Liposuction is a procedure aimed at removing localized fat pads in order to correct the shapes and contours of certain body parts. The principle of the procedure - through a special tube (cannula), which is placed under the skin, excess fat is absorbed by means of a vacuum apparatus.
Liposuction before and after
Indications for liposuction
Liposuction is carried out in order to remove the surface layer of adipose tissue, which is located between the skin and muscles. Liposuction does not help in case of excess fatty tissue located under the muscles and inside the abdominal cavity (deep and inner layers of fat).
An adult has a constant number of fat cells, and obesity occurs due to increasing of these cells in volume. Liposuction is indicated in case of local obesity, there are definite places, such as fat deposits in the thighs, pelvis, abdomen, flanks, chin, knee joint.
Liposuction is not able to solve the problem of obesity affected by metabolic disorders, excess of fat cells due to genetic factors, unhealthy diet, other reasons.
The purpose of liposuction is the correction of the contours and shapes of individual body parts, but not the loss in the whole body mass.
General contraindications: cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder, pregnancy, endocrine obesity, apparent disorders of skin elasticity.
Adipose tissue is removed through small punctures (2-10 mm) in the skin using a thin metal tube (cannula) and a vacuum apparatus where one of the cannula ends is attached. The apparatus provides negative pressure. “Back and forth” movements of the cannula destroy subcutaneous fat and contribute to its vacuum suction.
Skin wounds are sutured with hidden cosmetic sutures, drain tubes are placed in the liposuction areas, but they are removed in 1-2 days. At the end of the procedure, the patient wears a special compression garment in order to prevent complications.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 1-3 hours (depending on the complexity of the surgery). The patient stays in a clinical setting for 1-3 days.
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options: small punctures around the treated body area. After complete healing and recovery, the scars are hardly noticeable.
*Recovery period. After the surgery, the patient wears special compression garments for 4-6 weeks. The sutures are removed in 5-7 days. The swells and bruises disappear in 2-4 weeks, indurations disappear in a few months.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, sensory decrement, indurations.
*Risks: infectious complications, hematomas, the sustainable healing process, serous fluid collection, asymmetry, roughness of the body contours, skin sagging, skin necrosis in the treated area.
*Result: long-term in case of the absence of weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, pregnancy.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
nuchal and suprascapular regions
front chest wall
lumbar region (flank)
front abdominal wall
outer (inner, front) side of the thigh
isolated trochanteric lipotrophy
posterior surface of the shoulder
posterior and superior surface of the shoulder
Do I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.