In this section we approach various treatments, first liposuction, also known as liposculpture, and secondly the novel technique of lipofilling, that will always associated with liposuction.
Liposuction or Liposculpture
Liposuction is a surgical procedure which involves the removal and suction of localized fat deposits under the skin by a thin cannula which is inserted into the adipose tissue through a small incision of a couple of millimeters.
Liposuction or liposculpture allows us to practice this operation on arms, torso, abdomen, hips, buttocks, crotch, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, and even on the face, as discussed in the face and neck lift.
What is the procedure?
Liposuction is performed in an operating room, either in a clinic or hospital. Depending on the type of liposuction the patient can be discharged the same day, or you may need to spend several days in hospital.
Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, the surgeon will decide if sufficient local anesthesia with sedation, or if it is necessary to use general anesthesia. Intervention time also depends on the volume of work, it may be from thirty minutes to several hours.
First, it makes a small incision to insert a tube, with which the surgeon breaks the deposits of fat and removed through a vacuum system. As you lose fat and liquid fluids are delivered intravenously.
After the liposuction compression garments are placed to control the swelling and to help the skin to adapt to the new contour.
» I have pain after the operation?, You may feel pain after the operation, however, is easily controlled with analgesics. Furthermore, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. Treated areas may be swollen, bruised, and even with some loss of sensitivity, this is normal and will gradually disappear.
» Does the fat come back after surgery?, When performing liposuction / liposculpture we eliminate about 90% of fat cells in the treated area, making it difficult for you to return to recover the volume in that area . However, it is advisable to maintain a stable weight after surgery.
» When I can get back to work?, Unlike other surgery after liposuction is not necessary to rest, on the contrary, to speed recovery is recommended return to activity. What is really important is to use compression garments or belt for two or three weeks.
The lipofilling is a surgical technique that allows us to use our own fat cells, rich in fat, for re-injection into other areas where we want to bulk up. Thus, we can fill in areas of our body to remove wrinkles or to an increase in breast volume.
Naturally, the lipofilling always associated with liposuction, because first we need fat, we subsequently injected into another part of our body with the idea of providing correct volume or depressions of previous interventions.
How do lipofilling?
Usually fat is removed from areas where there is greater accumulation such as the abdomen or hips, and after treating it relocates to the area where we want to bulk up, either the face, breasts, etc..
This technique is very simple and it gives very natural results, since fat cells have the ability to regenerate themselves, so that fat cells grow and adapt to their new location. Also, being our own cells, they are perfectly suited to any area where it is injected and there is no risk of rejection of the graft body fat.
After a few weeks or months, a portion of the acquired volume will be reabsorbed by the body, so sometimes you need a second session lipofilling to obtain the desired volume. This technique can achieve a volume increase of the breasts without the need for prostheses, in some cases.