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What is liposuction
It is a surgical intervention that consists of the extraction/aspiration of the subcutaneous adipose tissue by introducing a tube (cannula) under the skin through 3-4 mm incisions. Its objective is to improve the body contour aesthetically.
Who is liposuction indicated for?
The liposuction is indicated in elderly patients who have good health and presenting localized fat deposits in some areas of the body you want to delete. Before requesting an intervention, patients have tried to treat these areas with diet and exercise, to no avail. The usual distribution of fat depends on sex, with the hips and mules being the affected areas in women and the abdomen and flanks in men.
How liposuction is performed
Before extracting the fat, the adipose tissue is infiltrated with a combination of serum, local anesthetics, and vasoconstrictors. In this way, it speeds up the subsequent aspiration of the fat through a specific cannula, with little loss of blood and clean fat that allows its subsequent use by lipofilling.
Where is liposuction performed?
An intervention like this must be carried out in an approved operating room, with the presence of a team of anesthetists, qualified surgeons, and nursing staff. It is generally performed using local anesthesia and intravenous sedation monitored and controlled by the anesthesiologist. The most common is that it is an outpatient intervention, and the patient can go home when he wakes up from anesthesia and recovers from it.
How long does the intervention take?
It is an intervention that has a duration that varies depending on the areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be extracted. Some interventions last only about an hour, and others can last up to three hours. It will also depend on whether it is done in isolation or combination with other procedures.