Liposuction quickly and permanently removes excess fat and unsightly bulges. You refine your figure at the specific areas you want to.
Lipoaspiration removes excess persistent fat for people who are on a diet or who play sports. It makes it possible to redraw the figure by sculpting new volumes. It does not replace a diet and is therefore not for people who want to lose weight.
Although in practice all areas can be treated equally in both in men and women, there are specific requirements based on gender as fat is distributed over the body differently.
Women have a morphology which is known as "gynoid". The curves are located mainly in the lower body: in the hips, saddlebags, upper inner thighs, buttocks and thighs. Following the hormonal changes of the menopause, women also begin to store fat on the upper body, mainly on the stomach and back.
Liposuction for men
In men, who have a morphology which is known as "android" fat storage primarily occurs in the upper body: in the stomach, arms, back and neck. It is not uncommon to have excess body fat in the chest, which is often linked to weight problems during adolescence.
It is very common to take advantage of lipoaspiration to use the extracted fat by reinjecting through lipofilling to another part of the body to reshape the volumes.
If the amount of excess fat is minimal, the patient may opt for gentle liposuction, which is less invasive than the traditional technique.
Si la surcharge graisseuse est très minime, le patient peut opter pour une liposuction douce moins invasive que la technique traditionnelle.
How the procedure works
The liposuction operation is carried out under local or general anaesthetic and lasts between one to three hours. The stay is as an outpatient or involves spending one night in the clinic.
After marking the areas to be treated with a surgical pen, the surgeon begins by injecting a solution which liquefies the fat. Then, from very small incisions in the natural folds of the skin, he introduces blunt foam cannulae, which are not sharp and perforated at their ends. These cannulae are connected to an aspiration system which removes the excess fat cells in a harmonious and non-traumatic way.
The surgeon sucks up the fatty cells through fine cannulae by using back and forth movements. The incisions are then closed using an absorbable suture and covered with a dressing. The scars are totally invisible.
The use of very fine cannulae makes it possible not to harm the skin in the treated area, and even helps to improve it by tightening the skin.
The practitioner may remove between four and five litres per procedure (one litre equals one kilogram of fat).
The different areas can be treated separately or together during the operation:
The fat preferably becomes lodged in the double chin, cheeks, jowls and neck. With facial liposuction, the features are refined, the profile lightens and the person seems younger immediately.
The skin of the arms is very fragile and tends to sag with age, especially in women. When the surgeon performs liposuction of the arms, he must avoid removing too much fat so as not to aggravate the sagging skin.
Liposuction of the hips removes love handles. To fully refine the waist, the surgeon treats, along with the hips, the stomach and the posterior sides of the back. The hips are easy to treat as their thick and firm skin retracts easily.
Liposuction of the stomach only sucks up the subcutaneous fat (the fat on the surface) and is not suitable for removing the visceral fat which is lodged inside around the abdominal organs.
Liposuction of the buttocks removes fat from buttocks which are overdeveloped or drooping, redraws their roundness or removes the banana roll located directly beneath the crease of the buttocks.
Liposuction of the legs treats the thighs, knees and ankles all at once to restore lightness and elegance to the lower part of the figure.
Liposuction of the thighs will remove the saddlebags, which have the appearance of a visible ball of fat, and thins the inner thighs.
The bump of the inside of the knee gives the leg a heavy and ungraceful appearance. Liposuction of the knees represents a very good indication because the skin is very resistant and not stretched.
Liposuction of the calves is a procedure which requires a lot of precision. On the calves, the layer of fat is thin and the surgeon needs to ensure that he sucks it up gently. However, if the calf is too muscular and has no excess fat, the operation is pointless.
After the procedure
They are proportional to the amount of fat removed. The pain is mainly felt in the first week.
The onset of oedema is contained by the patient wearing pants adapted to his or her morphology. Half of this is absorbed in about a month and disappears completely after three months. The bruises subside within 10 to 20 days after the operation. Fatigue may be felt the first few days, especially if significant amount of fat has been extracted.
The patient may take a quick shower immediately after the lipoaspiration. The patient must not have a bath for 8 days. The patient can move and walk right away, but will have to wait 4-7 days before resuming ordinary working life and must stop playing sports for 1 month. The patient must not expose the areas which have been operated on to sunlight or UV radiation for 1 month.
The fatty cells which are sucked up are not able to multiply again. So the result of the liposuction is permanent, which is highly motivating. Visible immediately after the procedure, it is optimal after three to six months, which is the time the skin takes to permanently retract on the new curves.
The success of the liposuction depends on the quality of the skin: it is preferable to have thick, toned and elastic skin that tightens naturally after the operation.
However, it is necessary to have a healthy lifestyle so that the fat does not develop in another part of the body.
The price depends on the amount of fat to be extracted (number of litres), the number of areas to be treated and the quality of the skin.
- Facial areas: double chin, cheeks or jowls.
- Areas of the body: arms, stomach, abdomen, hips, waist, saddlebags, inner thighs, buttocks, knees, calves or ankles.
|Prices Including VAT* / Areas||Anaesthetic||Stay|
|Other Fees||Prices Including VAT*|
|Consultation with the surgeon||€50|
|Consultation with the anaesthetist||€100|
* 20% VAT