Who Is It For?
There may be a formation of the major fat deposits especially in the lower abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. This can be caused by genetic predisposition or hormonal changes. If the problem is not related to general obesity, but rather clearly delineated fat deposits, liposuction can both drain these and at the same time decrease the number of fat cells, which prevents future fat deposits from building up. The best age for liposuction is 18 – 45; this is because an adequate level of skin elasticity is required. Depending on individual needs and a personal consultation with the surgeon, older clients may also opt for this operation.
You will need to take some time off work to get the required rest post-operation. During the recovery period, you will also need support and help from family and friends as you will not be able to do physically demanding jobs, attend social events, etc. In case you have young children you might also need to arrange child care. Make sure that you don’t have any acute sickness, such as a viral illness or cold, for at least three weeks before your scheduled temporal lift surgery; please inform us in case it does occur. No medications were containing acetylsalicylic acid, such as Acylpryin, Aspirin, Alnagon, Mineral, etc., should be taken a week before the operation. Such medicines are blood thinners which may increase bleeding during and after the selective facelift surgery. If women are taking hormonal contraception or replacement, they should stop doing so a month (minimum two weeks) before the temporal lift to prevent thromboembolism. Bring your usual medicine and pills, if possible in the original packaging. Smokers are encouraged to stop or at least considerably reduce smoking two weeks before the operation, and make sure you bring nicotine patches with you. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO SMOKE 6 HOURS Before THE LIPOSUCTION. It is required to wear elastic garments after the procedure which you can buy from the clinic or bring your own. We would recommend that you buy them after consulting your surgeon to decide on which size and type are most suitable for you. Ideally, women should not have their period during the operation but in case they do, they should inform their doctor.
How Is It Done?
Short incisions are made (3 to 4 mm) in the appropriate area, in which a cannula (small tube) is inserted through which a particular machine then drains the excess fat. A maximum of two to three liters of excess fat is removed during one session.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, using a so-called tumescent liposuction technique. It takes approximately one hour.
Special elastic bandages are placed over the treated area immediately after the liposuction. These bandages need to be worn non-stop for at least one or two months, and can only be taken off for the time required for personal hygiene. The client usually stays at the clinic overnight and is taught how to perform individual pressure massages of the treated area (these must be done daily for several weeks). It is necessary to repose in the first days after the surgery. The patient must start applying pressure massages in the operated area after two to three weeks of the surgery, for about a month as prescribed by the doctor.
In some cases your temperature may slightly rise for two to three days, post-operative swelling and bruising can also be expected. It is recommended to sleep on your back with your back and head slightly elevated for several weeks of the operation, and you should avoid sudden movements and physical strain An analgesic can easily ease the discomfort connected to any possible pain in the treated area.
If you smoke, there will be prolonged healing. There can be swelling, discoloration and tightness of the skin for about two weeks. Insufficient post-operative care can result in post-operative bleeding, hematomas and infection of the wound as well as an imperfect effect of the surgery.
Back To Normal
It is possible to return to work and resume normal activities (including exercise) within six weeks of the operation.This is only under the conditions that there are no post-operative complications.
The effect is permanent.
Liposuction is also offered by us as a complementary treatment to other surgeries, such as tummy tuck, to perfect the final result of the operation. Liposuction can also be repeated after a recommended minimum period if necessary.