Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. It is a surgery procedure that removes fat from the problematic area. The procedure re-sculpts and shapes a certain part of the body, changing body contours and proportions. Liposuction is suitable for people in normal weight who have excess fat in certain parts of their body which is difficult to lose with training and dieting. It is definitely not suitable for overweight people to lose weight. Liposuction can give very good and long-term results. Before surgery medical examination will be carried out. Questions will be asked about illnesses suffered, medications used and allergies occurred, also about their habits of alcohol and tobacco consumption. All this will be taken into consideration while planning the procedure. The patient must also undergo blood tests and ECG.
Liposuction is performed in WAL-technique (Water-assisted liposuction) which is a new generation method where tissues are at first numbed with water jets to help loosen fat cells from connective tissue and remove them. WAL-liposuction has several advantages compared to normal liposuction. Water shower helps to remove the fat cells more gently. With this method it is possible to operate on larger areas with local anesthesia. After WAL-liposuction patients heal faster and damage to the tissue is significantly smaller. WAL-method gives a more even end result. Because the procedure is more delicate, the patient suffers less bruising, swelling and tenderness after WAL-liposuction. Healing is faster, the procedure is less dangerous and the end result is better.
How is the surgery performed?
When coming to hospital, the patient will be directed to a ward. Before the surgery the surgeon will tell the patient about the forthcoming surgery and its final result. The surgeon will also draw the incision lines on the patient’s skin. Depending on the extent of the operation, local or general anesthesia will be used. Firstly, small incisions up to 0.5 cm in length are made into the area treated and water jets are taken to the fat cells through them. The purpose of the water jet is to soften and numb the fat tissue. After that, fat cells are removed. The surgery is performed under the control of an anesthesiologist. The whole procedure takes one to three hours. After the surgery the patient will wake up under the control of an anesthesiologist and a nurse. The patient will be given painkillers, if necessary. The person will spend the first night after the surgery in hospital, where there is a nurse on duty 24-hours a day. Pains occur seldom after the surgery. These may occur in the incision area, they are usually short-term and can be relieved easily by common painkillers. The surgeon will examine the patient on the day after the operation and give recommendations for further care of the incision. Stitches will be removed after 7-10 days. This procedure is quick and painless.
After surgery you will have to take a one- to two-week sick leave, depending on the nature of your work. Sick-leave form will be issued by your General Practitioner (Family Doctor). Bodybuilding, aerobics and other sports, which may have an adverse effect on the recovery of the breasts, must be avoided for about a month. Lifting heavy things and strenuous physical work must be avoided. Swelling and bruising may occur after the surgery, but this will disappear within about three weeks. Final results will be visible in six months.