Liposuction - can it replace the diet? Who is a good candidate for it? How is the procedure done?

lipo-polandMany people who are tired of exhausting diets and exercises turn to liposuction as they think it can solve all their problems. Liposuction is known as the most popular plastic surgery in the world. Before you spend big money on liposuction, learn if it`s worth it.

Liposuction is the procedure that can suck fat from different parts of your body, such as abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, neck, cheeks, chin, chest, elbows, ankles, calves, and under the knees. Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells, but sometimes the problem is not only in fat but also in skin, in such cases lipectomy (the procedure that removes stretched skin) might be needed.

Liposuction can not replace diet and exercises

Often diets and exercises are not enough to look the way you want. The thing is that exercises only shrinking fat cells while liposuction reduces their number. The idea that it is possible to get a flat stomach and beautiful arms without starving and without exhausting exercises makes liposuction worth any risks, and any sum of money for many women. It seems that you can say goodbye to ugly folds forever. But is it true?

You should know that such operation can completely change your life and can force you to follow a diet and start gymnastics – says Dr. Jacek Rogala. – Although the removed fat cells will never be reborn, those that remained can develop excessively and replace the old fat cells. Which can cause the deformation of the body. In fact, the fat can`t come back to the area where you had lipo but may grow on another one.

If after the liposuction you won’t diet and exercise the results of the procedure won’t last long.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

First of all, the one who intends to undergo liposuction surgery has to have an excellent health. The procedure cannot be performed if you have diabetes, chronic diseases, blood coagulation disorders, skin disorders, mental disorders, or if you are a heavy smoker. Your health conditions will be checked during the consultation by making medical tests.

Medical tests, which need to be done before liposuction surgery are:

  • morphology and blood tests
  • blood clotting tests
  • creatinine blood test
  • glucose test
  • electrolyte test (Na, K)
  • urine test
  • hepatitis B vaccination

The risks associated with liposuction

There are some risks associated with liposuction. If you have bad skin elasticity, the results of the procedure can be worthier than you expect. If during the procedure the surgeon will remove too much body fat and blood it can lead to life-threatening shock. Fat embolism is also possible if the surgeon damages blood vessels the fat can get into the bloodstream. Moving along with the blood, it adheres to the vessel walls and blood circulates worse.The fat can form a plug – usually in the pulmonary artery, that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. This may occur even after many weeks after the surgery.

To avoid such problems you should find a professional and experienced surgeon. Check the education of the surgeon, contact his previous patients, ask him to show you before after pictures of his patients.

How liposuction procedure is done

Before the operation, the surgeon draws a map of places from where the fat will be sucked out on a body. The procedure lasts about two hours, it can be done under the local or general anesthesia. There are different types of liposuction, the type depends on how the surgeon will melt the fat it can be ultrasound, laser, compressed air etc.

After the anesthesia will be given the surgeon will make a small incision in the skin. Special tube called cannula will be inserted into fatty areas between skin and muscle from where the fat will be removed. After the fat is sucked out the surgeon will put sutures or staples (they shall be removed after a week) and special bandages, that are intended to prevent bleeding and bruises.

After the liposuction

The next day after the surgery, you should stay in the clinic in order for the surgeon to check your health conditions. You will be given a painkiller, the pain appears only after about 10-12 days after the surgery. For at least a month after the surgery, you should wear a compression garment to reduce swelling while the body is healing. Most patients can return to work within a few days and to normal activities within about two weeks. Remember that everybody is unique and healing period may differ person to person.

After the liposuction you should avoid:

  • smoking
  • exercises with weights
  • overeating

It is important to remember that liposuction will not prevent you from regaining weight. To make the results of the surgery last you must follow a proper diet and exercise plan.

Liposuction in Poland – before and after gallery

Liposuction abroad

Not only liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure but it is also expensive, that is the main reason why people from Western European countries are looking for it abroad especially in Poland. By choosing to have liposuction in Poland not only you will save money but also meet professional surgeons with European diplomas. The difference in price has no influence on the quality of the surgery and the care you will get in the clinic will be of the highest standards.

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