Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, such as the:
- Calves and ankles
- Chest and back
- Hips and thighs
Types of the liposuction:
- Tumescent (or the classical one) involves the use of tumescent anesthetic and microcannula. The small cannulae form tunnels in the subcutaneous tissue and allow for more effective and less traumatic fat removal than the large cannulae.
- Ultrasound-assisted (UAL) This type of liposuction is sometimes used in conjunction with traditional liposuction. During UAL, the surgeon inserts a metal rod that emits ultrasonic energy under your skin. This ruptures the fat cell walls and breaks down the fat for easier removal. A new generation of UAL called VASER-assisted liposuction uses a device that may improve skin contouring and reduce the chance of skin injuries.
- Laser-assisted (LAL) This technique uses high-intensity laser light to break down fat for removal. During LAL, the plastic surgeon inserts a laser fiber through a small incision in the skin and emulsifies fat deposits. The fat is then removed via a cannula.
- Power-assisted (PAL) This type of liposuction uses a cannula that moves in a rapid back-and-forth motion. This spesific vibration allows the surgeon to pull out tough fat more easily and faster. PAL may sometimes cause less pain and swelling and can allow the surgeon to remove fat with more precision.
What type is used in the Adonis?
In the Adonis group of hospitals, the plastic surgeons use the classic method of liposuction as well as the super effective method and safe at the same time the vibratory liposuction uses a device that puts the suction cannula into vibration, reminiscent of a pneumatic hammer. It became possible due to the newest equipment Vibroft from Fage Medical – the leader of the sales in the USA and Brasil market. Cannula vibrations cause faster separation of fat cells from surrounding connective tissue structures, which increases the efficiency of suctioning and shortens the entire procedure. Vibrations also act sparingly on blood vessels and nerve fibers found in the subcutaneous tissue. All this reduces the side effects and a faster recovery after surgery.
Liposuction isn’t recommended for people, who have conditions that could complicate surgery, including:
- Restricted blood flow
- Coronary artery disease
- A weak immune system
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and might last up to several hours, depending on the extent of fat removal. You’ll stay overnight in the clinic so that medical personnel can monitor your recovery.
Possible complications that may be specific for the liposuction:
- Contour irregularities
- Fluid accumulation
- Internal puncture
- Fat embolism
- Kidney and heart problems
- Lidocaine toxicity
After the procedure
Expect some swelling and bruising after the procedure. You might need to wait a few days before returning to work and a few weeks before resuming your normal activities – including exercises. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to help control pain and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. You have also to wear tight compression garments for a few weeks, which help to reduce swelling. During this time, expect some contour irregularities as the remaining fat settles into position. You are allowed to take the garments off for brief periods of time to shower. Usually results are obvious right away, but over the following 8-12 weeks there will be continuous improvement as the swelling diminishes.
Within several months, expect the treated area to have a leaner appearance. Cellulite (dimpling) and other surface irregularities that were present before surgery will still be present afterward. The final results are visible in two months after the surgery when the swellings fade away.
Liposuction results are generally long lasting if you maintain your weight. If you gain weight after liposuction, your fat distribution might change.
Liposuction is a valuable contouring tool that can streamline your shape and eliminate stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. Improve your silhouette with one procedure, and enjoy the relatively fast recovery time.
Liposuction surgery can provide psychological, aesthetic, and personal benefits for the right candidate.