«Despite dieting, I cannot lose my fat»
« My thighs are huge and flabby»
«I am a size 38 on top and a size 42 on the bottom»
Liposuction (or liposculpture, lipoplasty, lipomodelling, lipo-soft) is a very common procedure that can improve the appearance of a women or a man and contribute to developing their self-esteem. Most patients say that the intervention had a very positive effect on their life.
Fat is harvested from a part of your own body where it is in excess (hips, abdomen, thighs…). It is removed with a cannula: a hollow, sterile tube of a few millimetres in diameter is linked to a vacuum system that aspirates the surplus fat cells. The cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin, hidden in the natural skin folds. This technique allows the definitive removal of the annoying fat deposits and gives a slimmer and more harmonious silhouette.
Soft liposuction or «lipo-soft» is an old technique that uses a fine cannula linked to a syringe to aspirates the fat; it is often performed under local anaesthesia. All body regions can be remodelled, from the ankles to the neck.
Liposuction can be used alone or in association with another technique, such abdominoplasty or breast lift surgery.
Results depend essentially on the skin quality. Liposuction does not improve the orange peel appearance of the thigh skin. It is not a technique for losing weight, but only to improve the silhouette. Your surgeon will help you to determine whether liposuction is suitable for you.
To improve your silhouette, you should choose a soft liposuction.
[Nota bene: the photographs presented above are only for information purposes. They are the results of a previous intervention. They do not predict in any case a future result.]
Please, remember that only a consultation with a plastic surgeon can give you personalized information.
WHICH KIND OF EXAMS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE A LIPOSUCTION?
A blood test will be performed to assess your blood coagulation.
WILL I HAVE SCARS?
The sterile cannula is inserted under the skin through a small incision, hidden in the natural skin folds. Therefore, scars are very small (about 1 cm) and almost invisible.
HOW ABOUT THE RISK OF IRREGULARITIES OF THE SKIN SURFACE ("wavy appearance")?
With the new technique of skin smoothing from the interior, there is no danger of skin irregularities. During the intervention, the skin can be smoothened from the interior, which avoids all problems of skin irregularity and of “wavy appearance”.
WHAT KIND OF ANAESTHESIA WILL BE USED?
Anaesthesia can be general or local.
HOW LONG WILL A LIPOSUCTION TAKE?
Between 1 and 2 hours in function of the number of treated areas and the quantity of fat removed.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY AT THE CLINIC?
From few hours to overnight.
WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO WORK?
After one to ten days. However, you recovery time depends on the treated areas and the natural healing capacity of your body.
WILL I FEEL PAIN AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Pain is normally controlled by painkillers.
WHEN CAN I TAKE THE FIRST SHOWER AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
A shower is recommended already on the morning after the intervention.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR SPECIAL CLOTHING AFTER A LIPOSUCTION?
Yes, a special compression garment should be worn for ten days after the intervention; it can be taken off for showering.
MUST I STOP DOING SPORT?
All physical activities should be avoided for three weeks.
DO I HAVE TO MASSAGE THE TREATED AREAS OR PUT CREAMS AFTER A LIPOSUCTION?
A simple hydrating cream is recommended for few days after the intervention. Manual lymphatic drainages are recommended from the 7th day after the procedure and then cellu M6 («endermology») may be useful.
DO I HAVE TO STOP SMOKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE INTERVENTION?
Smoking can increase the risk of infection of the respiratory tract and can slow down the healing process. Smoking can also increase the risk of infection in the areas concerned by surgery. If you smoke, we will ask you to reduce or, preferably, to stop smoking in the weeks before and after the intervention.
WHAT IS A BRAZILIAN LIFT?
The Brazilian lift of the bottom or «Brazilian butt lift» consists in increasing the bottom volume by injection of your own fat. It allows remodelling the silhouette by removing the localized fat deposits that persist even after dieting. Therefore, it is two interventions in one: augmentation of the bottom volume and slimming down of abdomen and thighs.
This intervention will give you the round bottom you wanted. It is very frequently asked and it is replacing bottom implants because it gives very few complications.