A Guide to Plastic Operations
You no longer have to wear the size of the trousers you are ashamed to tell your friend about when you go shopping anymore. This procedure is a simple solution that gets rid of the excess fat in the problematic body parts for good. Its accumulation in certain body parts is influenced by changes in the metabolism as we age, by genetic predispositions and by lifestyle.
- 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
Two and more parts in one procedure
Write the date of your pre-surgery consultation into your calendar before the date of the procedure itself. You will be taken care of directly by a plastic surgeon at the Aesthevita plastic surgery clinic. He/she will make it clear whether it is enough to suck the fat out of one body part to model your figure or if the combination of liposuction of two or three body parts is needed.
Liposuction itself is not redemptive
Each organism tends to store fat in certain body parts. Women usually have their fat stored in the buttocks, the hips or the thighs. . On the other hand, men get bigger bellies and double chins and sometimes even hips. As time goes by, our metabolism is getting slower due to age and the amount of stored fat increases. Especially true when no proper lifestyle is set and for less active people.
Do not count on liposuction to help you to lose weight. This procedure aims at modelling the body and does not substitute a reduction diet and healthy lifestyle. Therefore, that part of the job is up to you but the liposuction can become your ally.
Right before the surgery
D-Day is getting closer. But before you step in to the operation room, you undergo a pre-surgery examination with blood sampling and an ECG. Clients 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
Scars as thin as the diameter of the cannula
The time is up, the procedure begins. 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. A thin cannula that is connected to a device generating suction has a diameter of only a few millimetres. And the scars that will be left after the procedure are of exactly 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
Liposuction is performed under both local and general anaesthesia. The second option is more comfortable for the patients, there is simply no pain at all. If you decide on local anaesthesia, take into account the fact that you will have to cope with 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. 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
Resting is essential
You should spend every day resting for at least a week right after the surgery. The bruises and swelling will gradually disappear within three weeks. The best thing to stimulate the proper functioning of the lymphatic system is going for walks. In approximately 6 weeks, you can return to the gym and other physically demanding activities. Massage the treated area during your recovery. It significantly promotes the proper healing of the scarred subcutaneous tissue.
Tip: If sitting on your buttocks is painful after the surgery, then use a soft pillow or an inflatable ring.
The tightest garment you have worn
You cannot live without a compression garment after the surgery. It does not matter that it is fairly unattractive. The important thing is that it helps your figure. The compression garment prevents creating more bruises and facilitates healing. More healing is necessary than it seems after the liposuction. Be patient for the desired curves.
The curves will gradually become noticeable
After the liposuction, swelling of the body can continue to subside even for several months. We do not try to discourage you with this information, it is actually good for you. The curves you are looking forward to when standing in front of the mirror every day are gradually being revealed. Although they won’t be visible immediately after the last bruise disappears or after you stop using the compression garment. Give it a few more weeks and you will be delighted.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
It needs your effort to keep the modelled figure
You may not know that we are born with a certain number of the fat cells. The fat cells behave depending on our genetic predisposition and on the care we provide to our body. Liposuction can get rid of the fat cells but it is not omnipotent. Stop with the old bad habits and change your lifestyle after the recovery.
Fat is not stored in the treated body parts after the liposuction. The fat cells are gone from there for good. However, the body cannot be fooled with this trick. It will find other body parts to store fat; therefore, self-control is necessary for the long-term effect of the liposuction. Evaluate your diet and how much you exercise. If you don’t like fitness centres, take longer walks, swim in summer and use the stairs instead of the elevator at work.
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