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Liposuction
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Liposuction is a procedure which removes part of the subcutaneous adipose tissue, using blunt cannulae of varying diameters, depending on the quantity and depth of the tissue to be removed. It is not a weightloss treatment but a surgical procedure that remodels the body profile, and can or must be carried out after any necessary weightloss has aready been achieved. It can be carried out on many body areas – abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, ankles, under the chin etc. Under local anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic with medical sedation, or general anaesthetic, a liquid composed of saline solution, local anaesthetic and adrenaline is injected into the area to be treated. This facilitates suction of the adipose tissue and reduces bleeding. Incisions, a few millimetres long, are made in hidden areas or body folds; cannulae of varying diameters, connected to a suction pump, are inserted into the subcutaneous fat. The cannulae are moved back and forth at different depths in order to remove the excess fat uniformly and evenly. Liposuction may be combined with radiofrequency treatments to increase elasticity and improve the tone of the skin at the same time.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Surgical procedure
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
30 minutes – 3 hours, depending on the quantity of tissue to be removed
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
1
SIDE-EFFECTS(ALSO TEMPORARY)
Pain and swelling for several days, controllable with medication. In the first days after the procedure the treated areas are swollen and painful to touch, and may develop bruising (as though punched), sometimes quite widespread. Possible risks are haematoma (accumulation of blood that very rarely requires surgical drainage) and long-term swelling (which can be resolved with LPG or Velashape treatment). Although very rare, thromboembolisms have been noted, including lipid embolisms. This requires hospitalisation but thromboembolism is extremely rare if the lower limbs are mobilised early and if appropriate anticoagulant drugs are taken before and after the operation. Infections are very rare and controllable with medication. Pathological or keloidal scarring.
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
General
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
Avoid intense physical activity (including sexual) for 2 weeks after the procedure, avoid sunlight exposure, wear a compression girdle for 2-6 weeks after the procedure.
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
No anticoagulant or antiaggregant medications for at least 6 days before the procedure; stop smoking
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