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Liposuction Poland - FAQ

Updated May 13, 2019

Reviewed by Tomasz Klos, MD

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 a 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 an experienced surgeon. Our clinics offer you the 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 the surgeon’s experience.

Are liposuction results immediate?

Yes, the results appear immediately after liposuction surgery. Nevertheless, there is also swelling which gradually eases off, thanks to which patients can observe the results becoming visible. Patients see improvement in their look every day but can enjoy the final results after about 6 months.

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 anesthesia with sedation. 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 the 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, for example, Vaser liposuction, laser liposuction, RF liposuction.

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. The choice of anesthesia is determined by treated body parts, e.g knees or chin lipo can be done under local anesthesia only.

Does liposuction hurt?

Most types of liposuction are performed under local anesthesia with sedation, which means you are asleep the whole procedure. After the surgery you are given pain medications, so probably you will feel more of 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 in Poland. Our clinics offer you surgeons with multiple years of 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. After the surgery, there are no fat cells left in the treated area. It is worth remembering that if you gain weight, the fat will appear but the treated area will be deprived of it.

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 laser, vaser or RF liposuction, 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?

We should not talk about the best type. Each liposuction gives the same results – it destroys fat cells. The difference is in the user device and method.

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 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 surgery and every health and the 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 the 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 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 liposuction 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 a 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 a weight loss tool, that is why exercise is advised if you wish to lose more than a few pounds.

Sources:

  1. Deepak K. Kalaskar, Peter E M Butler, Shadi Ghali, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the UK 2016
  2. Bruce E. Katz and Neil S. Sadick, MD, Body Contouring, the UK 2009
  3. Sunitha Raj, Liposuction – The big fat story, the UK 2017
  4. Melvin A. ShiffmanAlberto Di Giuseppe, Liposuction: Principles and Practice, Germany 2016
  5. Deepak K. Kalaskar, Peter E M Butler, Shadi Ghali, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the UK 2016

Klaudia Grabowska

Klaudia has been working for a medical tourism company as a patient advisor for years. She has been helping a lot of patients from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and many other countries. She knows very well foreign patients needs and she does her best to help them.
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