Liposuction Questions

Liposuction or Lipoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery techniques in the world today. It addresses the problem of unsightly fat deposits in a person’s body that cannot be removed or reduced by implementing conventional dieting and exercise techniques. This article will provide some answers to your liposuction questions.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical technique that an Italian Dr. Giorgio Fischer, gynecologist from Rome, invented in 1974. Then in 1978 Dr. Illouz, a French plastic surgeon, used it in a purely cosmetic application. The surgical procedure, as the name suggests suctions out Lipo or fat from the body via a machine specifically designed for the procedure.

How is liposuction done?

The procedure is done through the use of cannulas, hollow, stainless steel tubes that are attached to a powerful vacuum. These cannulas are inserted in incisions made to areas of the body that are to be treated; these are then used to separate the fats from the skin and tissues and at the same time vacuum out the separated fat.

Can anybody have liposuction?

Almost anyone can go through a liposuction treatment, granted that they are in good physical condition and do not have existing cardiac or respiratory problems, since liposuction is a surgical procedure and will involve the use of anesthetics.

How would I know if a Surgeon is qualified to do Liposuction?

The following must first be established and an individual can have access to this information by simple research or by asking directly your prospective cosmetic surgeon.

The doctor must have Board Certification in a surgical specialization, be an expert in the management of cardiac emergencies, must have had accredited liposuction training in the classroom (didactic) and should have had comprehensive hands-on training in a clinical or hospital setting.

What other liposuction questions should I ask before going through surgery?
You doctor should disclose and abide by the generally accepted fact that the maximum volume of fat liquids that can be safely removed from the body is 4 liters only per operation. You should be made aware of the safe number of body parts that can be treated on a single operation, You must discuss with your doctor to schedule the surgical days at least a month apart if more than 24 hours a day of liposuction is to be performed. Avoid doing any other unrelated surgical procedures on the same day as liposuction.

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