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Liposuction involves the removal of fat from areas with extended fat accumulation, in various parts of the body, such as: arms, back, abdomen, chest (in men), thighs, calves, neck, face, and nape.

The operation

There are two surgical techniques in liposuction: the classic and vaser liposuction. The classic liposuction is performed in cases of large fat accumulation over an extended area of the body. Vaser is an advanced technology that yields spectacular results. The most important advantages of Vaser liposuction are:

  1. Identification of the adipose tissue (the target) from the remaining tissues such as small blood vessels and nerves.
  2. Fat dissolution with injection of special liquid, which also helps in minimising haemorrhage and preventing oedema
  3. Suction of increased fat volume without causing lesions on the surrounding tissues and vessels. Smooth skin and good healing.
  4. Injection of suctioned fat (purified) in deprived areas (such as nasomalar folds, buttocks, breasts etc).
  5. Skin firming at the liposuction site, thanks to maximum production of collagen and fibroblasts growth with thermal energy emitted by the Vaser equipment.

The specialised plastic surgeon can therefore perform the fat removal process in such manner as to define muscles and give the patient chiselled abs which would otherwise require intense exercise and special diet.


  1. Patient placed on operating table
  2. Application of antiseptic on surgical site
  3. Use of local anaesthesia & sedation
  4. Injection of local anaesthesia solution for haemostasis and lipolysis
  5. Fat removal with use of vaser equipment
  6. Suturing


  1. Local anaesthesia or sedation
  2. Monitored Anaesthesia Care (Μ.Α.C. – combination of local anaesthesia and sedation): the most modern anaesthesia method in plastic surgery

Duration of surgery

1-2 hours (depending on the extent of the problem)

Stay in the clinic

Patient is discharged a few hours after surgery (same day) Discharged on the same day even if surgery is combined with other procedures (except abdominoplasty and full facelift)


The result of the procedure is visible even on the first day after the procedure. However, the final result can be seen one month after surgery, as oedema will only subside gradually. The vaser technique allows the production of fibroblasts as well as skin firming that continues up to 6 months after surgery.

Combination with other operations

Combination with other procedures is considered depending on the patient’s problems and wishes yet upon doctor’s advice.

Instructions after surgery

  • The patient may leave the clinic on the same day wearing his/her new compression garment which must remain in place for 3-4 weeks following the procedure.
  • The patient must be accompanied during his/her travel from the hospital to his/her residence.
  • The day after the operation he/she may take a shower without rubbing the incision sites. Gently dry the area with a clean towel.
  • On the eight day after the procedure, the patient must call in at the doctor’s for stitches removal and follow-up.
  • The presence of clear fluid at the incision site is normal on the first and second day following the operation and will gradually subside during the first week
  • If you need to take a painkiller you may take mefenamic acid, paracetamol or codeine-acetaminophen (but no acetylsalicylic acid) along with the medication scheme prescribed by your doctor.
  • A protein-rich diet in combination with fresh juice will help you heal faster.
  • Avoid standing up for long hours and restrain from long walks.
  • When lying down, keep your feet up, using two pillows.
  • For faster recovery, we advise you to undergo a few sessions of CoaxmedCRF treatment.



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What is the recovery time after surgery

Thanks to modern atraumatic techniques, the patient may soon resume daily activities without visible ecchymosis and oedemas. The patient is advised to refrain from intense exercise for the first three weeks after the procedure.

How painful is the liposuction procedure?

Liposuction is performed with the tumescent technique and appropriate technical equipment (very thin cannulas, advanced water-jet equipment (Body – Jet), etc.), causing minimum tissue trauma and thus allowing for a pain-free procedure and minimum post-operative pain (treatable with light painkillers such as paracetamol, mefenamic acid or codeine, – not acetylsalicylic acid).

Is there a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed during surgery?

If the surgeon is to strictly adhere to the rules of the liposuction technique with local anaesthesia (tumescent technique), both during and after the procedure, the amount of fat that can be removed from the patient in one operating session is up to 10 litres. The plastic surgeon’s experience and post-operative care at the hospital is of outmost importance.

Is the use of general anaesthesia necessary for this procedure?

Advances in medical technology allow the plastic surgeon to avoid the use of general anaesthesia in all liposuction procedures, regardless of the targeted area and the amount of fat to be removed.

Is liposuction a weight loss technique?

No, it is a body re-shaping method, used particularly on areas with stubborn fat such as the love handles, outer thighs, inner thighs, knees etc.

Is liposuction a permanent solution for handling stubborn fat?

After puberty, the human body looses its ability to produce new fat cells. Therefore, after fat cells are removed from a particular body area, they cannot be replaced with new ones. This means that the liposuction result in terms of body shape is permanent if the patient remains within a reasonable range of three to four kilos.

Can liposuction be combined with simultaneous autologous fat transfer to the same or other areas of the body to treat skin abnormalities or create curves?

When necessary, fat cells from the removed adipose tissue can be appropriately processed and used in several areas of the body to treat wrinkles (face), skin surface abnormalities (cellulite, boxcar scars), volume increase in specific areas (jaw line, chin, buttocks, calves, etc). Breast augmentation with use of fat cells from other areas of the body is currently in experimental stage and has to be evaluated for potential health risks. Also, transferred fat cells act as stem cells with extraordinary results in the site of application.

What is the difference between liposuction and liposculpture?

These are similar procedures. The only difference is that the term liposculpture is used in cases where liposuction is combined with fat implant or fat transfer.

Which is the best age for liposuction?

A patient may undergo liposuction after puberty and until the age of 65. Restrictions may apply only in cases of certain health conditions as well as in case of poor skin quality. In general, best results are achieved in younger patients whose skin elasticity has not deteriorated due to aging.