Liposuction is one of the most popular methods in cosmetic surgery. It owes it fame for being extremely successful. On top of that, this procedure can be done in almost every part of the body. With liposuction, you can lose up to 5 kilograms of body fat from regions like waist, buttocks, calf, and abdomen. Usually, it is very hard to lose fat from these regions, which is why so many people decide on liposuction.
How is it Done?
The surgery is performed through small incisions, about 2mm thick, through which thin cannulas go under the skin and into the lamellar layer of the fat. Cannulas will permanently disrupt the walls of fat cells so that the grease leaks and fat cells withered.
If the liposuction is performed on smaller regions, like areas around hips, for example, then local anesthesia is done and the patient can go home a few hours after the surgery. When it comes to larger regions, such as abdomen, the patient needs to be put in total anesthesia and should stay in the hospital for 2-3 days.
There are no limits to who can have a liposuction, although if we were to decide on who the best patient would be, then it’s a person between 30 and 50 with 10 to 15 kilograms over the recommended weight. Because liposuction can only help you with up to 5 kilograms of fat, patients with obesity problems might not find it useful.
Elderly patients is also a candidate. This procedure is very safe, so they have nothing to worry about their health. However, the problem can occur because their skin might not be able to shrink after the liposuction, so they might end up needing another surgery.
Results of Liposuction
The results of this operation are visible immediately and the best think that with healthy lifestyle, they can be permanent. If after the operation, you keep on paying attention to your diet and levels of exercise, you can be sure that fat won’t come back in that region.
Because the fat extracted with liposuction is of very high quality and contains a high amount of stem cells, the material can be used for other plastic surgeries. The fat can be used as wrinkle filer or to enhance some other facial feature, but it can also be used for filling the buttocks or calves, making them bigger.