Plastic surgery: liposuction


Plastic surgery: liposuction

Sometimes, despite food and physical efforts of several years, the expected results are still not up to par. This is the case when the overweight was important or when this state remained too long: the tissues are loose and the skin is distended.

Sometimes, after all the efforts of the world, there is still a disgraceful surplus located. Surgery nowadays offers an exceptional alternative to localized imperfections: Liposuction.

Liposuction (or liposuction) technique “tumescent” is a safe procedure, and it remains the best way to eliminate localized excess fat.

This permanent removal of excess fat is a common procedure in cosmetic surgery. The procedure has become very popular thanks to its accuracy, security and quick recovery.

General anesthesia is never necessary.However, intravenous sedation is used when treatment of multiple areas is needed. Local anesthesia is recommended for single zone liposuction. The sedation used depends on your wishes and the type of procedure.

WHAT DOES A “SOFT-JET” OR “TUMESCENT” LIPOSUCCION MEAN?

Modern liposuction, also known as “soft-jet” or “tumescent” liposuction, is a method of injecting a large quantity of serum into the fat of the area to be treated in order to inflate the tissues. The injected serum numbs the area to be treated and reduces bleeding. This technique consists in introducing, by very small incisions (3mm) made in the skin, very thin cannulas, connected to a vacuum cleaner at low pressure. Practiced by a doctor, this process is likely to suck and eliminate with great accurately the excess fat. Liposuction “SOFT-JET or” TUMESCENT “is much less aggressive than traditional liposuction or liposuction Ultrasound. Blues, if there are any, disappear within two weeks after the procedure

The risk of having irregularities is lower. The doctor works more efficiently, and can suck a larger amount of fat, more evenly, without taking additional risks.

LIPOFILLING – LIPOSTRUCTURE

The fat can be eliminated but can also be transplanted in areas where the fat is insufficient.

The silhouette is often harmonized, not only with the elimination of excess fat, but also by the filling of hollows, folds and deep wrinkles. The transplanted fat cells give extra volume to the treated area.

LIPOFILLING: this is a procedure that involves extracting fat cells from one area and transplanting them into another. But beware, the substance extracted is not only made of intact fat cells, so a part can degrade. Secondary treatment may be necessary.

LIPOSTRUCTURE: The removal of fat cells is done in the same way, but the extracted substance is purified before being reinjected. Only intact, living cells are transplanted. That’s why the result is more accurate. Over time, the result can be degraded with smoking or advancing age.

However, even this technique with filtration of liposapaired fat remains to be taken with great care. Widely used in the USA, lipo-aspirate extract fat deposits are reinjected into the breasts to increase their volume.

“In a fat transplant procedure, liposuction fat is filtered and sterilized to minimize infections.

Following this process, the patient’s fat is then injected into the area needing to be strengthened.While the procedure has been traditionally used for improvements and adjustments to the faces and hands, its recent use of breast augmentation has raised concern among some surgeons.

The companies warn that there is little clinical investigation demonstrating the safety of fat transplantation, but argue that breast augmentation is safer or more suitable than the use of saline or silicone breast implants.

They also warn that long-term complications, such as scarring or calcification of tissue, may mask or prevent breast cancer screening during self-examination, mammography, ultrasound or MRI.

BIO-ALCAMID: May be a good alternative to lipofilling or lipostructure. Bio-Alcamid. is a hydrogel (97% water and 3% poly-alchylimide) which after being injected forms a soft-touch implant in the treated area. The Bio-Alcamid implant is well tolerated by the body.

QUELLES SONT LES ZONES QUI PEUVENT ÊTRE TRAITÉES AVEC LA LIPOSUCCION?

In general, liposuction can be performed on all areas where there is excess fat. The most commonly treated areas are: neck, arms, hips ‘love handles’, thighs, breeches, inner side of knees, belly (lower abdomen), and the stomach.

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1. armpits

2. arms

3. stomach

4. belly

5. pubis

6. love handles

7. breeches

8. inner thighs

9. before thighs

10. inside the knees

11. calf

Liposuction for the treatment of girls’ breasts

Liposuction is also used for breast surgery. Young girls who develop too much breasts may use liposuction to slow the growth of the mammary glands. This treatment avoids the operation of reducing the chest, and therefore scars.

LIPOSUCCION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MASCULINE BREAST

Men who develop breast can also be treated with liposuction to remove fat.

Often liposuction of the male chest is combined with gynecomastia to remove the mammary glands.

THE LIPOSUCCION FOR A FLAT BELL?

If you have an accumulation of fat in the belly area and your skin is still elastic, liposuction is perfect for getting a flat stomach. ABDOMINAL MUSCLE CORRECTION: Belly correction with liposuction may be combined with abdominal tightening under abdominal muscle endoscopy. During the same procedure, the abdominal muscles can be stretched. Small incisions of 1 to 2 centimeters are hidden in the pubic hair and in the navel. With the same method, the surgeon is also able to refine the size. ABDOMINAL PLASTY: If your skin has lost its elasticity, a correction of the belly fold may be necessary. Then the excess skin is removed and gives way to a scar. The muscles can also be stretched during this procedure. If the cause is an internal distension, health measures can be taken to solve the problem. It requires a change of diet and we have a program of personalized diets to help you.

FOR WHICH LIPOSUCCION IS COUNTER-INDICATED?

For overweight generalized and diffuse. If you are too coated, it is recommended to follow a serious diet program under medical supervision. If diets are not effective, the stomach may initially be tightened under endoscopy.

Edema: Fluid accumulation is often the cause of swollen legs. In this case, liposuction is not effective. Edema is not treated by liposuction.

PREPARATION AND POSTOPERATIVE CARE

During the consultation, the doctor can prescribe vitamin supplements to help you recover quickly. Patients are asked to arrive fasting on the day of the procedure.

After the procedure, the treated area is immediately wrapped with an elastic bandage. It is important that this dressing is custom-tailored to be ready at the time of the procedure.

In general, you can go home the same day. However, it is possible that in the early days, pink fluid flows will occur. An alèze can protect your mattress for the first nights.

The pain, after the intervention, varies according to the individuals. But in general, for most patients, liposuction is a mild procedure.

The special anesthetic used during the procedure has a full day effect. After the procedure, the muscles and tissues can be rather stiff. Bandage clothing (eg a panty) is worn from ten days to six weeks. The duration varies according to the case of each patient.

HOW LONG IS TIME FOR A GOOD RECOVERY?

A few days of rest are recommended, although many patients resume their activities the next day. After a few days, you find your complete mobility. It is possible to swim after 5 days. For other sports it is best to wait two weeks after the procedure. Small discomfort may occur such as local numbness or hardening of the dermis. These usually disappear within four months. Postoperative massage and lymphatic drainage may be helpful.

ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?

Yes.During puberty the body produces fat cells. However, in adulthood this production stops. The swelling of fat cells can occur because of poor eating habits. Diets help reduce fat mass while liposuction removes fat cells. The fat cells can not multiply after puberty. Liposuction can therefore permanently reduce the amount of fat since it consists in eliminating part of the fat cells!