7 May 2020
We always receive many questions from our customers, so we asked Dr. Cipriani to explain the most common doubts regarding…
Liposuction —introduced by Fischer and Illouz in the 70s— is still one of the most-requested plastic surgeries today.
The etymology derives from the Greek lipo (fat) and from the Latin suctio (suction).
As the term suggests, this technique aims to reduce localized fat deposits in various anatomical areas, shaping and ensuring an aesthetically-harmonious appearance while respecting the anatomy. It is frequently used to improve body profiles.
With the advancement of the techniques, it has been possible to drastically reduce the complications associated with this type of intervention.
To date, one of the most-widely-used techniques is “tumescent” liposuction, which uses a blend —described for the first time by Klein, from whom it inherited the name— containing physiological solution, epinephrine and local anaesthetic. This method allows a significant reduction in intraoperative bleeding, oedemas (swelling) and ecchymosis (bruising) after the surgery.
This surgery is especially indicated for patients with localized fat accumulations. The most treated regions, which benefit the most from this technique, are:
Upper and lower limbs
WHAT KIND OF SURGERY IS IT?
Depending on the areas to be treated, the amount of fat tissue to be removed and the patient’s clinical characteristics, liposuction can be performed under assisted local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.
After an infiltration of Klein’s solution or similar in the subcutaneous tissue, millimetre incisions are made near the areas to be treated and in easily concealable points (i.e. except in case of complications, scarring will be negligible). Thin cannulas are introduced through these incisions to remove excess fat accumulations with an aspirator.
The surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis ensuring a quick return to social and work-related activities.
IS LIPOSUCTION PAINFUL?
As with many other interventions, the pain after undergoing a liposuction varies from person to person. However, it is not a particularly painful surgery, and in the first days painkillers can be used to increase comfort in the postoperative recovery.
WHAT DOES THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD ENTAILS?
In order to prevent the formation of bruises, swelling and to ensure an excellent aesthetic result, an elastic-compression garment is applied after the surgery and is to be worn 24/7 for 30 days. During this period, it is necessary to refrain from physical efforts and from sports activities.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Duration is closely correlated with the patient’s lifestyle. A balanced diet combined with physical exercise guarantees lasting and stable results over time.
Laser lipolysis (or laser lipo) marked a revolution in cosmetic surgery. It is a minimally-invasive laser-assisted liposculpture technique, a completely revolutionary concept to remove fat tissue. It is carried out by selectively applying laser energy, which is conveyed through a microcannula with a 1-mm diameter.
This method is indicated in cases where there is significant skin laxity that would worsen after a simple liposuction. As already mentioned, in fact, the goal of laser lipo is not only the removal of fat but also the recompaction of the treated tissue, while greatly improving the surface homogeneity of the skin, and even boosting the results of standard liposuction in selected cases.
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