Liposuction Poland - FAQ

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or liposculpture, is a plastic surgery that aims to remove excess fat from varies part of your body. If you wish to lose few pounds or to sculpture your body, this is the surgery for you.

Are liposuction results permanent?

Lipoplasty results can be permanent. However, it is important to realize that gaining weight after the surgery can have an impact on your results.

Is liposuction safe?

Liposuction in Poland is a safe procedure when performed by experienced surgeon. Our clinics offer you best plastic surgeons in Europe, with decades of experience in body altering surgeries. It is important to research your surgeon before committing to liposuction surgery, that is why we always provide you with surgeon’s experience.

Are liposuction results immediate?

There are many types of liposuction procedure available to the patient. Depending on the type, liposuction results may be visible right after the surgery. Usually, patients notice change in their looks 6 weeks after the surgery, when the body had time to heal. It is important to remember that final results of the surgery can be visible months after the procedure, so do not discourage yourself.

Are liposuction scars permanent?

Yes, unfortunately, they are permanent. However, it is worth to remember that the scars are small and if taken care of properly will be almost non-visible. After the wounds healed you can use some kind of an ointment to reduce your scars.

How is liposuction done?

Liposculpture surgery is performed using local or general anesthesia depending on the method used. Usually, the surgeon makes a small incision in the area that you wish to improve. Next, the cannula is inserted and fat cells are either destroyed or loosened. The final stage is to drain the remaining fat from your body. The surgeon closes the incisions and places bandages and pressure garment.

What are liposuction risks?

As with every plastic surgery, liposuction carries some risks. After the surgery, you should watch out for any signs of:

  • Inflammation
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness
  • Infections
  • Embolisms

However, those risks are not connected only with liposuction, but with every surgery performed with anesthesia.

Where are liposuction incisions?

Incisions are placed in minimally visible places and their position depends on the treated area. Usually, the surgeon makes 3 incisions in case of tummy liposuction and 2 in any other body part liposuction.

Can liposuction remove cellulite?

Liposuction surgery main aim is removing excess fat from your body, but some types of liposculpture surgery may affect your cellulite. It is said that SmartLipo surgery can reduce your cellulite, as an additional benefit of the surgery.

What are liposuction alternatives?

There are many types of liposuction on the market. If you do not feel safe with traditional liposuction that is performed using general anesthesia, you can look into SmartLipo or BodyJet liposuction. Both of them are performed using local anesthesia, which decreases chances of complications after the procedure. However, if you wish to avoid plastic surgery, we can only recommend traditional methods of losing weight – diet, and exercise.

Can liposuction remove belly fat?

Liposuction surgery can be performed on a wide range of body parts, from your chin to your ankles. If you wish to remove excess fat from your tummy, it is possible to do so. Belly liposuction is one of the most popular types of liposuction, so our surgeons in Poland are very experienced in it.

Can liposuction be done under local anesthesia?

Yes, there are types of liposuction that are performed using local anesthesia, for example, SmartLipo Poland or BodyJet liposuction Poland.

Does liposuction hurt?

Most types of liposuction are performed under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep the whole procedure. After the surgery you are given pain medications, so probably you will feel more of a discomfort rather than pain.

How much fat can be removed during the surgery?

During one procedure, the surgeon can remove sometimes up to 5 liters of fat. However, this number depends on many factors such as: weight, age, treated area, and health. The surgeon always tries to remove as much fat as possible, but his first concern is your safety.

 

How much does liposuction cost?

The price of liposuction varies depending on the treated area, liposuction type, and chosen destination. One of the most affordable locations for plastic surgery is Poland. Our clinics offer you surgeons with multiple years experience and modern equipment. The price for traditional tummy liposuction in Poland starts from 1550 GBP. However, if you seek liposuction of smaller areas like ankles, chin etc then the price will be much more affordable.

Does liposuction kill fat cells?

Liposuction procedure aims to destroy or loosen fat cells, so they can be drained out of your body. However, after the surgery there are still fat cells left in the treated area. It is worth remembering that if you gain weight, the fat will appear even in places that you had liposuction on.

Does liposuction leave saggy skin?

Depending on the amount of fat removed from the treated area, there is a possibility that you will still have loose skin around this area. If you wish to make your skin firmer you might want to choose SmartLipo procedure, which is performed using laser beam. After the contact with your skin, collagen is being released and your skin may become less saggy. If you have a lot of saggy skin, you may want to choose tummy tuck surgery.

Can diabetics have liposuction?

Yes, of course it is possible. The important factor in this case is your sugar levels. If you are able to keep them steady for a long period of time before the surgery and you control your diabetes, there is no problem in performing the liposuction surgery. It is worth remembering that you need to take extra care of your incision site, due to slower healing connected with this type of health problems.

Does liposuction have health benefits?

Sometimes liposuction is used to treat certain medical conditions, such as lymphedema, fat accumulating in men breasts (gynecomastia), lipodystrophy syndrome, lipomas.

What liposuction technique is best?

Answer to this question depends on the results you are looking for. There are many types of liposuction:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAS)
  • Laser Assisted Lipolysis (LAL)

Each type of liposculpture offers certain profits, but the main goal is reducing amount of fat that have accumulated in your body.

What happens to the fat after the liposuction?

The fat removed from your body during the liposuction can be transferred to another part of your body as a fat transfer. You can make certain parts of your body bigger, such as buttocks, breasts etc. However, if you are only interested in liposuction, the fat that was drained from your body is considered a medical waste and is treated as such. Special companies deal with medical wastes and dispose of the fat in a proper way.

When can you exercise after the liposuction?

Recovery time depends on the many factors, such as liposuction type, amount of fat removed and your health. After the surgery, your surgeon will advise you how long you need to wait until you can start exercising again. Usually, the patient can do light workouts a week after the surgery.

What is the cheapest destination for liposuction?

There are many destinations that can offer you cheap prices for liposuction, such as Thailand, South Korea or India. However, it is important to remember that liposuction is a surgery and every health and medical standard has to be fulfilled. When it comes to great prices and the best level of safety, Poland is your choice. In Poland, we have surgeons with years of experience, education from the best medical universities and clinics with modern and up-to-date equipment. It is important for our clinics to offer you the best deal combined with highest safety procedures, so do not hesitate and contact our patient advisors to book your liposuction in Poland

Where can liposuction be done?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery, so should be performed in clinics or hospitals equipped to deal with such procedures. Every safety and health standard needs to be fulfilled, to provide you with the best care possible.  

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

To be a good candidate for liposculpture surgery you need to be less than 30 pounds over your ideal weight, cannot suffer from any long time diseases and generally, you need to be in good health. Another important factor is to keep your weight stable for at least a year prior to liposuction surgery.

Will insurance cover liposuction?

Unfortunately, liposuction surgery is not covered by insurance. However, if you really wish to undergo the procedure, you may find prices abroad a lot more affordable than in your home country. Please contact our patient advisor to learn more about the liposuction procedure in Poland.

Will liposuction affect pregnancy?

There are no indications that having liposuction surgery can affect pregnancy later in life. You can have the surgery and get pregnant even a year after the surgery, but it is important to remember that the fat might be back after the birth of your child.

Will liposuction help me lose weight?

During the liposuction, several liters of fat can be removed and you may lose few pounds. However, the main aim of lipo is to sculpture your body, not get rid of extra pounds. This procedure should not be treated as weight loss tool, that is why exercise is advised if you wish to lose more than few pounds.