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Liposuction is one of the most sought-after procedures for women and men to eliminate localized fat, thereby better defining the body’s silhouette. Men have a natural tendency to accumulate fat in the belly. Women suffer more from the hips and culottes, but they are not free from abdominal fat either. 

This happens because some body regions have a predisposition to accumulate fat that is not consumed by the body.


Things that you should know about Liposuction

Sometimes, even people who maintain healthy habits and are apparently thin, cannot get rid of localized fat. 
Liposuction can be performed in various regions of the body such as: hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, knees, calves, and back.
The best results are seen in patients who are at their appropriate weight or slightly above, without skin flaccidity. 
Remember: Liposuction does not lose weight, it enhances the body contour and silhouette. 
Its results are very good and last with proper maintenance. 
In some cases, liposuction can be associated with other surgeries, as is the case with abdominoplasty. 

Pre-surgical recommendations

During the consultation, a complete physical evaluation is done and laboratory exams are requested. To perform  liposuction, it is necessary that you are in good health.

Inform your doctor about the medications you normally take, because some of them must be suspended, as is the case with anticoagulants.

Tell your doctor if you have the flu or feel unwell before the surgery. You must also stop drinking alcohol and smoking. 

8 hours before the procedure, you must not consume solid foods and liquids.

Other specific recommendations will be given by your doctor.

The duration of the surgery, the hospitalization time and the choice of the type of anesthesia depend on the amount of areas to be treated, as well as on the technique used.

Which liposuction technique is best

One of the most used techniques is the tumescent technique. This is a previous infiltration of a solution containing anesthetics and vasoconstrictors that facilitates the removal of the fat, reducing bleeding during the surgery and the post-surgery pain.   

Soon after the administration of the solution, small incisions are made in strategic locations on the body, where a thin cannula is inserted and connected to a syringe or suction device, sucks up the excess fat with back-and-forth movements.

Post-surgery care

Patience and care are fundamental in the post-operative period. After the surgery, there may be pain and discomfort sensation that are solved with common painkillers. It is very important to take the medication prescribed by your doctor, at the times recommended.  Generally, there is swelling and purple spots, which disappear in a few days. 

Lymphatic drainage associated with ultrasound is often recommended to speed up the recovery process and reduce eventual irregularities. 


It is recommended to use a modeling girdle for the treated area. The girdle helps the skin accommodate, making it assume its new body contour. It also controls the edema and prevents liquids from accumulating in the treated area, accelerating the recovery process. 

The time of use will be recommended by your doctor. Other specific recommendations regarding sun exposure and sports activities will be given by your doctor. The return to normal activities and work takes a few days. For small areas, the return is practically immediate. For larger areas, a longer recovery period is required. 

It is important to avoid weight gain and to maintain the care with your body, so as not to compromise the new contours acquired in the surgery. Maintaining a balanced diet and practicing physical activities is fundamental for the maintenance of the results obtained. 

In addition, the final result can only be seen after a few months. Liposuction is an already established technique with rare complications. 

Plastic surgery is one of the ways to achieve more self-confidence and improve your quality of life. You must seek the best result within your reality, without the expectation of looking like someone famous or someone you admire. Each person responds to surgery in a different way, and the results are not always the same. Clarify all your doubts with your doctor and have a good surgery.