Liposuction and body contouring surgery

Liposuction Body Sculpting



Liposuction Body Sculpting

Anesthesia and preoperative planning

1. Prior to surgery, pressure garments that must be worn after surgery should be made (generally need to be worn for more than three months)
2. Before surgery, you must tell your doctor if you have any drug allergies.
3. Anticoagulant medication must be stopped a week prior to surgery in order to prevent intraoperative and postoperative bleeding.
4. Smoking should be avoided for at least two weeks before to and following surgery.
5. It is advised that medical professionals regulate and stabilize systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, abnormal thyroid function, etc. before you have surgery.
6. Please let your doctor know before surgery if you or anybody in your family has swollen feet or hypertrophic scars.
7. It is advised that liposuction and body contouring procedures be carried out under general anesthesia. Before the procedure, a simple EKG, chest X-ray, and blood collection are necessary.

Recovery process and post-operative care

1. To lessen discomfort and bruising, it is advised to apply ice for 10 minutes every hour for the first 5-7 days following eyelid surgery.
2. For three days following surgery, prophylactic oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, detumescence, and other medications will be administered.
3. To replace the dressing, eye ointment will be prescribed by eyelid wound care. Once each in the morning and evening, change your clothes. Clean the site with normal saline or boiled water, remove any scabs or secretions, and then apply fresh ointment.
4. A week following the procedure, the sutures will be taken out.
5. It is advised to warm the skin (to the temperature of face wash water in the morning in winter) for 10 minutes every hour after the stitches are removed to hasten the healing of bruises.
6.Each person’s level of postoperative swelling and bruising is different. It usually becomes apparent three to four days following surgery, and most people can feel better approximately two weeks later.
7.After the procedure, you can wash your face as usual, take a bath, dry your skin right away, and then apply the ointment. But refrain from swimming, wading in the stream alongside the sea, and taking a dip in the hot springs.
8.After surgery, stay away from strenuous activities like hard training, running, mountaineering, rock climbing, etc. It may raise blood pressure, result in bleeding, or leave wounds open. The diet is generally healthy, but stay away from alcohol, smoke, and spicy food (too spicy and salty)

Sequelae and Complications

1. Asymmetry is the most frequent side effect of eyelid surgery, and some individuals require revision surgery.
2. There is a danger of infection, hemorrhage, inadequate wound healing, etc. with any operation.
3. Although all surgeries leave scars, the plastic surgeon will meticulously stitch and use extremely thin sutures to tuck the scars into the creases of the skin and the borders of the hair, making them less noticeable and more difficult to locate. Even so, the scar may still be momentarily red and elevated (1-2 months after the operation) until it stabilizes, but after two to six months the scar will often gradually fade and become less noticeable.

Any surgery or treatment carries risks, and the results can differ depending on the patient's condition. Each patient may require a different type of surgery and treatment. Complete communication and in-depth examination with the surgeon are necessary prior to surgery.

Liposuction is NOT a type of bariatric surgery!

First things first: liposuction is not utilized to help people lose weight! Liposuction is not a procedure for weight loss! Changes in food, activity, and lifestyle are still necessary for weight loss. Even medicines and surgery are required for those who are morbidly obese to lose the optimum amount of weight.

What is a liposuction operation?

Body contouring with liposuction involves using surgical techniques to remove subcutaneous fat that has built up throughout the body, particularly on the face, chin, arms, trunk (waist & back), and lower limbs. Unattractive fat deposits and body lines are brought on by these sporadic fat accumulations. Liposuction cannot reduce intra-abdominal fat; instead, weight loss is necessary.

The primary goal of liposuction body sculpting is to contour the body by partially removing this ugly collected “subcutaneous fat.” Customers who are considering liposuction should be reminded once more that in order to attain the ideal body shape, they must combine a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and maintain their weight following surgery.

Who is suitable for liposuction surgery?

Customers who desire to have a beautiful body curve but have localized fat accumulation on their bodies may benefit from liposuction body shaping surgery. In order to eliminate the remaining local subcutaneous fat, Dr. Chen will advise patients who are interested in having this sort of surgery to try to maintain their weight within the desired body mass index (BMI) for six months to a year. After that, they can have liposuction and body sculpting surgery. After surgery, a typical lifestyle and regular exercise can be coupled for the optimum therapeutic outcome.

**The National Health Administration of Taiwan recommends that the BMI (weight (kg) divided by the square of height (meter)) for Chinese adults should be maintained between 18.5 (kg/㎡) and 24 (kg/㎡).

How is liposuction performed?

Under general anesthesia, liposuction procedures are typically carried out. To lessen intraoperative blood loss and reflex pain, the doctor will first inject diluted analgesic and hemostatic saline into the subcutaneous fat in the area to be liposuctioned. At the cover, several microscopic incisions between 0.5 and 1 cm long are made. The local hyperplasia fat is then removed through these microscopic incisions using a liposuction tube. The effectiveness of the various liposuction techniques currently available in Taiwan depends on the patient’s constitution and the doctor’s skill. There isn’t a single approach or tool that is superior than the rest.

Comparison of Common Liposuction Methods

 Water Jet LiposuctionUltrasonic LiposuctionPower Assist System (MicroAire® )
Principle FeaturesThe liposuction tube can simultaneously spray water jets to spread fat before performing liposuction.Utilize ultrasound to liquefy fat by breaking up fat particles, and then perform liposuction.Perform liposuction after distributing fat with the liposuction tube's vibrations.
Recovery PeriodAcute swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks.
Stable and natural for more than 3 months
Acute swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks
Stable and natural for more than 3 months
Acute swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks
Stable and natural for more than 3 months
Intraoperative Bleeding &
Postoperative Cruising
varies from person to personvaries from person to personvaries from person to person
CostHighVery HighMedium

Can additional operations be performed along with liposuction?

It can be combined with autologous fat grafting for face, buttock, and breast enlargement. But!!!! Dr. Chen advises against combining liposuction with other lengthy procedures (such as middle and lower face lifts with liposuction), as well as against liposuctioning two large areas simultaneously. This is because liposuction surgery generally does not want the procedure time to be too long to reduce the risk of intraoperative blood loss and anesthesia (eg thigh and abdominal ring).