Liposuction or liposculpture body contouring 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.
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Did you know there are many different types of liposuction?
Interested to learn more about this advanced technique? Speak to one of our surgeons, world leading specialists in liposuction.
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.
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.
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Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.
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