A Guide to Plastic Operations
Do you exercise regularly, choose one reduction diet after another and still cannot get rid of the fat pads on your knees? Your organism may be simply coded to store the fat precisely in this part. Exercising and dieting is often not helpful much with such predispositions. Even extremely thin individuals often suffer from "thick" knees. Amazing results can be achieved with a short surgery using liposuction. Therefore, you lose the excess fat around your knees once and for all.
- ANAESTHESIA: Majority of procedures are done in general anesthesia due to comfort of the clients.
- THE DURATION OF THE SURGERY: 1 – 2 hours
- RECOVERY: 6-8 weeks
You will be taken care of directly by a plastic surgeon during the consultation
Choose a convenient date of the surgery at the Aesthevita plastic surgery clinic
You will go through the necessary medical examination before the procedure
Relax during your recovery so the wounds would heal well
WHAT TO START WITH BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Consultation is necessary
You can certainly already see yourself with nice knees, you envy others. The procedure is inevitably preceded by a pre-surgery consultation. You will be taken care of directly by a plastic surgeon (that means the most competent specialist) at the Aesthevita plastic surgery clinic. Ask questions about anything you are curious about. Among other things, you will get to know if it is enough for your figure to suck the fat out of your knees. It is not rare that this type of procedure is combined with liposuction of the inner thighs for the best overall effect.
Where exercise does not help, liposuction steps in
Each organism tends to store fat in certain body parts. Both men and women fight the accumulation of fat around the knees. In contrary to other part of the legs, the knees cannot be naturally shaped by exercising and strict dietary habits have almost no influence on them. While you are fighting this imperfection for years, the surgical removal of fat using liposuction takes only a few moments and removes the unattractive pads forever.
Right before the surgery
The date of the procedure is coming but before you step in to the operation room, you undergo a pre-surgery examination with blood sampling and an ECG. Patients aged over 60 undergo an x-ray of the lungs as well, for smokers the age limit is lowered to 50+.
WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THE HANDS OF A SURGEON
You almost won’t see the scars
The surgeon applies a special solution into the subcutaneous tissue at the very moment when the anaesthesia starts to work. Your subcutaneous fat will be dissolved better thanks to it and will be sucked out. The amount of the fat that is sucked out is usually about 200 ml (or less). The surgeon removes the fat from the body using a cannula connected to the device generating suction. That has a diameter of only a few millimetres and the scars remaining after the procedure will be of the same diameter. Stitching the wounds with absorbable sutures and application of a sterile bandage come at the end of the surgery.
Decide on the type of anaesthesia
The liposuction is performed under both local and general anaesthesia. The second option is more comfortable for the patients because there is no pain at all. If you decide on local anaesthesia anyway, take into account the fact that you will feel the pressure of the cannula through which the surgeon sucks the fat out.
How much fat does the surgeon suck out?
During the liposuction, the fat leaves the body together with blood. Therefore, the surgeon can suck out only a certain amount. When you solve a simple mathematical sum, the result will be clear. Calculate 1 % of your weight and multiply it by four or five. The result is the maximum amount of fat which can be sucked out during one liposuction procedure. Nevertheless, it is still true that the surgeon can suck out no more than 5 litres of fat during one surgery regardless the weight of the patient.
THE WAYS IN WHICH I CAN SUPPORT RECOVERY
Plan a week-long holiday
Take a rest in the week after the surgery. Proper relaxing is necessary for proper recovery. The bruises and swelling will gradually disappear within three weeks. You can get back to your sports after 6 weeks and do more physically demanding activities. Massage the treated area during your recovery. It significantly promotes the proper healing of the scarred subcutaneous tissue.
There is no way without the compression garment
Spend the six weeks after the surgery in the compression garment you leave the clinic in. Take it off only for a moment – for a shower for example. This special garment prevents creating more bruises and facilitates healing. More healing is necessary than it seems to after the liposuction. You will still be forced to wait for the desired figure for a while.
Tip: We recommend wearing and changing at least two compression garments in order for the wounds to be constantly in a clean environment. You can wash the clothes on a daily basis in the first days after the surgery.
The curves will gradually become visible
After the liposuction, swelling of the body can continue to subside even for several months. Do not be surprised if you have the impression that your knees are not as thin as you expected even after a few weeks. It will improve but it may not happen immediately after the last bruise disappears.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
The fat will not return to the treated areas
We are born with a certain number of fat cells. They behave according to our genetic predisposition and the care we provide to our body. Knee liposuction will get rid of the unattractive fat pads. The removed fat cells will not come back so the fat cannot be stored in the body parts treated during the liposuction procedure anymore.
The fat is not stored in the treated body parts after the liposuction but the body can handle it easily. It will find different body parts where it can store the fat, so the key to keeping your modelled figure is to think about your lifestyle. Compensate a sedentary occupation with regular exercises and cross out most of your bad dietary habits.
The price of the procedure is final, everything necessary is already calculated. It specifically includes the following:
- A consultation with the plastic surgeon
- Compressive postoperative halter garment
- The procedure itself
- A stay at the clinic after the surgery
- A package with postoperative care