Liposuction is a technique that is especially recommended for people with a normal weight, who have isolated areas of concentrated fat and disproportionate compared to the rest of the body. These localized areas of fat are often hereditary and are very difficult to remove despite proper diet and exercise, which justifies the need to correct them through liposuction.
Although this procedure can be performed at any age, better results will always be obtained in patients whose skin still has sufficient elasticity to adapt again after removing the underlying fat. If the skin lacks sufficient elasticity, as is the case in some elderly patients, it will need to be removed through additional incisions and complementary procedures, such as brachioplasty, cruroplasty or abdominoplasty.
The anatomical regions in which localized fat can be removed by liposuction are the following:
- Abdomen and waist.
- Hip and buttocks
- Inner and outer thigh.
- Knees, ankles and calves.
- Double chin or neck.
- Upper arm region.
- Pectoral region.
Liposuction can sometimes be used to treat gynecomastia (or male breast enlargement) that can appear between adolescence and adulthood. In addition, this technique can be practiced in different areas of the body at the same time and in conjunction with other surgical interventions.
Details of the procedure
There are various methods to extract fat from the body, although all have as a preliminary step the introduction of a saline solution with local anesthesia and norepinephrine to sleep the area, improve pain control and avoid bruises. Subsequently, the body fat is extracted, using fine cannulas, through small incisions made in the skin. Liposuction is considered “high definition” when the treatment focuses not only on reducing fat, but also on body reshaping and marking of characteristic structures of defined or muscular bodies, such as abs, pectorals and buttocks.
There are several technical variants to carry out this procedure, depending on the wishes of each patient and the regions to be improved or marked. We will individually assess your case to consider the best options in order to achieve a natural and harmonious result with your body.