Liposuction: 5 questions that l’we ask ourselves
Liposuction or liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at treating localized excess fat in order to permanently modify its silhouette. You want to have liposuction ? We know how this type of operation can generate many questions. Pain, areas to be operated on, duration to observe the effects, precautions… we try to answer your questions about liposuction.
Liposuction: is it painful? ?
It is often the first question about liposuction that we ask ourselves as a patient: is liposuction painful? ?
Know that the intervention itself will be performed under local or general anesthesia. So you won't feel any pain during the liposuction itself,’it is done at the Rive Droite Paris Etoile clinic, or in another practice in the country. The question nevertheless arises for possible post-operative pain.
First of all, it is important to emphasize that the pain can vary from one patient to another: depending on your body and your sensitivity, you may feel more or less pain.
Moreover, thepain intensity generally goes hand in hand with the amount of fat that was extracted during the procedure.
Finally, some areas treated with liposuction are more painful than others.
In any case, it is very common for the postoperative period of liposuction to be painful for about a week. You may experience the equivalent of intense body aches. Analgesics are thus prescribed in order to reduce the discomfort of everyday life during the few days following the intervention.
Note: liposuction is therefore a rather heavy surgical procedure. We therefore advise you to plan a work stoppage to let your body rest.
What parts of the body can suffer’intervention ?
Another question about frequent liposuction: different areas of the body that can be treated.
Liposuction can be performed on many parts of the body, both upper and lower limbs:
- The abdomen,
- Love handles and hips (saddlebags)
- the buttocks,
- The face,
- The calves and ankles,
- The back.
After how long are the effects visible ?
The effects of liposuction are not immediate. Indeed, this intervention being deeper than a more classic act of aesthetic medicine (injections, etc.).), your body will need some time to recover.
For liposuction, you will be able to see the first results of the intervention after approximately four to six weeks, after which time the edema formed following the operation will have resorbed naturally.
Then, it will take four to six months to see the final results of the intervention (time required for the skin to retract in accordance with your new silhouette). After six months, the results of the operation are considered to be final.
Note: some surgical scars may take up to 12 months to fade and whiten.
Can multiple liposuctions be used? ?
As another question about liposuction, you may be wondering if it is possible to use several procedures.
In theory, there is no limit to the number of liposuctions that can be performed, all areas of the body combined.
Regarding liposuction on the same area of the body, a new intervention will generally not be necessary since the effects of such an intervention are permanent. Indeed, the fat does not come back if the liposuction is well performed and your lifestyle is good.
Finally, it is still advisable tospace out two liposuctions (3 months minimum) if you want to treat excess fat in several areas of your body in several stages.
What precautions after this surgery ?
As we mentioned in a previous question about liposuction, this cosmetic surgery procedure is not trivial and will require you to take some precautions.
Here are some of our recommendations after liposuction.