A Guide to Plastic Operations
Do you always wear a sarong over your swimsuit and choose clothing that covers your thighs? The shaping of the inner thighs along with the outer thighs, hips and buttocks through liposuction rids the problem areas of excess fat and gives you your natural confidence back. Even men have a tendency to store fat on their thighs. This is mostly affected by changes in metabolism with increasing age, genetic predispositions and 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: 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
Ask questions and get advice
Have you decided to make a change and you want to act? That's great! Book a consultation where you will learn everything you need to know about the procedure. At the Aesthevita clinic you will receive a consultation by a plastic surgeon. Depending on your body type, the doctor will recommend how much fat and which areas it will be extracted from. Don't be surprised if he proposes a combination of multiple areas. It's usually not enough to only treat one area to achieve your dream curves.
LIPOSUCTION AS A START AND A GOAL
If looking in the mirror always makes you sad, it's time to do something about it. We are born with a certain amount of fat cells and a tendency to store them in certain areas. Women mostly struggle with their buttocks and thighs. The gradual slowing down of our metabolism and a sedentary job doesn't help, which is why we very much appreciate the effective ally that liposuction is.
Right before the surgery
Would you like to hurry up and get the procedure done? You will need to undergo a blood and ECG test first. 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
SCARS THE SIZE OF THE CANNULA'S DIAMETER
Your day has come and you are finally having the procedure done! 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.
Local or general?
The liposuction is performed under both local and general anesthesia. The second option is more comfortable for the patients, because it doesn't hurt a bit. If you choose local anesthesia, expect to feel the pressure of the cannula as the surgeon extracts the fat.
How much fat does the surgeon suck out?
Blood leaves the body along with the fat during liposuction. The surgeon can therefore only remove a specific maximum 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
Allow yourself a week of laziness
Tumescent liposuction combined with an ultrasound is less demanding for patients, and the recovery process is faster than after conventional liposuction. Nevertheless, it is necessary to rest shortly after the procedure, and minor bruising may occur. After a week of resting, you can slowly return to your normal activities. You will be able to handle sports and exercise about 4-6weeks after the procedure.
Tight garment will make the healing faster
For the six weeks of recovery, you will need to wear compression underwear. Only remove it if necessary - to wash yourself. A gentle massage is also recommended, which will help soften the scars and make them more flexible. This will make them less visible.
It takes time until the final body shape is visible
Patience is a virtue, and with liposuction it is a necessity. The swelling of the treated areas will go down gradually, and it may take longer than a month. No worries, you will get the curves you are looking forward to seeing in the mirror eventually. It will happen, but perhaps not immediately after the last bruise disappears.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
How to keep the achieved body shape?
Our fat cells respond to the commands of our genes. How we take care of our body is also important. Although liposuction can rid the body of a part of the fat cells, it is not omnipotent. Before the procedure, promise yourself that you will drop your old habits and change your lifestyle after your recovery. This will help you maintain your newly shaped figure.
After the liposuction, your body will no longer store fat on the treated areas. Fat cells will never return to those areas, but our body knows how to work around this. It will find other places to store fat. Keeping your dream figure in the long term will require some effort on your part. A healthy diet should go hand in hand with exercise. Even small things count - go for walks and replace the lift with stairs.
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