Lipoaspiration (or “liposuction”) aims to radically and definitively help you get rid of saddlebags and remove excess fat that cannot be shifted by diet and exercise alone from your hips, abdomen, back or thighs.
Before the procedure
The preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with medical protocol and our anaesthetist will see you at the latest 48 hours prior to your procedure.
DAY D – 30: It is strongly recommended to stop smoking.
DAY D – 10: Stop taking any medication containing aspirin.
Certain types of anaesthesia may require you to be fasting 6 hours prior to the procedure.
Lipoaspiration incisions are short and discreet because they are usually hidden in a natural fold.
The fat is suctioned away by means of cannulas and the volume of fat that is removed is directly related to the quality of the underlying skin. At the end of the procedure, a shaping bandage is applied, over which you need to wear a compression garment (“panty girdle”) to prevent a wave effect.
After the procedure
The postoperative effects of a lipoaspiration are sometimes painful, and an oedema (swelling) and ecchymoses (bruises) may appear. For a few weeks, your skin may feel “asleep”. You will need to wear the compression garment day and night for 2 to 6 weeks, as per your surgeon’s instructions.
The return to work depends on the type of professional activity, but can be considered from the 3rd day after the procedure for light work. Sports can normally be resumed around the 4th week.