Liposuction is a way to improve body shape. However, there are some aspects that you need to know before undergoing this procedure. In this article, we have gathered some information about Liposuction that might useful for you.
Who is the right candidate for Liposuction?
The fat deposits under the skin can happen to anyone. But the best candidates for performing Liposuction are as follows:
- Women and men who have excess fat, especially in the abdomen, arms, thighs, and neck.
- Those who have made various efforts to lose weight through exercise and diet with no results.
- Those who still have elastic skin. Age is not a determining factor, but many elderly patients lack skin elasticity, so they don't get optimal results.
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When does Liposuction go wrong?
- Liposuction is not designed to lose weight. Patients who are already overweight or have very excessive fat deposits are not good candidates for this surgery. The best way for them to lose weight is by doing a diet and exercise.
- People with the dysmorphic disorder, a psychological disorder that makes people restless and always dissatisfied with their bodies. They usually come to the doctor repeatedly. Clients like this are not sure of their own desires.
- Patients with heart disease should not do Liposuction. Anesthesia can interfere with blood circulation. Therefore, we don't recommend patients with heart disease to do the procedure. Diabetics can do Liposuction as long as their blood sugar is controlled.
- If you lose weight and have a lot of excess skin after weight loss, then abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be done to remove excess tissue and tighten muscles. Liposuction can be done at the same time to remove excess accumulated fat. Remember that Liposuction must be accompanied by a good diet and exercise. Because Lliposuction is not a substitute for diet or exercise.
Liposuction, like other aesthetic surgery procedures, is a way to improve body shape. But it will not completely change the patient's body shape. Therefore, patients must have realistic expectations. It may change the appearance of your body shape, but it will not affect anything if it is not accompanied by a good and healthy lifestyle.
What do patients need to do before taking the procedure?
- Conduct health check before surgery
- Choose an experienced plastic surgeon
- Discuss with the plastic surgeon, how much fat will be sucked
- 1-2 weeks do not take drugs that are blood thinners
How long does Liposuction take?
Liposuction takes between 1-2 hours or more depending on the area to be worked on.
What complications might occur?
Every medical procedure has risks. In liposuction, generally, the complications that occur are bleeding, infection, and thromboembolism. There are also other complications, such as the skin becoming uneven, hematoma (a collection of blood outside of blood vessels), Seroma (a pocket of clear serous fluid that sometimes develops in the body after surgery), fat emboils and excess fluid in the body. Other side-effects of this liposuction can also cause blackened or wrinkled skin to bleed which can be dangerous, but the occurrence is very rare. Therefore, to reduce these risks, doctors must conduct a preliminary examination, including laboratory examinations. With adequate preparation, the right method, and in the hands of a professional plastic surgeon, the risk of surgery will be minimal.
The recommended treatments after the surgery to help post-recovery are as follows:
- LMD (lymphatic drainage Massage)
- Exilis (radio frequency) treatment
- The use of corsets for about 1 month
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