I have developed a technique to eliminate localized fat that is rebellious to diet and exercise. Achieve a method to shape the body regardless, whether the patient is thin or overweight.
Liposuction can be performed in all areas where there is excess fat. The most common are: abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs, but it is also possible on the chin, arms, back, and ankles.

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Reasons for surgery

– I have localized fat that I cannot eliminate with exercise or diet.
– I want to achieve better muscle definition.
– You need to improve the contour of your body.

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How do we do it?

First the marking is done by drawing circles and lines in the areas of the body to be treated. Anesthesia options include local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia provided by the team anesthesiologist. The intervention consists of suctioning the fat through a small cannula connected to a suction machine. That fat is removed or can be transferred to give volume to the buttocks or breasts. At the end of the surgery, a compression garment is placed to reduce inflammation and for the skin to better adapt to the new contour. No drains and very small scars of a few millimeters hidden below the line of the underwear or in folds.

High Definition Liposculpture or HD Lipo

High definition or HD liposculpture is a technique indicated for those who wish to model and define their figure in specific areas, making a natural marking of the muscles. Small amounts of fat are removed in specific parts of the body that are not possible to remove with diet or physical exercise. It is possible to define muscles of the abdomen, arms and legs. Excellent results are obtained in patients who perform physical exercise regularly. Additionally, muscle definition can be complemented by increasing certain body areas with lipotransference, for example, increasing the pectorals, deltoids or buttocks.

What technology is used?

Mechanically Assisted Liposuction – PAL
This type of liposuction uses a cannula that moves rapidly back and forth. This vibration makes it easier and faster to remove hard fat. Mechanically-assisted liposuction can cause less pain and swelling and allows the surgeon to remove the fat more precisely. This technique is chosen when it is necessary to extract large volumes of fat or if the patient has had a previous liposuction procedure.
LASER Laser-assisted liposuction – LAL
This technique uses high-intensity laser light to break up fat for removal. During liposuction, a laser fiber is inserted through a small incision in the skin that emulsifies the fat deposits. Then, liposuction is performed through a cannula thus modeling the body contour.
VASER Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction – UAL
This technology is sometimes used in conjunction with traditional liposuction. A metal rod that emits ultrasonic energy is inserted under the skin, breaking down the walls of the fat cells for easier removal. A new generation of ultrasound-assisted liposuction, called VASER liposuction, uses a device that can improve the contour of the skin and reduce the chance of injury to the skin.

Is the surgery painful?

Liposuction is very well tolerated and is not a painful procedure. Patients may experience some sensations of numbness or muscle fatigue that can be relieved with common analgesics. You may also notice the temporary loss of sensation in the skin of the operated area, which will gradually recover.

In which areas can it be done?

Liposuction can be performed in all areas where there is excess fat. The most common are the abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs, but it is also possible on the chin, arms, back, and ankles.

How long does the surgery last?

The intervention usually lasts between one and two hours. Depending on the number of areas and the volume of fat to be removed.

Is there a difference between Liposuction, Liposuction and Liposculpture

They are different ways of describing the same surgery. The principle remains the same, which is to remove localized fat with a cannula to achieve a better body contour.

Can I go to the pool or jacuzzi?

It is recommended 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. 

How should I use the girdle?

Wear your girdle all day and every day for the first 4 weeks (24x7x4). You should only take it off for washing or bathing. After the fourth week you can wear the strip for 12 hours a day. It can be during the day or at night. Make sure the girdle is not too tight on you. Your girdle should be snug but it should also feel comfortable, because you will have to wear it all day and for several weeks. The fit of the girdle should be similar to that of a bandage. The appropriate girdle should not leave marks on the skin of the areas that were subjected to liposuction. It is important that the regions subjected to lipo remain tight with the pressure of the girdle. Find your most comfortable position to rest (sitting or lying down).

How is the recovery?

In general, it is an outpatient surgery and the patient can return home a few hours after the intervention. She will wear a girdle for a month. Drainage tubes are not left. The wounds are millimeter and are hidden in folds or under underwear. It is normal for bruising, inflammation, or to feel some localized discomfort. The patient in two or three days will be able to return to work and drive a car. During the first month intense physical activity is not recommended. It is advisable to do lymphatic drainage massages in the treated areas, in order to make recovery faster. Although the results are noticeable immediately, to see the final result you will have to wait at least three months.

If I had liposuction and gained weight, how long should I wait for another surgery?

It is prudent to wait more than a year.

Are there risks?

Liposuction is surprisingly safe. As in any surgical procedure, skin injuries, temporary alteration of sensation, bruising, and inflammation can occur. Although it is possible to experience skin irregularities after liposuction, this effect is minimized through the use of micro cannulas. Other extremely rare risks are deep vein thrombosis and infection because tumescent local anesthesia acts as a bactericide. At the same time, there is no significant blood loss because the tumescent local anesthetic is vasoconstrictive.

Should I base my decision on the cost of liposuction alone?

The cheapest procedure may imply that the surgeon will perform the procedure quickly and incompletely. Liposuction is a manual art. Would you base your decision to buy an oil painting on price or on the skill of the artist? It is more reasonable to base your decision on the surgeon’s reputation, his skill, his experience, and his ability to communicate with you. A few years after your liposuction, you probably won’t exactly remember the cost of the surgery, but you will remember the quality of the results for the rest of your life. The cost of liposuction should not be the main factor in choosing your surgeon.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction depends on the number of areas to be treated that will require a certain amount of time and effort to perform the surgery.