What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure usually done in operating rooms in hospitals to get rid of extra stubborn fat resistant to weight loss from different parts of the body in a uniform manner that follows and enhance the body contours and musculature appearance liposculpture is also a recent term for the same procedure.
Types of Liposuction
Also called ultrasound-assisted liposuction, it uses the ultrasonic waves to liquify the fat in the area required.
Benefits of Vaser Liposuction
It has added benefits of:
- Liquify the fat, makes it easier for the surgeon to remove it and become and concentrate more on the contour.
- Increasing skin tightening to minimize the risk of skin sagging after fat removal
- Greatly decrease the blood loss during the procedure.
- Considered a very safe procedure compared to other technologies used
- Less traumatic to the site and smoother skin in the end and greatly decrease the post procedure swelling.
Another alternative for Vaser liposuction, that uses helium and radio-frequency waves to liquify fat instead of vaser ultrasound waves and it has the same added benefits for skin tightening similar to Vaser.
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
PAL utilizes a power-assisted cannula that automatically moves back and forth as it is carefully guided throughout the treatment area by the plastic surgeon.
High definition liposuction
It’s the contemporary liposuction. It is a technique in liposuction when using any of the previously mentioned high-tech machines while enhancing the muscle appearance in men by enhancing their arms, chest and abdomen muscles, and giving women a nicely curved appearance by enhancing their abdominal muscles and altering the hip-waist ratio to a nice feminine contour by removing fat from one area and re-inject it into another. It is the preferred technique by Dr Mohamed Ashraf and we’ve been utilizing the technique since 2012 with great success.
Before the procedure
Dr Mohamed Ashraf will explain everything you need to know about the procedure and expected results.
Routine labs are required to make sure that the patient is in good health stats before our procedure.
You’re asked to
- Stop any analgesics 2 days before surgery apart from paracetamol
- Stop smoking
- Stop any multivitamins
- Stop blood thinning medications (aspirin, coumarin or NOAG) for 10 days
- Don’t stop any hypertension or diabetes drugs
Types of Anesthesia for liposuction
Almost all types of anesthesia is possible.
- Local anesthesia (with sedation)
- Epidural anesthesia (the one used for cesarean section)
- General anesthesia
The decision of which should be used is discussed with the patient and anesthesiologist to provide the safest for his/her case.
Small incisions not more than 5 mm, usually 2 incisions per body parts are made to do our job by performing first injection of fluids, then fat liquefaction, followed by suction of fat using our specialized instruments. Finally skin tightening and wound closure with or without draining tubes insertion to get rid of excess fluid and blood to avoid their accumulation under your skin and minimize after surgery swellings and bruises.
Body parts and areas that may require liposuction
Neck – Double chin
Female breasts (if huge and requires minimal breast reduction with no scars)
Fat may be re-injected during the procedure in the following areas
Face ( forehead – eyebrows – eyelids – cheeks – laugh lines – sad lines)
Male chest (for a more muscular look)
Hands for hand rejuvenations
Liposuction procedure time
Time varies from 1-4 hours depending on the amount of fat to be removed, the number of body areas we operate on and the devices used for skin tightening.
High definition Liposuction before and after photos
Liposuction for a beautiful women enhancing her waist and defining muscle lines
Vaser liposuction for male breast (Gynecomastia) and abdomen enhancing masculine features of the muscle
Recovery after liposuction
Recovery time varies from a few hours for a minimal procedure like double chin liposuction, to 2-3 days if a whole body was operated upon.
this type of procedures is usually considered a day-case procedure. However if more than 5 liters of fat is removed Dr Mohamed Ashraf may advise to stay overnight in the hospital to have some fluid replacement.
After The Procedure
A medical liposuction Compression Garment provided by our clinic must be worn for 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
The patient is instructed not to remove the compression garment in the first few days after surgery to avoid unfavorable outcome and complications.
You’ll be asked to drink lots of fluid and have a healthy diet.
Pain usually mild to moderate. Medications will prescribed and should be taken without modifications.
Lymphatic massage sessions will be arranged if it’s required for your case.
The patients is asked not to do vigorous physical exercise for the first 3-4 weeks.
Repeated follow-up visits in the clinic.
What are the potential risks of liposuction
- Bruises and swellings.
- Irregularities in the skin (inadequate fat removal).
- Skin scarring (very rare).
- Skin discoloration; if it occurs usually temporary and will resolve on it’s own.
- Skin numbness or change in color (usually resolves on its own within a few weeks).
- Blood collection under the skin (hematoma).
- Fluid collection under the skin (seroma).
The Cost of Liposuction Procedure in Egypt
The Cost hugely varies from one case to another
Factors determining the cost of the procedure:
- The number of areas required for fat removal
- The amount of fat to be removed from each area
- Injecting fat to different parts of the body like having a bbl (Brazilian butt-lift) fat injected to the fat or to the hands
You can always contact us to know more about the cost and get a quotation for your case on contact us on whatsapp
FAQ on liposuction
Is Liposuction considered a risk free procedure?
No, Although it’s considered to be one of the safest procedures in plastic surgery. Yet there might be some risks that should be discussed with the surgeon.
How long should i wear compression garment after liposuction?
Patients should wear their compression garments at all times for the first six weeks. Removing them only for taking a bath shower or wound care once daily for a maximum of 1 hour.
When to Expect Results?
Final results of any liposuction procedure is expected to appear from 1-3 months. However there are great variation depending on the amount of fat removed the age of the patient, skin quality.
Is high definition liposuction painful?
like any surgical procedure there moderate pain in the the first 1-3 that is tolerable with the analgesia we prescribe after the procedure.
How much weight can you lose with liposuction?
it’s always important to know that liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure, Liposuction is a shaping procedure and is indicated only for people who are slightly overweight or with normal body weight but are seeking a better shape or contour to their bodies.