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Liposuction is a
procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat
from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks,
thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although no
type of liposuction is a substitute for diet and exercise,
liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don't respond
to traditional weight-loss methods. Often times it is referred
to as liposculpture, lipoplasty or suction lipectomy.
The first consultation
In Sensual Body Dream during the first consultation the surgeon
analyzes the conditions of the patient which is the best way to
correct the defect.
The surgeon will recommend the best solution with respect to the
intervention to be made and the best form to perform it. He will
also answer all the questions that you have and tell the
reasonable expectations that you can have regarding the final
Liposuction consists, basically, in the suction of the fat
deposits by means of very thin cannulas.
The volume of fat that can be extracted in a session depends,
mainly, on the quality of the skin and its capacity of
retraction usually related the zone of the body to be treated.
Very important volumes of fat can be obtained throughout several
sessions. Several sessions allows a better recovery of the skin
if the volumes are very important. However, in the great
majority of the cases, an only session is sufficient.
intervention is made with very fine cannulas, reason why the
scars that are of between 3 and 4 millimeters are inappreciable
to the few weeks.
Extensive surgery was usually required to remove stubborn fatty
deposits; however, in the early 1980s, dermatologic surgeons
pioneered liposuction techniques and developed tumescent
liposuction which changed surgical fat removal completely.
With tumescent liposuction, one or more small incisions may be
made. Because of this, less invasive micro-cannulas can be used.
Furthermore, the newer tumescent liposuction technique and the
micro-cannulas allow for a more gradual, targeted, and metered
treatment, and a more gradual and controlled removal of fat.
This enables the surgeon to contour the area more effectively.
Tumescent liposuction provides several advantages over the
• Using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
and other general-anesthesia-related side effects.
• The recovery time is shorter.
• There is less blood and fluid loss.
• Use of antibacterial lidocaine may reduce the chance of
• Intravenous fluid replacement is not necessary.
• The swelling or tumescence of the fatty deposits amplifies the
areas for liposuction, thus reducing the risk of a secondary
• The new cannula design with tumescent liposuction reduces
and swelling after surgery.
• Smaller incisions result in less scarring.
Tumescent Liposuction Procedure
Cannulas have now been miniaturized so that they can be inserted
through much smaller openings in the skin. A number of small
holes may be placed in the skin around the treated area (instead
of few larger holes. The cannulas are inserted through these
small openings and the fat is removed.
The term "tumescent" means swollen and firm, which is how this
technique prepares the fatty tissue for removal. A solution of
lidocaine (a local anesthetic) is injected into the fatty area
along with a solution to constrict the blood vessels (typically
epinephrine). The lidocaine is absorbed by the fatty tissue and
causes the tissues to become swollen and firm. A large area of
fatty tissue can be numbed using this technique, allowing for a
large area of liposuction to be performed while the patient is
under local anesthesia.
The epinephrine causes the blood vessels to constrict or shrink
in the area of the procedure, which has a number of advantages.
The vasoconstriction limits blood loss during the procedure and
provides for a longer-lasting numbing effect, because there is
less blood flow to carry the lidocaine away from the area of the
Sensual Body Dream considers the next areas of liposuction:
Cheeks / Chin
Body: Abdomen / Waist
/ Hips / Buttocks / Back / Upper arms /
Thighs / Inner knee / Chest area / Calves / Ankles
In most of cases, liposuction is
combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as a
facelift, breast augmentation or reduction, buttock augmentation
(with fat injection) or tummy tuck.
Local anesthesia and complementary sedation, epidural anesthesia
or in some cases general anesthesia.
Duration of the operation
Between half and hour and 3 hours.
How long is the patient hospitalized?
For liposuction one day of hospitalization is usually needed if
there are no complications.
After Your Procedure
The recovery is very fast and the postoperative period is
usually well tolerated, since the annoyances caused by the
intervention are not important.
Most of patients can return to normal tasks after one week. Even
so, the surgeon will recommend not making activities that
require physical effort during the first weeks after the
However, in the later weeks to the intervention, the treated
zone undergoes a certain inflammation, that it is reduced
gradually, to disappear completely between the third and sixth
The first postoperative month you must use a compressive elastic
garment and massages, in order to help in the process of natural
recovery of the skin.
Post Op Follow up
In Sensual Body Dream the strictest norms of quality are
followed, that go beyond the intervention. For that reason
detailed postoperative controls are made, so the patient feels
safe and accompanied. During your stay you will have several
consultations, to check that the process follows the natural
course and to ensure you that can leave Bolivia without any
problem once in your country.
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