Liposuction consists of the aspiration of the subcutaneous adipose tissue located in certain parts of the body (hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, etc.) This surgical technique is not considered a weight loss methodology, but is rather aimed at remodeling the body’s profile. This is also why liposuction is increasingly called liposculpture: the elimination of body fat obviously causes a loss of weight, but the extraordinary final effect is a reshaped body, a reduced waistline and a general healthier and more beautiful appearance.
How is liposuction performed?
Liposuction surgery is performed in the operating room under local anaesthesia with sedation. Through the use of a microcannula it is possible to aspirate the desired quantity of fat, having previously been evaluated during the consultation phase. The cannula works by making small cutaneous micro-incisions which will leave almost invisible scarring. The duration of the operation is about 40 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area to be treated. The professionals of the Basoccu Clinic are available to provide advice and evaluate the type of intervention required together with the patient, illustrating the procedures that will be used.
Areas that can be treated with liposuction
With liposuction it is possible to treat different parts of the body:
- Neck: reduces excess fat cells placed in the lower part of the chin, accumulations that cause the unsightly double chin. Neck liposuction is also used to solve cases of roncopathy (chronic nocturnal snoring): the operation eliminates the excess co-responsible fat that is the cause.
- Mammary region: an ancillary technique during mammary or secondary reductions, allowing the remodeling of areas with excess of adiposity at the axillary level. This technique is also used in men to correct gynecomastia, i.e. the presence of fat in the pectoral region.
- Abdomen: the only localised liposuction, especially in the lower quadrants, it improves the body profile and reduces the waistline. It is particularly indicated in subjects with good skin elasticity without excess skin.
- Hips and buttocks: this is the region where liposculpture is most active. The intervention allows you to remodel and sculpt the volume, improving the proportion between the upper part of the bust and the pelvis. These interventions are often associated as liposuction of the buttocks often also involves liposuction of the hips and lower back.
In addition to these sites, liposculpture is also feasible in other areas: they can benefit from the intervention, for example: the arms, knees, legs and ankles, all of which bring excellent results.
The results of liposuction
The result is generally visible straight away and can further improve in the following months. The removed fat does not regenerate. As already stated at the top of the page, with liposculpture you do not lose pounds, but significantly improve the silhouette and body volume, which finds new harmonious proportions. After the operation the patient will wear a flexible elastic sheath which will allow the operated areas to reshape in complete safety. Moreover, cycles of manual lymphatic drainage and pressure therapy are advisable as they are also useful for speeding up the healing time. In principle, the patient can resume normal activities within a week, although always subject to authorisation and control by the surgeon.