Liposuction and liposculpture

What is Liposuction or Liposculpture Surgery?

What is Liposuction or Liposculpture Surgery?

Liposuction is the most widely practised cosmetic surgery procedure in the world, and despite the news reports, it is still among the most practised and safest procedures to date.

This surgical technique allowsvarious parts of the body to be reshaped by subcutaneous aspiration of fat deposits located in various parts of the body such as the chin, hips, abdomen, upper and lower limbs.

it is particularly indicated for reshaping the body profile if the patient suffers from modest accumulations of fat tissue due to slight weight gain or due to congenital fat tissue distribution.

The doctors at Studio Romano Fuhr pay particular attention to shape enhancement by recommending 'soft touch' approaches to the problem of localised fat deposits.




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Liposculpture represents the technical evolution of traditional liposuction invented in the 1970s.

The purpose of liposculpture is not so much the removal of large amounts of fat in order to reduce the circumferential volumes of large parts of the body such as the torso or thighs, but the possibility of a finer 'sculpting of small body areas'.

This technique differs from traditional liposuction because:

  • It is performed with very thin cannulae of 2/3 mm thickness
  • It allows targeted aggression in the subcutaneous fat tissue
  • The resulting extensive skin sloughing allows better recovery of the skin excess

it should be specified that the two techniques are commonly combined in order to obtain a more aesthetic and harmonious result.

Liposuction surgery is indicated in both male and female patients suffering from moderate fat accumulation on a congenital basis or slight weight gain.

The sites that can be treated are many, but certainly the most frequently treated are

  • prominent hips
  • prominent abdomen
  • large thighs with localised fat deposits
  • chin or paunch

The operation can be performed all year round, but the best time of year is certainly the cooler months, as it is necessary to wear elastic girdles or particularly thick elastic stockings for one month.

The preoperative visit with the medical staff of Studio Romano Fuhr is aimed at assessing the patient's general clinical situation and agreeing on the desired result in an absolutely informal but professional atmosphere.

If surgery on the lower limbs is desired, in order to rule out pre-existing venous pathologies and to better understand the genesis of the problem (thick legs, cellulite, water retention, etc.), patients are advised to perform, in addition to the routine examinations for all surgical procedures (blood count, coagulation balance and ECG), the following specific examination

  • echocolordoppler of the lower limbs

The doctors at Studio Romano Fuhr during the pre-operative visit highlight with the patient the areas of interest to be treated, which are marked by means of an accurate drawing that will then allow the surgeon to safely perform a suction of the excess adipose tissue by means of thin metal canulas connected to a mechanical aspirator. The amount of adipose tissue removed depends on the patient's shape and should never exceed 2-3 litres per surgical session.

The operation can be performed either under local, loco-regional anaesthesia or general anaesthesia depending on the areas to be treated and their extent, with a variability of surgical and hospitalisation times. Generally, operations are performed in day hospital with a 4-6 hour stay before discharge.

The residual scars from the operation are millimetric and therefore 'invisible' to prying eyes.

The result of liposuction is generally definitive if the patient keeps a constant check on his weight.

The postoperative course of liposuction is usually characterised by slight haematoma and oedema associated with mild discomfort easily controlled with oral analgesics over 24 hours.

Bed rest is recommended for 6 -12 hours then moderate activity for 5-7 days after which the patient can return to work.

The patient will be checked and dressed after 24 hours, one week and two weeks with a general evaluation of the result one month after surgery.

Stitches do not usually have to be removed as these will reabsorb spontaneously.

In order to accelerate the resolution of oedemas, it is advisable to wear elastic braces (girdles, stockings, sheaths, etc.) for one month.