Plastic surgery
Body contour

Liposuction

What is liposuction?

  • Liposuction is one of the most commonly used techniques in plastic surgery. Its aim is to eliminate excess fat, effectively and definitively. When it is performed all over the body, it is called “liposculpture”.
  • Lipodystrophy is the accumulation of fat in a particular site in the body. It most frequently occurs in the abdomen, buttocks, hips, knees, neck or chin.
  • Lipodystrophy is more common than you might think; the causes may be hereditary or hormonal.
  • In contrast, cellulitis is an alteration in the structure of more superficial fat and does not depend on the amount of fat accumulated. That is, a person may have cellulitis without much build-up of fat. The characteristic manifestation is the “orange peel” syndrome.
  • Before having liposuction in Barcelona or Maresme it is important to be clear about this distinction – liposuction combats lipodystrophy, not cellulitis (even though cellulitis may improve).

 Who can undergo liposuction?

    Liposuction is the technique of choice for people wishing to remove body fat deposits. Other excellent candidates are people who are at their ideal weight but have localized fat deposits that they want to remove in order to improve their figure and appearance.

Liposuction in Barcelona: What does the surgery involve, and what should I do after the operation?

    • In liposuction excess fat is removed from any part of the body by aspiration through cannulas, which are inserted under the skin through small incisions.
    • Depending on the extension of the areas to be treated, either local or general anaesthesia is used.
    • After the intervention you should:

    • Rest for the first 24 hours.
    • Do pressotherapy for six weeks.
    • Have lymphatic drainage for 6-8 weeks.

To guarantee the success of the operation, maintaining the quality of your skin is just as important as removing all the fat deposits. The postoperative recommendations should be followed very strictly.

What will I achieve with liposuction?

    • The results of the liposuction in Maresme or Barcelona are visible in the first month post-intervention, and stabilize within six months or so.
    • The goal of liposuction is not to lose weight but to improve your body contour. This technique offers proven results and is becoming increasingly popular. The fat removed does not reappear, because the fat cells stop reproducing at the end of puberty.
    • If liposuction is performed after the age of approximately sixteen, lipodystrophy will not reappear, as long as you follow a balanced diet and take regular exercise.
    Liposuction is the best way to improve your figure rapidly and easily.

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