Liposuction is a procedure that aims to shape the body contour by removing the unnecessary fat from specific body areas – abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, arms, chin, neck.
The best candidates for liposuction
A good candidate has a realistic idea of what results he/she can achieve with liposuction. You should be aware that liposuction can significantly improve your appearance and your self-confidence, but not necessarily turn you into your ideal woman. Before you undergo this procedure you should be prepared to expect anything and to make a consultation to your doctor. Good candidates for liposuction are people who are physically healthy, with firm and elastic skin who have deposits of fat in certain areas. You should know that liposuction can be very dangerous procedure for people suffering from certain diseases – diabetes, heart and lung disease, poor circulation, or previous surgery at the place where it should be performed liposuction.
Planning the surgery
On your first medical examination, your doctor should assess your general physical condition, determine where is the largest accumulations of fat and your skin type. He/ she will explain the method of performing liposuction, which will be the best for you. You have to be honest to your doctor – tell him/her what are your expectations from the procedure, your surgeon should also be honest with you – to explain you the risks and possible outcomes.
Preparing for surgery
The doctor will give specific instructions what to eat, drink, what medications you take and what not to. If you get cold or develop an infection, especially a skin infection, your liposuction will be postponed.
Liposuction is relatively safe, provided the patient meets certain conditions and the surgeon uses proper technique. You should be aware that each surgery hide risks.
Although they are rare, there may be complications. Risk increases if processing large areas of the body. It is possible to develop infection, poor wound, getting the fat cells in the lung tissue ulceration, damage to vital organs and nerves, reaction to medication.
You will probably feel some fluid to leak from the holes in the skin. It is possible the doctor to prescribe you antibiotics in order to prevent infection. Do not expect to feel much better immediately after surgery. Although new techniques are significantly reduced postoperative discomfort, you still feel pain, there will be swelling temporary and hardening of tissues. Pain can be reduced with painkillers, which will notify your doctor. It is normal to feel irritable and depressed a few weeks after surgery, when once again regain their shape, these unpleasant sensations will disappear.