It is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve body contours by removing stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction procedure is most commonly performed on areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and back.
How You Should Prepare for Operation?
Preparing for the surgery is an important part of the process. It can help ensure a safe and successful procedure. Here are some steps you should take to prepare for liposuction surgery:
- The first step in preparing for liposuction surgery is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your health and medical history, discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery. And also you should explain the procedure in detail.
- It is important to provide your plastic surgeon with a complete medical history, including any past surgeries, medical conditions, medications, and allergies. This information will help the surgeon determine if you are a good candidate for the liposuction procedure and if there are any potential risks or complications.
- Your plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions to follow before the surgery, such as when to stop eating and drinking and when to arrive at the surgery center. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a safe and successful operation.
- Before the surgery, you should prepare your home for a comfortable and safe recovery. This may include setting up a comfortable sleeping area, stocking up on supplies such as pillows, blankets, and ice packs, and arranging for any necessary equipment, such as a walker or crutches.
By following these steps, you can help ensure a safe and successful liposuction surgery and a smooth recovery.
During the Liposuction Procedure
The liposuction procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation. Plastic surgeon will make small incisions in the targeted area. Then they will insert a thin tube, which is attached to a vacuum device. The surgeon will then use the cannula to break up and suction out the fat cells from the area.
Liposuction can be performed using different techniques, including traditional liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), and laser-assisted liposuction (LAL). The choice of technique will depend on the patient’s individual needs and the surgeon’s preference.
What Happens After the Liposuction Procedure?
If you smoke, it is important to stop at least four weeks before the surgery. Smoking can increase the risk of complications, such as poor healing and infection.
Secondly, some medications, such as blood thinners and aspirin, can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery. You should avoid taking these medications for at least two weeks before the surgery, or as directed by your plastic surgeon.
After the surgery, you will need to have someone drive you home and assist you with daily activities for the first few days. It is important to arrange for a caregiver to help you during this time.
Like any surgical procedure, liposuction carries some risks and potential complications, including infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, and changes in sensation. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of liposuction with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing the liposuction procedure.