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How Long Does Liposuction Last?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery which can sculpt a better shape to most of the body area such as hips, belly, thighs, stomach, buttocks, back, arms, knee and jawline and achieving dramatic results with optimal changes.  It is a low-risk surgery lasts 1-3 hours according to the amount of the fat and fat cells the surgeon decided to remove. Both men and women who are over the age of 18, in good health and have an ideal body weight could be the best candidates for this body contouring operation.

Before the operation, the surgeon draws on the body with the indelible pen, and this is the best way to see the liposuction before and after effect. Liposuction cost varies according to the patient’s need, but the cost interval is between €1.500 and €3.000.
In this article, we will focus on both the operation’s risk level and permanency of liposuction results. And we will answer these questions: How long does liposuction results last, how to maintain liposuction results and are liposuction results permanent?

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Risk Level of The Liposuction Surgery

During this cosmetic surgery operation, with the help of thin tubes (cannula) entering the particular part of the body, accumulated fat is easily removed by the surgeon. In 3-7 days after the operation patients can start to the light activities and work. Liposuction is a low-risk and very useful operation despite some negative comments and concerns about it.
The best benefit of the operation is removing the fat cells. Because of this, after the operation since the number of fat cells decreased, the patient could not get so much fat to the particular part of the body the same as before.

Since the first operation 100 years ago, thanks to the continuously developing technology and the well-experienced doctors’ numerous successful operations have been able to overcome the negative opinions of the people.

Although the risk level of this procedure is low and long-term results are generally satisfying, it is important to address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon during the consultation, before the operation. Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. In some cases, if the fat is more than 5 liters, the surgeon prefers to perform another subsequent operation.

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Tips for Fast Healing and To Maintain Liposuction Results

In order to get a comfortable and fast recovery period, firstly you must continue not to smoke after the operation. Because smoking blocks small vessels and makes the healing process risky. The other advice given by your doctor is to wear your compression garment. You have to wear it for several weeks after liposuction to speed up the healing process. Because of this necessity, the best season for liposuction is accepted as the Winter or the Autumn.

There could be some pain after the operation, for getting rid of this you should take your painkiller /analgesic pills. The last advice you need to follow is to stay away from the hard activities and high effort exercises for 4 weeks after the operation. To maintain your new shape after surgery, follow a regular diet that includes lots of fatless protein, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. And you should also exercise regularly.

Duration of the Reaching to Final Liposuction Results

If you follow all the necessary advice, the total treatment lasts 6 – 8 weeks. If you compare your liposuction results week by week, you will experience that after 6 weeks you will reach the expected shape of your body. And in 6 months if you continue to follow your diet and light exercises, you will see that your skin is tight on the part of liposuction. And the best part is, of course, fats are not going to accumulate in that area anymore because of the decreased fat cells. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but your liposuction results will be relatively permanent.

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This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.


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