According to research, the most popular New Year’s resolution is the one that concerns losing extra pounds and reshaping and toning the body.

Unfortunately, sometimes despite perfectly matched diets, intense exercises at the gym, and a strong will to fight the stubborn fat, our efforts fail. Luckily, we have some excellent news for all those struggling with undesirable imperfections: aesthetic medicine has found a way to contour your body without resorting to highly-invasive procedures. Traditional Liposuction or Smart Lipo with the use of a lipolysis laser comes to the rescue.

If you are contemplating liposuction as a solution to remove fatty deposits permanently without inducing excessive trauma to surrounding tissues, find out what the treatment entails and what you may expect. Here’s the whole shebang you need to know about liposuction.

What is Liposuction Procedure?

Liposuction is essentially a customized body contouring treatment that defines curves by permanently eliminating fatty tissues from problem areas. The procedure is a crown jewel of modern aesthetic medicine: it has a high success rate and implements various techniques, making liposuction a personalized approach to a more attractive silhouette.

Depending on your unique needs, preferences, and expectations, our skilled experts at Lipo Group can offer several options to address the unyielding problem areas and slim them down by a few inches. Take a closer look at the available liposuction procedures in our office:

Tumescent Liposuction

The Tumescent Liposuction technique enables a more precise and efficient suction of fat cells, contributing to less blood loss and reducing the risk of unevenness. Tumescent Liposuction utilizes the injection of large volumes of dilute lidocaine and epinephrine into subcutaneous fat, producing swollen and firm target areas, hence the word tumescent. The infiltrated lidocaine is enough to provide complete local anesthesia without the need to apply general anesthesia or IV sedation, making the treatment one of the safest methods of fat reduction. The epinephrine constricts capillaries, significantly decreasing the risk of bleeding and bruising during and after the procedure.

With tumescent liposuction, your recovery period and postoperative pain are greatly minimized, which means you can get back on your feet in no time with a new and enhanced body contour. Comparing to traditional liposuction, tumescent Lipo implements a smaller cannula for fat removal, producing virtually invisible incisions that usually do not require sutures. In addition, microcannulas give our surgeons the ability for a more accurate body shaping and address skin irregularities more effectively.

Liposuction as a therapeutic method

Liposuction is a surgical reconstruction of the body contours. The treatment consists of removing unnecessary resources of subcutaneous fat. It should be performed under sterile conditions, using sanitary surgical clothing and gloves to minimize the risk of infection. Before the procedure, the surgeon uses a special marker on the skin to mark the suction areas and cannula insertion sites.

In women, abdominal liposuction is predominant, and many procedures also apply to the thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, and cheeks. In men, waist and abdominal correction is the most popular approach. Liposuction of the neck and breasts are also quite common.

The Equipment

During the liposuction procedure, doctors use infusion and aspiration equipment to inject tumescent fluid and remove aspirate with fatty tissue. Syringes connected to the cannula can be applied for infusion, especially in procedures involving small areas. More extensive liposuction is usually assisted by an electric pump and may be performed in two sessions.

General Surgical Techniques

The liposuction procedure is similar in different anatomical areas. The treatment begins with the preparation of the site and patient anesthesia. Using a scalpel or punch, the surgeon makes small, shallow incisions at the suction cannula insertion points.