or lipoplasty, is a non-invasive procedure which removes excess fat deposits. It can be done most of the time under local or epidural anesthesia and consists of aspirating localized deposit of fat to remove them permanently. The fat aspirated is diet and exercise resistant and often hereditary. The liposuction is not a fix for obesity or a procedure to loose weight, it is a contouring procedure that defines and harmonizes the silhouette by removing unsightly bulges.
The areas for liposuction:
are the neck and lower face, the chest and the dorsal rolls, on the back under the bra, the arms, the belly, love handles, hips inner thighs, outer thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
There are different techniques for liposuction, the most popular is the tumescent technique. The tumescent technique, most widely used, consists by infiltrating in the fat fluid containing local anesthetic with adrenaline to obtain a tensed well-filled skin,
Dr Audi performs many types of liposuction, depending on each case , he will take into account if this a primary or a second liposuction, the presence of fibrotic areas, the necessity to do a liposuclpture and the presence of mild skin laxity. The most popular and the newest technology is the vaser liposuction, Where the fat is being emulsified by the ultrasound, this will permit to extract more fat in a more gentle way respecting the connective tissue attachment of the skin this will lead to quicker skin retraction and faster results.
consists by extracting the fat by a pneumatically or electrically driven reciprocating cannula doing a nutationnal movement. It gives superior results in redo or fibrotic areas, and it is great for sculpting areas .
The hidef vaser liposuction:
is used to get a six packs abdomen in men and women, it is one step further above the rest. Using the vaser liposuction, the fat layer is thinned at the level of the muscles inscriptions, showing them through the skin and giving a 6 packs abdomen The vaser-suctioned fat can be injected in the pectoralis muscles or buttocks.
Keep in mind that liposuction does not remove cellulite and cannot tighten loose skin. Your surgeon will be able to recommend other procedures to improve those conditions.
If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals. Your surgeon will evaluate you as a candidate for liposuction and clarify what liposuction can do for you. Understanding your goals and medical condition, both alternative and additional treatments may be considered (see related procedures).
The surgeon during your initial consultation will ask you to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved.
Take pictures of you, including 3D photos, especially if the areas to be treated are on your rear side (back, buttocks, or other areas). This will help your surgeon understand your expectations and determine if liposuction can achieve them.
Evaluate the elasticity of your skin and perform specific measurements to determine skin laxity. The ideal candidate for liposuction surgery has excellent skin tone/tissue elasticity with isolated areas of excess fat.
Discuss your ideal weight, realistic weight and current weight. He or she may suggest a weight loss program before surgery.
Immediately after your liposuction surgery:
The incisions where the doctor inserted the cannula may be leaky or drain fluids for several days. In some cases, the doctor may insert a drainage tube to drain fluid away from the wound.
You will wear special tight garments to keep your skin compressed. Your doctor will tell you how long to wear these, usually for weeks. Some doctors provide these garments but others will tell you where to purchase them before your surgery.
The first two weeks:
The first few days after surgery, you should rest quietly. Elevate the affected body part if possible. Remember, you must not take aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications. You will most likely wear a postsurgical garment; if it is too tight, notify your surgeon.
The first 48 hours after surgery, you will experience varying degrees of swelling and bruising. The swelling is maximal at 48 hours after surgery and mostly disappears within two to three weeks, but there may be slight residual swelling for up to four months. Bruising is normal and typically disappears within seven to ten days.
The results of liposuction surgery are technically permanent because fat cells have been removed. However, your body shape and contours might be affected by weight gain, aging, pregnancy, family genes and lifestyle factors.
It is crucial to maintain healthy habits and a stable weight to maintain liposuction results. Following liposuction, if you continue to eat excess calories, fat will no longer be stored in the cells that have been removed, but will be stored in other body areas.
There is no way to predict where your body will store new fat. What’s more, your surgeon will not remove all of the fat cells from your target area, so you could still increase the size of remaining fat cells in that area.
The basic message: keep your weight stable for a long lasting result.
Fortunately, significant complications from liposuction surgery are infrequent. Your specific risks will be discussed during your consultation.