Aspects that you need to know about liposuction

Written by: Dr. Rubén Fernández García-Guilarte
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Liposuction involves the removal of fat by cannula. This is the result of the connection of the cannula to a negative pressure, that is, to a suction force so that the fat is extracted.

Liposuction The cannula is a hollow cylinder in whose distal end has holes through which the fat is removed. These holes may be positioned differently and be of different thickness. Thus, depending on the liposuctioned area can use different types of cannulas, with different diameters, arrangement of holes in multiple ways, etc.

Liposuction is performed through an incision of 3 mm. through which we introduce the cannula, which will breaking and removing fat in each of the movements that take place with the same. It is very important to perform these steps in a well organized way and at the right level, so that the fat is removed evenly, avoiding long thick cannulas and high suction pressures.

According to experts in plastic surgery , not everyone can have liposuction done, only those who have a skin quality, ie having firmness and retraction capacity. This aspect is a priority for extracting fat that covered the skin has the ability to withdraw and give way to have provided through liposuction.


Types of Liposuction

There are two types of liposuction, each with its advantages and disadvantages:

  • Liposuction. It is that in addition to the negative pressure take sides other forces such as vibration, ultrasound or laser. Ultrasound and laser theoretically would provide a greater capacity for skin retraction, but now we know that what happens is that they generate a discrete inflammation in the skin for about two years giving that feeling, although post will be removed with the consequent increased risk depressions and / or irregularities.
  • Not assisted liposuction. It is one in which we serve alone a negative pressure. It is used by surgeons most internationally renowned for being the one that adjusts the result and have fewer complications.


Liposuction Results

Liposuction is performed in certain areas will post much lower appetite for fat because the number of fat cells and fat cells that remain in the same will be much lower.

The results of liposuction are permanent while the / the patient is not fattening.


Liposuction Risks

Liposuction has very few risks, however, if not done properly it can cause problems from irregularities caused by using very thick cannulas, aim at very high pressures or make too many passes repeated in the same area.

However, the most serious complication is the systemic vascular failure in shock for those tummy more than 5 liters that have been performed without an anesthetic, hospital and adequate fluid support.

Therefore, liposuction should always be done in a hospital, with the proper handling of liquid and anesthesia by an anesthesiologist and avoiding tummy more than 5 liters.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Rubén Fernández García-Guilarte

By Dr. Rubén Fernández García-Guilarte
Plastic surgery

Dr. García-Guilarte is a leading plastic surgeon. Currently, he has a private practice dedicated especially to facial cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction surgery, offering patients the most innovative techniques to achieve greater effectiveness and safety, the most natural results. His career makes him a doctor of first level, as has also participated in numerous conferences and symposia worldwide. His teaching vocation also puts you as the author of various national and international publications, including the two major journals in his specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (Am) and Journal of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (Eu).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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