5 things you should know before getting a liposuction
1. What is a traditional liposuction?
It is a surgical procedure that consists on breaking and suctioning the fat cells (adipocytes) of our body. The mechanism of breaking up the fat can vary according to the method of lisposuction that is used (mechanical, by heat…).
2. Is it a weight loss procedure?
No, the objective of liposuction is to combat fat deposits that are resistent to diet and exercise. The purpose is to reshape or improve body contour, not weight loss.
3. How much fat can be removed in a single procedure?
The amount of fat that can be removed in a given area during a single procedure depends on several factors: the patient’s baseline condition or the aesthetic goals being pursued. However, there are general recommendations not to exceed 4 – 5 liters of fat in one surgery due to the subsequent repercussions for the organism.
4. How long will it take me to recover after a liposuction?
During the first days it is normal to have some discomfort, with a burning sensation or heaviness due to the swelling (from the liquids administered) and some bruising in the areas of liposuction. From the first day we will recommend walks to promote the reabsorption of the edema (swelling).
After 3-4 days after the operation, you will be able to carry out a more or less normal life and return to work, with certain effort limitations. Non-impact sports can be started again progressively from the 3rd week onwards, always with the consent of your surgeon.
5. What results should I expect after the procedure?
You must know that you will not see the definitive result immediately after the surgery. The swelling and the areas where the skin has not adapted correctly are normal. You will have to wait approximately 1 month to start seeing the real results of the intervention.