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Liposuction

Liposuction BRIEFLY

procedure time

1 - 3 hours

Anesthesia

Local or Sedation ( General )

hospital stay

3 - 12 hours

time off work

5 - 7 days

Depending on the extent of the problem, the operation is performed either under local or general anesthesia. Firstly, a special solution is injected in the treated area in order to facilitate the fat removal and minimize bleeding. Aspiration of adipose tissue is then performed with special cannulas that are inserted through small skin incisions. These incisions are barely visible some time after surgery.

The patient may remain in the clinic overnight, depending on the extent of the procedure. Bruising and swelling that is present after the procedure subside gradually. Return to work is suggested after 7-10 days. A special garment is worn for 4-6 weeks.

I have decided to lose weight. Should I begin with liposuction?

It is crucial to note that liposuction is not a weight loss method. The ideal candidate for this operation has normal weight and locally accumulated fat in specific body areas and normal skin texture.

What is fat grafting? When is this method used?

Fat grafting is the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. It has both aesthetic and reconstructive applications. It consists of surgical fat removal from specific areas of the body in which it appears in excess, similarly to liposuction. After being specially treated, this fat is then placed in the desired area. This method is applied in breast and buttock enlargement, improvement of skin folds and wrinkles and correction of traumatic and postoperative deformities.

Before & after photos

liposuction love handles
Liposuction of back and love handles. Pictures before and two months post-op.
Neck liposuction
Face contour enhancement with neck liposuction, before and one month after surgery.

Liposuction BRIEFLY

Duration of surgery

1-3 hours

Anesthesia

Local (rarely General)

Stay at the clinic

Some hours

Return to work

5 - 7 days

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