Liposuction aspiration

Written by: Dr. Sebastián Mir-Mir
Published: | Updated: 23/03/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Also called liposuction, liposculpture, lipomodelig ... liposuction by aspiration is a surgical technique in which through small incisions of 3 mm we aspirate and eliminate the accumulations of fat located in various areas of our body such as thighs, knees, abdomen, hips , arms, double chin, etc.

What method is used to perform liposuction by aspiration?

Aspiration liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia plus sedation, epidural or general anesthesia, depending on the areas to be aspirated and the patient's personality, and is practiced by infiltrating physiological saline, plus adrenaline to reduce bleeding, in the desired areas. introducing blunt tipped cannulas that break and suck the excess fat. These interventions should always be performed in Authorized Surgical Centers that present all types of guarantees and safety when performing liposuction.

What can I expect during the recovery process?

Aspiration liposuction is a relatively "annoying" operation, especially the first 48 hours. Does not require hospital stay, a few hours in the case of large liposuction areas. After liposuction, the patient must wear a girdle for three weeks, which will help during the process of disinflammation, undergo draining massage and practice some kind of gentle exercise.

What results can I expect from liposuction?

The results will depend above all on the absorption power of the liquids retained in the worked areas, the type of skin elasticity, the personal inflammation and the follow-up of the doctor's instructions. The results of liposuction by aspiration begin to be seen a week, the improvement will be evident the first weeks; then evolution will be slow. At three months we will be close to the final result, and it will not be until the year when we will see if the final result will be the desired one or we must perform some "retouching" to achieve it.

Does liposuction fat reappear?

No, if the appropriate weight is maintained, if not the increase in fat will be provided throughout the body, that is, if it is fattened, the liposuction area will also do so, although experience shows that in a lesser proportion.

Are there other liposuction techniques?

Yes, currently there is also the technique of liposuction by ultrasound and the technique of liposuction by laser or Lipolaser , a laser procedure of high precision and minimally invasive with which we aspire and eliminate the localized accumulations of fat in the same way as with traditional liposuction by aspiration.

Currently, liposuction in all its techniques remains, without doubt, the best treatment for the loss of body fat with excellent results, nothing comparable to those achieved with current equipment.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Sebastián Mir-Mir

By Dr. Sebastián Mir-Mir
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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