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Liposuction

Liposuction Liposculpture

Liposuction or liposculpture is the surgical removal of fat depots through a cannula using various kind of suction techniques. It is suitable for almost any body area; typically, abdomen, legs, neck, breast, hips and buttocks are among the most requested. Moreover, liposuction may also contour the body silhouette and promote skin retraction and smoothening. The fat removed normally does not grow back easily and the changes are long-lasting, as long as the body weight remains stable.

The ideal candidates for liposuction are men and women with stable body weight but resistant fat deposits in a single or multiple body regions. At OC group, we frequently combine the liposuction with numerous surgical procedures, such as tummy tucks, bodylift or even face lift, in order to achieve a better contouring and hence an enhanced over-all cosmetic outcome. Moreover, we can use your autologous (own) fat harvested by liposcution as a valuable soft tissue filler and powerful skin quality enhancer by means of simultaneous fat transfer. Typically, the face, breast and buttocks are among the most requested areas for fat transfer. Dark rings under the eyes, adherent and irregular scars as well as tissue irregularities can be significantly improved by autologous fat transfer.
Overall, liposuction is a quick, safe and effective procedure addressing your long-lasting problem areas and giving back some harmonic contour. Moreover, this valuable fat can be transferred, where needed elsewhere.

  • Technical term
    Liposuction
  • Duration of surgery
    30 minutes – 4 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    local / sedation / general
  • Discharge from clinic
    same day
  • Fit for society
    1-3 days
  • Back to work
    1-5 days
  • Aftercare and recovery
    Compression garment for 4-6 weeks after surgery

Liposuction: What you need to know

Liposuction Liposculpture, what you need to know. Ocean Clinic
Various liposuction techniques and systems
Liposuction: Surgical technique and scars

Patient testimony

Following the recommendation of a friend, who is a physician himself, I decided to go for liposuction on my stomach. I am more than content with the outcome. After years of dieting and diverse treatments, I finally got what I wanted — within one hour.

Marie L.

See also

Advancements in Liposculpture Demonstrated
⇒ Advancements in liposculpture

Before and after photos

Liposuction with Body-jet®

Waterjet-assisted liposuction. 46-year-old female patient with fat excess in inner and outer thighs. Photo before and after from real clinical case.

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Liposuction / liposculpture photo before and after

Surgical training video

Liposuction / liposculpture at Ocean Clinic Marbella

In this training video you learn about Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture, NIL. The Ocean Clinic plastic surgeons mostly prefer to use the Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture Technique with the Lipomatic 4 aspirator. This advanced machine uses very fine vibrating cannulas which cause less trauma and bruising and achieve much smoother tissue contours. Downtime and postoperative pain are reduced significantly while the aesthetic results a far superior to other techniques. ⇒ find more videos

3d animation

Liposuction and liposculpture

Almost any area of your body can be contoured with liposuction – thighs, hips, buttocks, lower legs, back, abdomen, chest, upper arms, neck, jaw line and cheeks - creating a slimmer, shapelier appearance. The procedures may vary for specific body areas, but the general processes are similar. So, watch and learn how liposuction is performed on the outer thighs. ⇒ Find more 3d animations

Types of liposuction

Did you know there are many different types of liposuction?

  • Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL) uses laser energy to liquify fat.
  • Ultrasonic Liposuction uses high frequency sound waves to break fat cells apart.
  • Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (NIL) relies on vibration.
  • Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) uses a spinning cannula.
  • Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) works using electromagnetic radiation to melt fat.
  • Water-jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL) uses a slightly pressurised stream of saline to dislodge fat. This is Ocean Clinic’s preferred method because it’s gentle and minimises bruising and swelling.

Interested to learn more about this advanced technique? Speak to one of our surgeons, world leading specialists in liposuction.

Liposculpture in Marbella and Madrid
... what you need to know before

Various liposuction techniques and systems

Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of liposuction. The surgeon performs first a local injection of a sterile wetting solution — a mixture of salt water, which aids fat removal, an anesthetic for pain relief and a drug that causes blood vessels to constrict. Afterwards, tiny incision(s) are performed allowing thin cannulas, connected to a vacuum pump, to suction out the undesired fat.
Various liposuction systems and techniques are used at our clinics, depending upon your individual case, the amount of fat to be removed, the body region and your skin quality.

Water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL, bodyjet®)
The body-jet WAL is an innovative novel system characterized by its gentle fat extraction technique and hence particularly useful for autologous fat transfer.
As further benefit for the patient, WAL mechanically separates the subcutaneous fat tissue by injecting liquid under high pressure and simultaneously aspirates the detached fat. This result is a faster, more gentle procedure with less damage to blood vessels and other structures, resulting in less pain, bruising, mechanical irritation and skin irregularities. With significantly reduced postoperative swelling, the overall recovery is faster and outcome more precise.

Power assisted liposuction (PAL, Tickle Lipo, Lipomatic)
PAL utilizes cannulas which rapidly move in a back-and-forth motion. These small vibrations are particularly enhancing the effectiveness in removal of tough and densely connected fat depots, such as male breasts, calves, inner thighs etc. Less mechanical force is needed and hence less trauma to the surrounding tissue is performed, resulting in more accurate outcome.

Suction-assisted Liposuction / Tumescent liposuction
Like the earlier mentioned techniques, this liposuction method operates on the basic principle of vacuum-assistance. It is as well suitable when a simultaneous fat transfer is planned for the body or the face.

Liposuction: Surgical technique and scars

Prior to the surgery the surgeon will perform the marking of undesired fat deposits on your skin as planning for the operation. The skin incisions are only a couple of millimetres long and are performed along the natural cutaneous creases, resulting in almost invisible postoperative scars. After the infiltration of the areas to be treated, it is advisable to wait for some time (up to 20 minutes), depending on the technique applied. This is necessary for the injected liquid to diffuse and to open up the soft tissues to allow for a more gentle surgical technique, thus additionally minimizing the risks. The chosen aspiration technique is performed and transition areas are addressed by thinner cannulas in order to achieve the desired contour and harmonic outcome.

Liposculpture in Marbella and Madrid
... after surgery and beyond

Liposuction aftercare

The majority of postoperative swelling normally subsides after 1 week and only in the rather unlikely case of bruising, it may take up to few weeks to completely disappear. However, it will take several months for skin to completely retract, redefine and tighten. Compression garments are to be continuously applied for up to 4 - 6 weeks in most cases.
Liposuction results are long lasting if you maintain the stable postoperative weight. However, in case of weight gain, the remaining fat cells do not reproduce but grow bigger, possibly resulting in local relapse of fat depots. We strongly support postoperative skin treatments and massages for lymphatic drainage for maximized and enhanced outcome.

Liposuction related risks

There are non-specific risks that are connected to any kind of surgical procedures like hematoma, infection, seroma.
Contour irregularities are rare and might occur particularly in patients with thin skin and loss of elasticity. It is paramount to choose the individual technique tailored to each patient’s conditions and to choose the size of cannulas depending upon the body region to minimize the risk for irregularities and to lower the risk for fat embolism. Tell your surgeon about your general health conditions and any medications you regularly take.

Liposuction alternative technique

An alternative technique maybe a surgical fat and skin removal through an open technique, such as tummy tuck. There are other non-invasive cosmetic and dermatological treatments available on the market which may provide some beneficial effect but are often limited in the aesthetic outcome or very time consuming.

Ocean Clinics experience in liposuction

The OC group performs over 300 liposuctions a year, either as stand alone or as a combined procedure. Having a solid, long-standing expertise, we are also the official training center for the WAL (Bodyjet®), teaching national and international visiting doctors and organizing instructional courses for surgeons four times a year. Numerous publications and congress lectures on fat removal techniques and fat grafting underline our knowledge in this field. We are strong supporters of the concept of autologous fat transfer and strongly believe the regenerative ability of adipose grafting.

In safe hands!

At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in liposuction, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Kai O Kaye | Ocean Clinic
Dr Kai O Kaye

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.

Dr Richard M Fakin | Ocean Clinic
Dr Richard M Fakin

Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.

Dr Felix Paprottka | Ocean Clinic
Dr Felix Paprottka

Member of EBOPRAS, he joined the Ocean Clinic Marbella in 2017 where he completed his residency program in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Ocean Clinic Group

The best plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic specialized in liposuction. Located in Marbella, Madrid and Zurich. With more than 15 years of experience and performing more than 1000 surgeries a year. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience and security. Come and meet us!

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Marbella
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29601 Marbella
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Madrid
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28006 Madrid
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8001 Zurich
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