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10 facts about the liposuction procedure

10 Facts You Should Know Before Your Liposuction Surgery

Are you thinking of getting a liposuction procedure to boost your self-confidence? Plastic surgery procedures are becoming more and more popular, so plenty of people are considering them.

However, before finalizing your appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon, you need to research about the procedure you want first.

Here are 10 interesting benefits and facts about liposuction.

1. Just like any other extensive surgery, liposuction requires general anesthesia. This can put you, as the patient, into a state of unconsciousness. However, for smaller, less comprehensive procedures, only local anesthesia will be required. This will leave you awake throughout the treatment.

2. Liposuction is also known as lipectomy, liposculpture, lipoplasty or simply just lipo.

3. Technology and medical advancement continue to prosper, so more and more patients experience great results. Now, there are lesser risks not just in liposuction, but also in other surgeries. The most recent development? It is using ultrasound or known as  ultrasonic liposuction to melt down the body fat on contact, making it easier to remove.

4. The first liposuction-like surgeries were done back in the 1920s. However, the outcomes weren’t good. The surgeries being performed today were first developed by Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz, a French surgeon, back in 1982. We are using his modern techniques at present, and are getting more and more great results with less risks.

5. Expect some post-liposuction surgery pain, but you don’t need to worry a lot. It’s not excruciating. Many patients describe the treated spots as simply a bad bruise.

6. Individuals who suffer from swelling condition or edema because of certain lymph fluids collecting around the tissues of their extremities are qualified to undergo liposuction to remove it.


7. Liposuction can remove unwanted fat, but it’s impossible to eliminate all of it. This procedure is perfect for those people who are very close to their goal weight. They just need to remove fat in a little body area. If a person is suffering from obesity, he or she will surely have multiple body areas needing attention. Thus, this is not the type of surgery to consider.

8. It can take many weeks and months before the patients can see the results. There would be swelling, but the area should begin to look less bulky in 1 month. To maintain the good result, it is crucial to uphold your weight, continue a regular exercise routine and eat healthy meals.

9. Are you familiar with dry liposuction? It is a less common type of lipo. The most common types inject fluid into the part being treated. Your plastic surgeon will be the one to identify the amount of adrenaline fluids, anesthetic and saline that should be used.

The procedure is called wet lipo when the fluid is less than the fat. On the other hand, tumescent lipo, is the most famous choice among patients. It happens when more liquid is injected compared to the fat removed.

10. Where will all of your fat go? In some instances, your plastic surgeon may transplant the fat removed from your body area to another, maybe as a buttock enhancer or face filler.