Liposuction is a surgical procedure that has experienced multiple
refinements over the last several years sometimes called Liposculpture,
Lipoplasty. or Liposelection.
When liposuction is considered, our first thought is
to objectively determine how much fat needs to be removed. This allows
a properly planned surgery in terms of anesthesia, fluid replacement,
and medications. During the procedure a certain finesse is required
for a clear visualization of the desired outcome and a complete awareness
of how much subcutaneous tissue is left behind. Therefore, just how
much is suctioned is not the only consideration.
The tumescent technique is used; at times wet or super wet
technique is used. All involve injecting fluid
to distend the area to be treated. The fluid facilitates the aspiration,
increases accuracy, decreases bleeding to negligible amounts and
enhances the patient's comfort during and after the surgery. The
has allowed the development of a formula that enables accurate evaluation
of the excess fat removed, thereby achieving good symmetry and a
most satisfying outcome. Recovery time varies according to the extent
of the areas treated, and the patient's general health. Many of our
patients have been able to go back to work the very next day. This
type of surgery has been most rewarding for our patients with great
satisfaction as to the results achieved.
Liposuction requires a good knowledge of the anatomy because of
the various areas that can be treated: thighs, abdomen,
calves, arms, breasts, face, etc. Due to the magnitude of fluids
administered and aspirated, a physician with a good surgical background
to make it a safe procedure. Because it is a procedure that involves
alteration in shape and form ("Plasticos" in Greek), Plastic
Surgeons are the true natural experts.