Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries, aimed at changing the shape of certain parts of the body, creating a more beautiful and proportional silhouette by removing excess adipose tissue.
Liposuction is carried out on such areas as hips, arms (shoulders), sides, waist, back, chest and chin.
Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other plastic surgery, such as breast reduction, breast lift or abdomen (abdominoplasty).
At Dr Sherif’s Clinic, we are using an innovative method of liposuction called liposuction VASER. This is the latest achievement in the field of plastic surgery, based on the use of ultrasonic waves for the treatment of adipose tissue in certain parts of the body to achieve smoothness of the skin and reduce the period of rehabilitation after surgery. It also helps to significantly increase the elasticity of the skin. After a few weeks, the skin on the treated areas is tightened, becoming smooth and elastic.
Who may need a liposuction
Liposuction is recommended for non-smokers:
- with medium or slightly increased weight,
- with good health,
- with the concentration of excess adipose tissue in certain areas of the body,
- with good skin elasticity,
- with realistic ideas about the possibilities of plastic surgery.
Possible side effects after liposuction abroad
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- Blood clot formation
- Skin and nerve damage
- Excessive fluid loss
Preparation for liposuction
Stop taking medications such as aspirin and vitamin E, quit smoking.
Take the necessary blood tests and undergo a comprehensive heart diagnosis.
Do not drink or eat after the time prescribed by your doctor. Before going to the clinic, prepare comfortable shoes and casual clothes.
In the morning the day of surgery take a shower or bath as usual. Do not use creams or body lotions.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia or sedation by intravenous administration. Through a small incision, the surgeon introduces a special cannula that moves under the skin in different directions to dilute adipose tissue. The excess fat is pumped through a special vacuum tube connected to the cannula.
Within 48 hours after the surgery there may be swelling and bruising.
Swelling usually subsides after 7-10 days, the seams are removed a week after surgery.
In 90 % of patients, edema usually disappears completely after 4 weeks. Depending on the number of stitches, the swelling may last for 8-10 weeks.
The first significant improvement will come immediately after surgery. After 3 weeks, changes in the volume and silhouette of the body will become more pronounced, but the final result can be estimated only after 6 months.