Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
The ideal candidates to undergo liposuction are those people who have a relatively normal weight according to their constitution, with accumulations of fat in the abdomen and who seek to stylize their figure and improve their appearance either for health, self-esteem or to feel better with himself. Those who should not undergo this type of surgery are those who have already had another surgery in the abdominal area and have a weak blood supply, or those who suffer from lung or heart disease.
The liposuction operation / What is liposuction?
The location of abdominal fat is an important factor in predicting the success of abdominal liposuction, since we find it distributed on two levels: superficial fat (located just below the skin) and deep fat (inside the abdominal cavity, where there are the intestines). The latter cannot be removed by liposuction because it would be too dangerous, it can only be reduced through weight loss through diet and sports.
It is also important to remember that liposuction is not a cellulite treatment.
In most cases, abdominal liposuction can be performed without having to be admitted to the hospital, although depending on the extent of the liposuction it may be necessary to stay overnight. Local anesthesia and sedation can be used if liposuction is not very extensive. The duration is usually between one and three hours, but the time varies depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the surface to be treated.
Initially, a small incision is made, less than 1 cm, to be able to introduce serum with local anesthesia that helps liposuction to be less traumatic and painful. Once the area to be treated has been infiltrated, a cannula is inserted that emits ultrasound. VASER Lipo® technology; it allows to emulsify the fat facilitating its extraction and improving the retraction of the skin. Finally, a series of hollow cannulas connected to a vacuum system are introduced. The surgeon moves the cannula between the fatty deposits under the skin, breaking the fat and sucking it out. After reducing volumes and defining muscle contours such as the rectus abdominis and obliques, the incisions are closed with a stitch.
The bandage consists of a compression garment with different padded areas, with the aim of reducing posterior edema and possible bruising.