Dr.Kamil Pietrasik
language: Polish
|language: English
Liposuction is performed in individuals seeking aesthetic improvement in various areas of the body with excessive subcutaneous fat deposits which remain despite implemented diet and physical exercises.

It is not an alternative to weight loss and is not performed in individuals with morbid obesity (BMI > 30) and excessive skin laxity.

Liposuction is most frequently performed in:
- females in abdomen, hips, thighs, knees area, arms and neck,
- males in lateral abdominal area ("love handles") and chest (gynecomastia).

Type of anesthesia depends on area and expected volume of fat to be removed. Large (>4000 cc) and moderate (2000-4000 cc) liposuctions are performed in general anesthesia meanwhile smaller ones are conducted in local anesthesia with analgosedation.

Short (2-3 mm) skin incisions located in physiological creases adjacent to corrected area became imperceptible after normal healing is complete.

Following infiltration with wetting solution, excessive fat deposits are suctioned.

Return to normal activity depends on treated area and volume of removed fat but typically takes 7-14 days.
Sport activities may be resumed after 2-4 weeks.

Compression garment should be worn for 6-8 weeks.

Results of liposuction gradually improve within 6 months after surgery what is related to normal healing process. Uncontrolled weight gain or hormones my change initial good effect of liposuction.

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

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