A Guide to Plastic Operations
In the past, the curves of Venus of Dolní Věstonice were a symbol of femininity. Those times are gone, and today's beauty ideal is quite different. Some accumlated fat deposits are hard to lose even in the gym, and the hips are a typical example of this. Liposuction has become a popular and accessible way to permanently get rid of excess fat in problem areas. Modern VASER Lipo ultrasonic liposuction helps to effectively solve this problem.
- 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
The procedures can be combined
If you are interested in ultrasonic liposuction, there is nothing preventing you from having a preoperative consultation. At the Aesthevita clinic you will receive a consultation by a plastic surgeon. Show him which areas bother you the most. The doctor will then tell you if he would remove fat from only one area or a combination of two or three areas for an even better effect.
Liposuction is not omnipotent
Each body tends to store fat in certain areas - this is affected by genetics, age and lifestyle. Women usually store fat in their buttocks, hips and thighs. Men grow "beer" bellies and a double chin, and in some cases they also store fat in their hip area. As time flies by, our metabolism slows down as we get older, and we begin storing more fat, especially without a reasonable lifestyle combined with a sedentary job.
It is important to realize that liposuction is not a method of weight loss. This procedure is designed to shape the figure, it does not replace a healthy diet and lifestyle. Part of the work is therefore up to you, but liposuction will become your strong ally.
Right before the surgery
Your surgery date is nearing, and you are probably already picturing yourself in trousers that are several sizes smaller. But before you enter the operating room, you will undergo a preoperative blood and ECG test. Patients over the age of 60 will also undergo a lung X-ray; for smokers the age limit is 50+.
WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THE HANDS OF A SURGEON
Almost no scars
During the VASER Lipo liposuction, the fat is extracted with very thin cannulas that leave no noticeable bruising. The ultrasonic probe mechanically breaks up the fat cells, which crack under the influence of the waves, making it easier to remove them with the cannula. The VASER Lipo device minimizes postoperative hematoma and bruising. The quality of VASER Lipo is attested to by its approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). After the procedure, the wounds are closed with absorbable sutures and sterile bandages are applied.
General or local?
The liposuction is performed both under local and general anesthesia. The second option is more comfortable for the patients, because it doesn't hurt a bit. If you opt for local anesthesia for whatever reason, expect to feel the pressure of the cannula as the surgeon extracts the fat.
How much fat does the surgeon suck out?
The fat leaves the body along with blood during the liposuction. It is therefore only possible to extract a certain amount. Calculate 1% of your body weight and multiply it by four or five. The result is the maximum amount of fat that you can get rid of during one procedure. Another rule is that regardless of the patient's weight, the surgeon will never extract more than 5 liters of fat in one procedure.
THE WAYS IN WHICH I CAN SUPPORT RECOVERY
Follow a leisurely regime for a couple of days
VASER Lipo ultrasonic liposuction is less demanding for patients, and the recovery process is faster than in conventional liposuction. However, it is necessary to get enough rest after the procedure. You should also expect minor bruising. After a week of resting, you can slowly return to your normal activities. You can do sports and other physically demanding activities about 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
Garment that heals
For six weeks after the surgery you will be constantly wearing compression underwear. Only remove it for short periods of time - to take a shower, for example. It prevents further bruising and facilitates healing. Once the scabs fall off, you can start to gently massage the area. This will give the scars elasticity and speed up their healing.
The curves will gradually become noticeable
After the liposuction, the body gradually deflates. Don't be surprised if you feel like your hips are not as slim as you would like them to be after a few weeks. It will happen, but perhaps not immediately after the last bruise disappears.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
Keeping an improved figure is not a sure thing
It is a relentless fact that we are born with a certain number of fat cells. We therefore cannot change our predisposition to higher weight gain. Our fat cells behave according to our genetic predispositions, as well as according to how we take care of our bodies. Although liposuction can rid the body of a part of the fat cells, it is not omnipotent. So lock up your old sinful lifestyle and throw away the key. After a successful recovery, it is time to change your lifestyle.
After the liposuction, you will not store fat in the treated areas. Fat cells will never return to those areas. But this won't trick your body. It will find other places to store the fat, which is why the right diet and lifestyle are necessary to maintain the long-term effect of the liposuction. Take a close look at your diet and think about when you last exercised or at least went for a long walk.
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