Liposuction or liposculpture is an intervention that consists in remodeling the body by eliminating that excess adipose localized in some areas and which causes dysmorphia, that is, an alteration of the body profile that disturbs the harmony of the lines.
It should be noted immediately that liposuction is not an intervention that serves to lose weight (for this reason it is necessary to observe a diet established by a dietician) but liposuction is an intervention that serves to reshape the body by removing that excess fat located especially in areas such as abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks and which benefits little or no reduction at all with diet and calorie restriction.
From a purely technical point of view, liposuction consists in making one or more small incisions through which the surgeon infiltrates a particular solution. Then, through very small cannulas (called microcannulas) now available to the most up-to-date surgeons, controlled aspiration of the adipose tissue is carried out and is removed until the desired quantity is reached.
Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction or liposculpture?
Virtually every patient can be a candidate for liposuction: in fact, almost no one can boast of having a body that does not need a small remodeling to soften or redraw a line or a profile.
The areas that most frequently need this intervention vary according to sex. In women, it is often the hips, thighs and buttocks that determine an alteration of the profile, whether it is modest or important; in men, however, the abdomen (the so-called “belly”!) and the hip area (the notorious “love handles” …!) often need remodeling to restore a flat profile to the male body. Often, even an accumulation of adipose tissue in the breasts, responsible for a false gynecomastia, invites the patient to consult a doctor to solve the problem.
Anesthesia for liposuction or liposculpture
Liposuction is an operation that can be performed at various levels and with different commitment on the part of the surgeon and the patient. A small liposuctioncan in fact be carried out on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, while a large liposuction, which involves several districts, involves general anesthesia with one day of hospitalization.
The postoperative course in liposuction or liposculpture
The postoperative periodis not painful at all and the only sensation that the patient can experience is that of a modest soreness in the treated area which subsides within 1-2 days.
After the surgery, the patient will have to wear a mildly compressive sheath on the area where the intervention was performed. After only 2-3 weeks after surgery, the patient will begin to appreciate the first results and will be able to resume his normal physical activity. At this point it will be very useful to observe some elementary rules of life such as a healthy physical activity conducted on a regular basis and to respect a balanced diet without overeating, harmful both to the body and to the spirit.
The final result will be achieved in the space of a few months, a period necessary to completely reabsorb the edema and have the skin adapt to the new reduced surface.
Any complications in liposuction or liposculpture
Unfortunately, liposuction is an operation that enjoys a bad reputation due to unpleasant events that occurred to some people who have undergone the operation. All this is due to the fact that liposuction is a highly requested intervention and some doctors with few scruples or with little experience have decided in the past to carry out the surgery themselves in inadequate facilities. This is to save a few euros, thus meeting your needs more than those of patients.
In reality, liposuction, when carried out in a suitable environment and entrusted to expert hands, is one of the safest interventions known to medicine. It falls into the category of interventions that can give great satisfaction to the surgeon who performs it, but, above all, to the patient who decides to undergo the surgery to achieve harmony in the body that gives beauty, balance and safety.