Written by: Dr. Pedro Fernández Conti
Edited by: Top Doctors®


In which cases is it appropriate to practice liposuction?

In all cases in which we have localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet and in an area where the skin is well enough to withstand the intervention without irregularities. Any good surgeon should be able to predict the state of the skin before the intervention and if you think that irregularities will appear in the postoperative period, you should never practice it.


Is liposuction a miraculous treatment?

Miracles in surgery do not exist. However liposuction is a tremendously decisive treatment and well indicated and performed has a very high patient satisfaction index. Not only from the physical point of view, with the elimination of fat deposits, but also from the psychological point of view with a great improvement in patients' self-esteem and even the correction or disappearance of certain complexes.

How is the surgery? Does it carry risks?

The risk of liposuction depends directly on the amount of fat that is sucked. In liposuction of moderate size, done under local anesthesia, in a walking way, with sedation, the risk is virtually zero. However, this risk is triggered as we inhale more fat and, in large liposuction in the style of what was done years ago under general or epidural anesthesia, that risk is significant. I believe that liposuction should not be done.


When are the results appreciated?

The loss of volume is visible immediately after the intervention. As the postoperative weeks pass, that loss is more noticeable. Approximately one month after the intervention, the volume loss is around 50%, increasing to 80% by two months, although it takes between six and eight months after the intervention to have a complete result.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pedro Fernández Conti
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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