Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty (``fat modeling``), liposculpturesuction lipectomy (``suction-assisted fat removal``) or simply lipo is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body, so you can gain a nicely shaped, but most importantly, a healthy body!
A unique technique
Areas affected can range from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere. In this approach, a small cannula (like a straw) attached to a syringe is inserted through small incisions in the affected areas of the body. The cannulas are moved back and forth underneath the skin, vacuuming out excess fat deposits for a better contour. Liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure using local or epidural anesthesia combined with sedation, and generally takes less than 2 hours to complete. Once the fat is out of your body, the total amount oflipoaspirated fat is separated into two equal portions. The first part is maintained as it is, as it contains stem cells. The second part undergoes stem cell isolation and is added to the first part. The result is the Stromal Enriched Lipograft (SEL) which then can be used for buttocks augmentation or correcting congenital or acquired face and body defects.
Liposuction recovery usually takes about 2 weeks. Patients can expect some degree of bruising and swelling in the first few days after liposuction. Patients are encouraged to wear a compression garment for 15 days after surgery to facilitate the healing process. Over the course of the recovery period, the full results of liposuction should become apparent. Patients are generally able to resume normal daily activities about 2-3 days after the procedure.