A Guide to Plastic Operations
With radiofrequency liposuction, you can say goodbye to the unattractive fat pads on the abdomen and have the desired body shape modelled by professionals according to your fantasies. It does not only reduce the excess fat but it also fights cellulite with visible effects. The modern way of liposuction with BodyTite differs from the usual liposuction because it is gentler and has a greater impact on smoothing the skin using a combination of radiofrequency energy (RFAL).
- ANAESTHESIA: Majority of procedures are done in general anesthesia due to comfort of the clients.
- THE DURATION OF THE SURGERY: 1 – 2 hours
- RECOVERY: 4-6 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
Sometimes, combining is a must
When you decide on BodyTite liposuction, you are heading towards modelling your figure. A pre-surgery consultation with a surgeon precedes every procedure at the Aesthevita clinic. You will tell him/her what you wish to change about your body and he/she will provide you with the entire plan of the procedure. It may happen that the surgeon recommends you to suck the fat out of two or three body parts to achieve a better final result.
The result for men with a typical “beer” belly does not have to be so striking. The fat is not stored in the subcutaneous tissue but around the internal organs for many of them. It cannot be sucked out by the surgeon from there. This may also be the subject of pre-surgery consultation.
Do not only rely on liposuction
Do you think you have tried everything but abdomen fat is still there? The dispositions for the parts where your body stores the subcutaneous fat are genetic. Women usually suffer from bigger buttocks, fat in the hips and in the thighs. But larger fat gain around the abdomen area is no exception. In the case of men, the most susceptible body part is precisely the abdomen, then back and double chin. The metabolism is getting slower with age and the amount of stored fat increases. There is one ally – liposuction.
Right before the procedure
While you are impatiently counting the last days left until the date of the surgery, you will undergo a pre-surgery examination with blood sampling and an ECG. The patients aged over 50 undergo an x-ray of the lungs as well, for smokers the age limit is set at 40+.
WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THE HANDS OF A SURGEON
Almost no scarring
Sucking the fat out during the process of liposuction BodyTite is performed by very thin cannulas which do not leave profound bruises. Radiofrequency energy effectively dissolves redundant fat and its subsequent sucking is less traumatic for the body. At the same time, this energy has a very positive effect on smoothing the skin with cellulite thanks to warming the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. Moreover, it minimizes the creation of post-surgery haematomas and bruises. Stitching the wounds with absorbable sutures and applying a sterile bandage come at the end of the surgery.
Choose the type of anaesthesia conscientiously
The liposuction is performed under both local and general anaesthesia. The second option is more comfortable for the patients – it is painless which will be particularly appreciated by men. Did you choose local anaesthesia anyway? Then take into account 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 of it. 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
Take a rest
The tumescent liposuction in combination with radiofrequency energy is less demanding for the patient and the process of recovery is faster than for conventional liposuction. But resting is still necessary shortly after the procedure and some bruises and swelling may appear. After you spend a week resting, you can return to your normal activities. You will be able to do sports and other physically demanding activities approximately 4 weeks after the surgery.
Tight garment that heals
You will be accompanied all the time by a compression garment for six weeks after the surgery. Take it off only for a moment – for a shower for example. It prevents creating more bruises and facilitates healing. When the scabs disappear from your scars, you can start with gentle pressure massage. It will ensure the scars remain elastic and it will significantly help their healing.
The desired curves will become visible gradually
The body gradually gets into shape after the surgery. Do not be surprised if you have the impression that your arms have not been reduced as you expected even after a few weeks. It will improve but it may not happen until the last bruise disappears.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
Change your habits
The fat cells behave according to our genetic predisposition and the way we look after our body. Liposuction can get rid of the fat cells but it is not omnipotent. Set yourself a resolution that you will not slip back into the old bad habits and you will change your lifestyle after recovery. This way you will keep your modelled figure.
The fat is no longer stored in the treated areas after the liposuction. The fat cells are gone from there forever. However, the body cannot be fooled so easily. It will find other areas to store fat; therefore, your effort is necessary for the long-term effect of the liposuction. Evaluate your diet and how much you exercise. Even small things count – go for a walk and walk the stairs instead of using the elevator on the way home or to 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 package with postoperative care