Liposuction and Liposculpture are medical terms used to describe the surgical procedure that aims to remove localized fat in different areas of the body and its replacement in other areas (usually in the gluteal region) when appropriately indicated.
It is crucial that the patient understands that this is not a procedure to lose weight and if to improve the body contour, therefore it does not substitute a balanced diet or an adequate program of cardiovascular exercise and is not indicated to treat obesity or overweight.
Liposuction is performed using special cannulas with holes at its end, through small incisions and treats various areas of the body especially abdomen, back, flanks, legs, and arms.
The collected fat can be grafted (injected) into the gluteal region to increase the volume and improve its contour. However, this procedure must be studied for each specific case.
The time for carrying out this procedure ranges from 1 to 3 hours depending on the area to be treated, and its initial recovery process ranges from 7 to 15 days. The patient should wear a special girdle for at least 30 days and undergo drainage and massage after surgery to shorten the recovery time and optimize the final result.
Any surgical intervention presents a controlled risk of complications inherent in the anesthetic act and the procedure as such. However, all the relevant measures are taken to prevent them from occurring. Among the possible complications, we find seroma (accumulation of fluid under the skin), hematoma, hypersensitivity, edema, infection, thrombus formation, and scarring problems.
“Finally, remember that your health is also up to you, always follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid activities that compromise you such as smoking, drinking or ingesting any type of hallucinogenic substances.”