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Liposuction

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Liposuction, also known as lipo or lipoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure through which excess fat is removed from different areas of the body in order to achieve a better, more aesthetically pleasing body contour.

The procedure can be done under local, regional or general anaesthesia, depending on the sensitivity of the area and the amount of fatty tissue that needs to be removed. The amount of tissue that can be removed safely depends heavily on the patient’s state of health, the area where the fat is located and other factors.

Below are some of the most popular types of liposuction a patient may turn to in order to achieve a better body contour:

● Buttocks Liposuction
● Neck Liposuction
● Arms Liposuction
● Abdomen Liposuction – with or without a Tummy Tuck
● Thighs Liposuction
● Breasts Liposuction
● Hips Liposuction
● Gynecomastia – known as male breast tissue liposuction

Liposuction Candidates

Any patient that is a bit overweight or has certain fat build ups in certain areas such as belly fat can benefit from a liposuction procedure. The most important requirement is that the patient has a stable weight before going in for surgery.

Am I Suitable for Liposuction?

Liposuction is not recommended for obese individuals or patients considering liposuction as a weight loss method. Patients suffering from heart problems, diabetes or certain infections are at risk of developing complications from liposuction surgery and they may not be good candidates for this procedure.

Preparing for Liposuction

The patient should avoid the intake of vitamins, herbal tea, any aspirin based medicine and should quit smoking at least 10 days before the liposuction surgery.

How is Liposuction Performed?

During the first part of the procedure, the patient is administered a local, regional or general anaesthetic, depending on the area where the liposuction will be performed. Once the anaesthetic sets in, the surgeon will create a few small incisions and proceed to use the cannula to break down fatty deposits in the area. Laser or ultrasound may also be used in order to liquefy fat and make it easier to extract. Once enough fat is extracted, bandages are applied to keep bleeding down to a minimum and to prevent infections.

There are a few types of liposuction available for patients, depending on their needs and the area where it needs to be done:

● Vaser Liposuction
● Laser Liposuction
● Ultrasound Liposuction
● Water assisted Liposuction

Liposuction Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 4 hours

Minimum Stay

3 days

Back to Work

3 to 7 days after the surgery

Liposuction Recovery

During the recovery period it’s essential to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully. Patients can usually return to work within a couple of days but this depends on the area where the liposuction is performed. A special type of compression garment will be worn by the patient during the recovery period. It may take a few months before the post-operatory swelling fully recedes and the patient’s new body is revealed.

Scars after Liposuction

Scars after liposuction surgery are generally small and they are barely noticeable when fully healed. Wearing the compression garment as instructed also helps reduce scarring. The scars are usually smaller than 1 cm, about the size of the cannula used in the procedure.

Liposuction Side Effects

During the first 5 to 10 days after the surgery patients may feel discomfort, swelling, bruising and inflammation. Depending on the type of anaesthesia, some patients may feel nausea or dizziness.

Liposuction Success Rates

Around 87% of patients report being satisfied with the procedure and around 86% would recommend it to family and friends.

Before and After Liposuction

Before and after liposuction photos might look appealing but patients need to keep in mind that the body needs a few months to adjust and reduce all the swelling. The patient will also need to continue following a diet in order to maintain the new body contour.

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Liposuction Cost

Average Liposuction costs are € 1,569, based on Liposuction prices from 27 clinics. Cheapest Liposuction cost is € 1,000 where Liposuction prices can go up to € 2,570.

Liposuction prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Liposuction in Turkey is a popular option where Liposuction costs as low as € 1,586. You can also find Liposuction clinics in Poland starting from € 1,000. Liposuction in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 1,800.

Please note that the Liposuction prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Liposuction procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Liposuction procedures. To receive a personalized Liposuction quote, please click HERE.

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Liposuction FAQ

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Is liposuction painful?

Liposuction is not painful, as anaesthesia is administered before the surgery begins. There may be soreness and pain during the recovery period but painkillers can be used to handle it.

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Can I have liposuction if I’m obese?

Definitely not - liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Patients need to have a stable weight and be in good health before liposuction surgery.

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What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin tissue from the body. Liposuction is used to remove fatty tissue only and scarring is almost unnoticeable.