Liposuction, hydro- liposuction and lipo- sculpturing are terms for surgical method which are used to sculpt the body by suction of fat from some parts of the body. Typical accumulations which have negative impact on woman’s body are the abdominal wall, thighs, hips, area of riding trousers, internal part of the knee, upper arm and chin. Sometimes also liposuction of the area around the ankles is performed. Liposuction is not a method of weight loss and is therefore not recommended for persons whose weight is significantly above ideal.
The principle of the procedure is to first introduce liquid to facilitate the removal of fat tissue and diminish the bleeding. After that hollow tubes are used to remove excess fat in symmetric layers on both sides. After the procedure the skin is retracted to the new layer. In order to facilitate the retraction, the patient wears a bodice for a couple of weeks.
We have recently started to use the so called oscillating hollow tubes which enable the insertion of much thinner tubes so the recovery is much faster and the bruising is less expressed.
Liposuction with male patients
Accumulation of fat tissue may diminish the harmonious body image with men, particularly in the area of the waist, lower abdomen (love handles) and in the area of the chest (ginecomasty) (link to ginecomasty). The principle of the procedure as well as the post- operational course are the same as in liposuction for women.