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Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Spain and also one of the most misunderstood. For example, many people still consider it a treatment to lose weight or eliminate cellulite, when it’s not true. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about liposuction.

Does the fat return after liposuction?
Does liposuction eliminate cellulite?
When do you see the liposuction results?
Does liposuction leave a scar?
Is liposuction performed under local or general anesthesia?
How much does liposuction cost?
What is the minimum age for liposuction?

Does the fat return after liposuction?

It is understandable that one of the first issues they wish to resolve is whether they will gain weight after liposuction. The fat we aspirate disappears forever. If we stay at our normal weight we will maintain the silhouette we have achieved. However, if we follow an unhealthy lifestyle our body will accumulate fat again.

If we get a little fatter, it’s likely there won’t be any significant changes. Fat will be distributed differently because there are fewer fat cells where we aspirate. On the other hand, if we gain a lot of weight, the body develops fat cells in any area of the body, including those we have treated.

Does liposuction eliminate cellulite?

Liposuction is not a treatment to eliminate cellulite or lose weight. Its objective is to eliminate lipodystrophy, i. e. fat accumulations under the skin in specific areas of the body. The most common is to aspirate fat in the abdomen, waist, hips and thighs. It can also complement other interventions such as abdominoplasty for a better result.

If you are overweight, you may want to check with a dietitian first or find out if bariatric surgery might be right for you. If you also have cellulite or orange peel, there are cosmetic medicine treatments that can complement liposuction to make your skin firmer.

When do you see the liposuction results?

The results of the liposuction are already visible from the day of the operation. Obviously they are not the definitive results because the wounds must be healed and there is swelling that lasts several days. In addition, the tissues need to adapt to changes, so we must wait about six months to appreciate the final result..

Does liposuction leave a scar?

When it comes to Cosmetic Surgery, scarring is an issue that is always present. Luckily, the liposuction techniques we currently use require small incisions of a few millimeters. We also carry them out in strategic areas so that they go completely unnoticed. So we can affirm that liposuction does not leave visible scars, over time will be very difficult to see marks..

Is liposuction performed under local or general anesthesia?

Liposuction is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation, so the patient remains awake and relaxed. General anesthesia is reserved for larger interventions that address several areas of the body.

How much does liposuction cost?

The price of liposuction will depend on the areas to be treated, from around 2000€. The price includes the fees of the Plastic Surgeon and his or her team, as well as those of the anaesthetist, the cost of the operating room, the hospitalization time and the post-operative follow-up.

The Social Security does not perform this type of intervention because it is considered an Aesthetic Surgery. Therefore the patient must assume all costs, the good thing is that nowadays it is quite easy to finance the payment in comfortable installments.

What is the minimum age for liposuction?

Age is not an obstacle to performing a liposuction, the minimum age would be the age of majority but there is no maximum age. The important thing is that the patient has good health and good skin quality. In the preoperative consultation we determine if the patient is a good candidate and what results we can obtain with this intervention.

In the case of women, pregnancy does not have to be an inconvenience. Maintaining a reasonable weight during pregnancy that does not exceed ten or twelve kilos will not alter the result of liposuction. After giving birth, you will be able to regain your normal weight and the silhouette achieved thanks to lipo.

If you come to the consultation with these frequently asked questions about liposuction, it will be much easier to understand what the plastic surgeon can do for you and we will gain time to resolve other more specific or complex questions. If you wish, you can now make an appointment with Dr. Juan Martínez Gutiérrez by calling 638-602-462.

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