least 2 weeks. A visit back to the surgeon after 5-7 days is often recommended. Sometimes people gain weight after liposuction. This is due to the increased fluid from surgery.

Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction Before After


The liposuctioned area may appear larger than before surgery because of swelling. You must wear a tight stocking, girdle, or snug elastic dressing over the treated area to reduce swelling and bleeding, and to help shrink the skin to fit the new contour. You should wear this garment continuously for 2 to 4 weeks.

You will likely have swelling, bruising, numbness, and pain, but it can be managed with medications. The stitches will be removed in 5 to 10 days. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection.You may feel sensations such as numbness or tingling, as well as pain, for weeks after the surgery. Walk as soon after surgery as possible to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Avoid more strenuous exercise for about a month after the surgery.

You will start to feel better after about 1 or 2 weeks following liposuction surgery. You may return to work within a few days of the surgery. Bruising and swelling usually go away within three weeks; however, you may still have some swelling several months later

For most people, liposuction recovery is quick. Because the surgeon inject local anesthetic as part of the procedure, the patients 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.


Your new body shape will begin to emerge in the first couple of weeks; however, the improvement won't become more visible until about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Result is permanent  from liposuction and  are reliant upon good skin quality, and the procedure is most effective on younger individuals whose skin still has some elasticity, as the skin will need to properly re-drape over a smaller area once the excess fat has been removed. By exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, you can help maintain your new shape.

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