Liposuction Top 100 FAQ’s is provided to you Angelina Cooper an independent Cosmetic Surgery Consultant being sponsored by Cosmetic Harmony (CosmeticHarmony.com) – a medical tourism company that offers cosmetic surgery packages in Bogotá, Colombia for clients abroad. Cosmetic Harmony is pleased to provide you with an abundant amount of insight and information on Liposuction – including tips, suggestions, prices and recovery.
LIPOSUCTION SURGERY: PRIMARY QUESTIONS
1) What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery operation that helps sculpt the body by removing fat deposits from specific areas like the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, under chin, cheeks and neck. the fat is usually removed through a cannula (a hollow tube) and aspirator (a suction device). Liposuction is not a substitute for dieting and exercise, but it can remove stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods.
2) On what areas of the body can Liposuction be done?
Common locations for Liposuction include: the under chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
3) How much weight can you lose with Liposuction/Liposculpture?
The scope of Liposuction (Lipoplasty) is not the loss of weight, but the remodeling of the body. In the US, it is generally carried out on two well-defined areas and not on the entire body. In Countries like Colombia where plastic surgeons are not so restricted by insurance companies, Liposuction of the entire body is a common practice.
4) What is the difference between Liposuction, Liposculpture and Lipoaspiration?
Liposuction and Liposculpture are quasi synonyms, although they do have some differences as shown below.
Liposuction: is the removal of medium to large amounts of contour fat to reduce the peaks and mounds that portray a heavy and sloppy appearance. these include areas such as below the chin, upper arms, outer breasts, lower abdomen, flanks, hips, and thighs. Liposculpture: is the removal of small to medium amounts of fat in rather normal to full areas to sharpen features, accentuate the muscles beneath and create a more cut appearance in the neck, lower cheeks, upper abdomen, outer buttocks, calves, and ankles. some plastic surgeons refer to Liposculpture when the fat removed its use to refill sunken areas (Lipofilling or Lipostructure), to obtain a global remodeling of the areas to be treated.
5) What areas of the face and body are treatable with Liposuction?
Liposuction works best for areas of the face and body with stubborn fat deposits resistant to overall weight loss, such as the infamous “love handles.” the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, flanks, hips, upper arms, chin, jowels, and neck generally respond well. Liposuction can be performed consecutively on many different sites; in fact, many patients choose to have several body parts treated during the same day. Men and women may also choose Liposuction to reduce breast size (Gynocomastia), a procedure that results in less scarring than other types of plastic surgery.
6) Who are good candidates for Liposuction surgery?
these procedures are for anyone who cannot obtain the trim and properly contoured look with diet and exercise, possess good skin elasticity and are not looking to lose large volumes of weight. Patients who exceed their body weight by 30%-50% may only be candidates for limited fat removal because of safety concerns and should undergo these procedures in two or more stages. Patients who exceed their ideal weight well over 50% should seek other remedies for weight loss as an initial step and consult a physician experienced in weight management.
7) Is Liposculpture right for me?
If you’re thinking about Liposuction it is essential that you have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that, while Liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or those of others. so before you decide to have surgery, please think carefully about your expectations and do not hesitate to contact your plastic surgeon or Cosmetic Harmony for more information and a free consultation.
The best candidates for Liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. you should be physically healthy. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured.
8) What do I need to know before undergoing Liposuction?
During an initial consultation your plastic surgeon will evaluated your health, assess the condition of your skin, and discuss the options that are best for you. Issues to be discussed in detail will include body contouring methods that are appropriate for your particular situation, the effectiveness and safety of the procedure, and your expectations. once you have decided to undergo Liposuction, your plastic surgeon will give you the necessary information that you will need to prepare for the surgery.
9) I know there are different lipo procedures… But briefly, how is Liposuction performed?
In general, Liposuction procedures use small incisions in selected areas and with a high vacuum suction device attached to a small, stainless steel instrument called a cannula, remove fat cells. After the fat is removed, sutures (stitches) will be used to close the small incisions, followed by the application of a dressing and compression garment (girdle) to minimize the post-operative swelling.
10) What type of anesthesia is required when having Liposuction?
Various types of anesthesia can be used for Liposuction procedures. if a small of amount of fat is being removed from one or two areas, local anesthesia with a light sedative to make you feel drowsy and relaxed may be considered. when treating larger areas (3 or more), general anesthesia is typically used allowing you to be asleep during the procedure. Together, you and the surgeon will select the type of anesthesia that provides the safest and most effective level of comfort for your surgery. As a consideration, general anesthesia could be the better option as some patients feel a level of discomfort under local anesthesia.
11) What are the main risks and complications for Liposuction surgery?
Every surgical procedure has risks and Liposuction is no different, but the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons has recognized Liposuction as a safe and effective method of removing localized fat areas. the most common risks of Liposuction include infection, allergic reactions to anesthesia or to medications, friction burns, organ damage, fluid accumulation, blood clots, excessive fluid loss, and long healing time. the amount of fat being removed can increase the risks associated with Liposuction because more fat will require a prolonged surgery.
To minimize potential Liposuction side effects, risks, complications, or other problems, make sure you fully understand the procedures you wish to have done, and discuss your expectations and concerns with your physician. Minor Liposuction complications, problems, and general dissatisfaction can be minimized by fully understanding the risks and benefits associated with Liposuction and having realistic expectations. it is extremely important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who will clearly and thoroughly explain potential Liposuction side effects and risks. He or she should also have proper and extensive training, along with state-of-the-art facilities and a good standing in the field. Severe complications can be minimized by disclosing your entire medical history to your doctor and discussing all prescription and over-the-counter medications you take on a regular basis. Patients should be good candidates for Liposuction and fully understand what is involved in this procedure.
To maximize the success of Liposuction surgery and minimize the risk of complications, always follow your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions for surgical preparation and postoperative care. if you smoke, your cosmetic surgeon will advise you to stop two weeks prior to and following Liposuction surgery. you may also choose another avenue for fat removal. there are non-surgical Liposuction alternatives available to patients who are not good candidates for Liposuction or simply prefer other methods.
Possible Liposuction Problems
With any type of cosmetic surgery, including Liposuction, complications may arise, but they are rare. some dangers of Liposuction include infection, a reaction to the anesthesia, blood clotting, and fluid loss. Less severe Liposuction risks include bruises and scars, a numbing of the skin, and moderate problems such as changes in skin pigmentation. Liposuction complications may include:
Infection Extended healing time Allergic
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