Liposuction removes fat from your body using suction cannulas . During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through small holes in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these tubes as the doctor moves the tubes around under the skin to target specific fat deposits.
Liposuction with Dr Wessam is usually done in a hospital under supervision of a team of well trained anesthesiologists present at all times to observe the patients. In general, it does not require an overnight hospital stay unless a large volume of fat is being removed. Local anesthesia is used in some cases. And you may or may not be given a sedative to help you relax. If a large area or volume of fat is being treated, general anesthesia or deep sedation with a local anesthetic may be used.
After the procedure, a firm-fitting garment may be used, this type of garment differs depending on which part of the body was treated. You may have to wear the compression garment for 3 to 4 weeks. Expect a lot of bruising and swelling for at least the first 7 to 10 days.
Fluid may drain from the incision sites for several days. You may be given antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
Most people are able to get up and move around as soon as the treatment is finished and after the effects of the anesthesia and any sedation have worn off. Most people can return to work within a few days. Recovery may take longer if large areas were treated.
The main purpose of liposuction is to reshape one or more areas of your body. Liposuction is typically used on "problem" areas that have not responded well to diet and exercise. These areas are often on the outer thighs and hips on women and the waist and back on men. The face, neck, abdomen, back, buttocks, legs, and upper arms are all commonly treated.
Improvement in body contour is usually noticeable right after surgery. And improvement may continue for several weeks or even months as the swelling goes away. The full effects of having liposuction may not be visible for several months to a year.
Liposuction using Vaser and Laser also tightens the skin over the treated area. It may take up to 6 months for the skin to tighten around the treated area.
Some people's skin is very elastic and retracts more quickly than other people's skin. Younger skin tends to have greater elasticity than older skin.