The liposuction procedure has gained recently an unbelievable demand among the public in the Arab world and Western countries. Recent statistics recorded that about 300,000 thousand people undergo liposuction from multiple areas of the body in the United States of America which reflects the extent of the success and safety of the procedure in addition to its ability to achieve the imaginary images immediately.
Liposuction has no side effects or negative consequences appearing on the patient as reported, In addition, minimum recovery period with no interruption from work and no isolation or independence in bed until recovery. Only the patient enjoys the positive side of the operation, which is fitness, and health, youthful appearance.
What do you know about body liposuction?
Dr. Yasser Badi, the expert and the plastic surgeon, briefly discusses all you need to know about this procedure. Liposuction is a simple and uncomplicated cosmetic intervention that takes only 40 minutes under local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon uses one of the modern advanced techniques to dissolve solid and stubborn fat from a selected body area into a simpler form then specific medical tools are used to suction the melted fat and pull it out of the body. Thus, patients nowadays can get rid of the fat with scientific and technical intelligence, away from surgical incisions that require dozens of cosmetic stitches and scars that remain noticeable.
The most common body areas where liposuction is performed in men and women
Dr. Yasser Badi ensures the validity of performing body sculpting using modern techniques on all parts of the body, even the delicate areas that require additional care and high precision. The liposuction process has been tried hundreds of times in addition to obtaining a permit from the World Health Authority parts to be performed on the following body parts:
- The face.
- The neck.
- The chin.
- The arms.
- Full chest area in men.
- Breast area in women.
- Waist and abdomen.
Types of body sculpting procedures
Dr. Yasser Badi enumerated several approved modern technologies by the American International Organization used in, dissolving, melting, or freezing and then suctioning fatty tissue outside the body to be eliminated forever. These techniques include;
This technique relies on sound waves and ultrasound, VASER technology is the most important, most famous, and safe.
In Laser technology, the frequency of a laser beam is adjusted to a specific temperature to melt fatty tissue.
Freezing or cooling
The subcutaneous fatty tissue in this technology is exposed to low temperatures to break it down.
Radio waves technology
Fatty tissue is melted in these techniques by the energy emitted from Radio waves.
Multiple injection techniques
Multiple injections with specific materials are injected in several areas to break down fat and then the body drains it through its natural functions.
Instructions and precautions before liposuction
Dr. Yasser Badi provides several instructions before the operation to ensure safety and positive, satisfactory results. Before the operation, the following should be taken into account:
- Conducting all medical and clinical examinations.
- Conducting all laboratory examinations.
- Do not hesitate to ask your plastic surgeon all questions on your mind until you clearly understand all you need to know.
- Understand all post-operative instructions.
- Clearly understand the potential risks and know what to do if you encounter those risks.
- Completely stop smoking to ensure rapid healing of surgical incisions.
- Determining the appropriate locations for surgical incisions by performing a clear autopsy on the patient’s body.
- Examine the skin and check for sufficient elasticity.
Liposuction best candidates
Dr. Yasser Badi set several criteria that make you a suitable candidate for performing liposuction procedure, these criteria are:
- Having accepted collagen percentage allows flexibility, freshness, and vitality.
- Having accepted muscle strength to tighten the body shape after the fat removal.
- Having a good health status and not suffering from any chronic conditions.
- The patient should be in an ideal or near-ideal body weight and not obese.
- Verify all needed allergy tests before the operation.
- Abstaining some medications before the procedure, especially those affecting bleeding.
360-degree liposuction technology
The term 360-degree liposuction refers to the technique used to remove fat from the upper abdominal area, the lower abdomen, the sides, and the lower back to obtain a harmonious and sculpted shape.
This technique helps the patient to enjoy a distinctive and sculpted look that suits both women’s desire to obtain a curvy figure, an hourglass figure, or a man’s desire to sculpt the abdomen to highlight the symmetry of the six-packs. The final results are permanent if one follows a healthy lifestyle.
Warnings and precautions after liposuction procedure
Dr. Yasser Badi provides some important tips you should follow after the liposuction procedure to ensure the success of the procedure, which are the following:
- Avoid applying any pressure on the liposuction area.
- Relax, rest, and sleep well.
- Sleep only on your back.
- Avoid any strenuous physical activity.
- Perform light physical activities like walking to avoid blood clot formation.
My experience with liposuction
Ahmed, the bodybuilder, disclosed the details of his experience with abdominal liposuction a few hours ago and told his followers about the presence of accumulations of simple lymphatic fat in the abdominal area, which hides the muscles in some way, and this causes him to feel discomfort as he loves looking at his toned abdominal muscles that motivated him to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain that shape that distinguishes him among his friends and makes him a constantly sought-after advertising face on the fronts of magazines and newspapers.
Ahmed underwent the operation and returned to his home on the same day accompanied by a companion to be prepared for the second part of the operation, which is home care and the recovery period.
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Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Alexandria University Master of Plastic Surgery
Egyptian Fellowship for Plastic Surgery