Liposculpting is by far the most requested procedure in aesthetic surgery and consists of the removal of excess fat from different parts of the body such as hips, buttocks, knees, abdomen, chin, neck. It is now more correct to speak of three-dimensional liposculpting since the operation consists of a real three-dimensional body remodeling with the possibility of re-implantation of the removed fat in a harmonious way (lipofilling).
WHO SHOULD UNDERGO LIPOSCULPTING?
Liposculpting is recommended for all those who have localized fat deposits that cannot be eliminated with diet and physical exercise.
The procedure can be performed either under local, general or spinal anesthesia. Immediately prior to surgery the areas to be aspirated and the areas where it will be necessary to inject the fat (lipofilling) are drawn and marked. Liposculpting, even if performed under general anesthesia, always involves a local anesthetic injection in the area to be treated. Followed by the insertion of the cannula to proceed with lipoaspiration, through minimal skin incisions.
It is advisable not to take aspirin or other drugs that contain it for at least two weeks before the procedure in order to reduce the risk of bleeding. Blood tests as well as an electrocardiogram with a cardiology examination are indicated.
The patient can be discharged the same day or the day after the surgery depending on the extent of the performed liposculpting. Furthermore, the patient must wear a specific firm elastic bandage or stocking for a variable period of two to four weeks.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
The period of rest depends on the area that was treated. It is recommended to do manual lymphatic drainage sessions to promote the reabsorption of postoperative edema.
Haematomas, temporary alterations in sensation on the skin and subcutaneous irregularities are the possible complications related to this procedure.
RETURN TO SOCIAL LIFE
In general, the return to work is possible after two / three days while sports activities can be resumed after about 3 to 4 weeks.
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