It reduces volume
Liposuction is a technique designed to eliminate accumulations of fat that render the corporal shape of patient unsightly and which cannot be eliminated through diet or exercise. Fat most commonly tends to accumulate on the abdomen, thighs, hips, knees, ankles, arms, certain parts of the back and the face.
The quality of the skin is an important condition for achieving a good result: after the fat is extracted, it is important that the skin retracts to leave a harmonic contour.
It is a technique that has improved greatly in recent years, using the latest generation liposuction devices to remove fat and retracting the skin, which was not possible before.
Use your own fat
Fat has a very important role because it can be transplanted to any area of the body that needs it without being reabsorbed, such as the face, breasts, gluteal muscles and legs, all by means of a prior purification of the fat. This technique is called lipofilling, or fat transplantation, and is currently used in most aesthetic body remodeling procedures.
Liposuction is performed using local anesthetic and sedation and, if the procedure is not too extensive, the patient can go home the same day. The recovery period is much shorter than previously, because we help with the use of a compression band and lymphatic drainage massage. While the results can be seen in the short-term, the final result will not be apparent until the second or third month, when the loss of volume and the (final) shape of the body is more apparent.
Along with breast augmentation, liposuction is one of the most widely-practised cosmetic surgery procedures due to its excellent results.
Real-life cases - Dr. Perez de la Romana
Before-and-after photographs of real-life cases of liposuction and fat transplants
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After liposuction can I get fat again?
Not in areas from fat has been removed, but in areas where liposuction was not performed fat could accumulate if you do not continue to follow a good diet.
How much weight will I lose?
Liposuction is not a technique to lose weight, but rather to eliminate fatty accumulations in certain areas of the body and therefore to reshape the figure. However, after the procedure the patient can lose the odd kilo.
How long does it take for the inflammation to subside?
After liposuction, there tends to be slight swelling in the areas treated. For this reason, we recommend using a compression band for a month and lymphatic drainage massage (CDM) throughout the period of recovery, reducing the length of the post-operative period.
What type of anesthetic is used?
In the case of minor liposuction procedures or liposuction for a small area, local anesthetic and sedation are used. With liposuction procedures for a bery large area or when we combine liposuction with another technique such as abdominoplasty, an epidural or general anesthetic can be used.
Should I remain at the clinic after the procedure?
In all procedures, we attempt to offer our patients the safest environment and, except in the case of minor liposuction procedures (which we perform on an outpatient basis, when patients go home two or three hours after the procedure), our patients generally remain in hospital for 24 hours.
How long do I have to take off work?
Depending on the extent of the liposuction and the type of work of the patient the patient will be able to return to work after three days, or after a week if the liposuction is extensive.
When will I be able to resume sporting activities?
Usually, the patient wears a compression band for a month after liposuction. The patient can then resume their sporting activities once this period has ended.