What is liposuction?

Liposuction or commonly known as “lipo” surgery is used to remove by aspiration a percentage of body fat. To extract thin tubes are used so that surgery leaves scars are really small and almost invisible.

The areas of the body that normally are treated with this surgery are the abdomen, back, neck, legs, arms, hips, etc.. and in most cases are achieved excellent results dramatically improving body appearance.

Despite the good results obtained with this surgery, it is important to clarify that improves cellulite, sagging or stretch marks.

The completion of the surgery depends on the physical conditions and health of the individual patient but is ideally made for people with a normal weight or slightly increased, there are no problems of elasticity in the skin without cellulite and smooth specific contour.

As stated above, if the patient has cellulite, this is not going to fix, but if you see a significant improvement in the contour.

Liposuction surgery

This surgery also offers the improvement of areas such as rabbits or lower back that can not be improved by any other method that in these areas there is a deposit of fat called “brown fat” which dissipates only if the patient reaches a Advanced point of malnutrition.

According to the Colombian Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery results depend among other things on the site operated, for example, when it comes to conventional liposuction “rabbits” patient satisfaction is 100%, in For abdominal liposuction patient satisfaction is 85%, or in the case of high back liposuction than 70% and lower than 90%.

Also often hear the term liposculpture and tends to cause confusion among patients not knowing the difference of this procedure versus traditional liposuction. The difference is basically that combines liposuction liposuction lipoinyección, ie optimizing the body contour and and injected some of the rendered fat in the area that needs it. Normally 50% of the injected fat is absorbed by the body but still the improvement will be noticeable.

Liposuction surgery in Medellín

Liposuction (without fat transfer)

USD2.611

Back to home in 2 weeks


Liposuction (with fat transfer)

USD3.032

Back to home in 2 weeks

Prices given below are approximate and not definitive, is for our clients to have an idea of the approximate costs so you are able to create your budget:

How liposuction is done?

Liposuction can be performed under general anesthesia whether to remove large amounts of fat in different parts of the body or with local anesthesia if they are to treat smaller areas and in a more localized.

It is important to note that there are different types of lipo such as deep, superficial, tumescent, ultrasonic, vasser, laser etc., But are not entered to examine their differences and used one or the other depending on the individual patient’s house and therefore not could be secured which is better than the other.

After the operation it is mandatory that the patient use over a period of time, a special belt will decide to dispose of the empty space between the muscle and skin have been removed fat. Normally this belt must be worn at all time during the 30 days after surgery.

After surgery the patient will be swollen, experienced mild pain and have some bruises. The first day usually removes some blood clots which can stain clothing or the bed, this is normal and the patient should not worry.

Liposuction recovery

The pain you feel is temporary and easily managed with analgesics, bruises and swelling improved by 90% at 15 days after surgery. This surgery has a very short recovery time, usually 3 to 5 days. The first 2 weeks is not recommended to use pools because it increases the risk of infection. As for sports or exercise, it is advisable to re-take 3 or 4 weeks after surgery.

During healing will be felt in the operated areas small lumps under the skin and numbness will disappear after 2 or 4 months. Additionally, patients are advised to carry out massages by qualified personnel to combat areas of fibrosis that may occur and to drain fluids that should be removed.

Finally you get a new look of your abdominal contour so you can upload your self-esteem and your clothes look better, the results are truly rewarding and maintained for a long period of time as long as the patient begins to have a healthy diet and exercise appropriate.

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