Applications of liposuction

Applications of liposuction in cosmetic surgery

Do I have to lose weight to benefit from liposuction ?

If your body mass index is over 30, you are affected by obesity, which is a condition that increases the risks of complications during any type of surgery. It is possible to lose weight with the help of a nutritionist, by exercising and dieting or ask a bariatric surgeon’s opinion. With a tailored program, you can lose 2 kg every week with no metabolic decompensation.

Can you use fat tissue removed during liposuction ?

Fat can be harvested during liposuction to reshape and improve specific areas of the body. This technique is called fat grafting, it offers excellent results with a natural appearance. Depending on the surgical technique used, only 20% to 30% is reabsorbed by the body. Common areas improved and rejuvenated with fat grafting include the buttocks, the breasts and the face.

Can I achieve an athletic body with liposuction ?

With a type of liposuction called Vaser liposuction, it is possible to reshape the abdominal region to achieve an athletic appearance.

Is there a risk of fibrosis ?

Typically, fibrosis can form close to the incisions through which liposuction cannulas are introduced. It disappears after a few weeks with the help of treatments such as lymphatic drainage, radiofrequency and ultrasounds.

Which treatment is recommended in case of post liposuction fibrosis ?

The body has to heal completely before starting a treatment for fibrosis. Massages that stimulate and soften tissue are very helpful against fibrosis.

Can liposuction target facial areas ?

Liposuction to remove the double chin is a very common procedure. Liposuction can also target the cheeks, but it is a less common procedure because of additional risks concerning facial nerves. Liposuction is usually performed under the chin when excess fat needs to be removed to improve contours and rejuvenate the lower third of the face.