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.
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:
- Identification of the adipose tissue (the target) from the remaining tissues such as small blood vessels and nerves.
- Fat dissolution with injection of special liquid, which also helps in minimising haemorrhage and preventing oedema
- Suction of increased fat volume without causing lesions on the surrounding tissues and vessels. Smooth skin and good healing.
- Injection of suctioned fat (purified) in deprived areas (such as nasomalar folds, buttocks, breasts etc).
- 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.
- Patient placed on operating table
- Application of antiseptic on surgical site
- Use of local anaesthesia & sedation
- Injection of local anaesthesia solution for haemostasis and lipolysis
- Fat removal with use of vaser equipment
- Local anaesthesia or sedation
- 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.