Liposuction is performed to remove localised fat deposits and to create a more balanced body shape. Liposuction is not an appropriate treatment for excess weight and it is not recommended if you are significantly overweight.
How it is done
Through very small incisions a small cannula is inserted in the areas to be treated, and the fat is aspirated using suction. The amount of fat to be removed determines whether the procedure will be carried out under local anesthesia, local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Several alternatives to simple suction-assisted liposuction exist and are continuously advertised: ultrasound liposuction, laser or vaser lipo, aqua lipo, power lipo and so on. They are normally combination of suction with another physical agent (laser or ultrasound). While most of these combined techniques have an unquestionable ‘marketing value’ toward patients, they may not offer significant advantages over the traditional liposuction and extra care should be taken in assessing the claims that advertisements make about these products.
After a liposuction it is normal to have swelling and bruising in the treated area for 2-3 weeks. An elastic, compressive garment has normally to be worn for 3-4 weeks. The true final result of the procedure is usually visible after 2-3 months. Pain after liposuction is generally low, and normal activities (excluding sports) can be resumed in few days.
Duration of the result
The results of liposuction are stable over long periods of time, provided that there are no significant changes in body weight.
Cost of liposuction
The cost of liposuction starts from 4,000 KYD. As all the cosmetic surgery procedures are highly personalized, please consider that these prices are guidelines only and may vary for each individual case, depending on the exact procedure needed, the type of anesthesia and the length of the hospital stay.
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