This surgery is performed when we want to harvest the fat tissue for fat transfer, or when we want to contour the body or remove the excess weight. Depending on what the aim is, different techniques are selected.
- Duration of the surgery:
Depending on the surgery, from one to several hours.
For smaller regions it is local infiltrative Anesthesia with analgo-sedation; for bigger regions it could be epidural or general anesthesia.
- Surgical procedure:
There are different techniques – for fat harvesting and fat transfer usually liposuction with syringes and small vacuum is used. There are: standard, UAL, ultrasound, laser liposuction. First the region on the body is infiltrated with physiological solution with adrenalin in order to diminish bleeding. The quantity of infiltration is different with various techniques liposuction could be performed on all parts of the body - chin, breasts, arms, legs, abdomen, back. The choice of the technique is in accordance with surgical skills and possibilities.
- Postoperative procedure:
Postoperative hospital stay is mandatory for bigger liposuctions. It is compulsory that the patient is in motion and wears garment for four weeks. Returning to regular activities could be possible in a week or two.
Swelling, hematoma, infection, fat embolism, thrombosis, bumps on the skin, wrinkled skin, hyper or hypo- pigmentation, blood loss.