Liposuction is surgery that allows you to extract part of the body fat present under the skin.
Dr. Carlos González Legarda
Liposuction is surgery to extract part of the body fat present under the skin. In other areas of the body there is fat or adipose tissue, but these areas are not susceptible to liposuction.
Only a part of the fat can be extracted, this because human beings need the adipose tissue, since it fulfills diverse endocrine, metabolic and thermoregulatory functions, in addition through the subcutaneous tissue they pass the vessels that irrigate the skin. Thus the skin would literally die if all of its subcutaneous tissue is removed.
Every person who is in good health is a candidate for this procedure. It must be understood that being an aesthetic procedure, it is 100% elective, so it is not justified to take increased risks at the time of this surgery. People with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure and many others, are also candidates as long as their health conditions are well controlled and monitored with the doctor.
Before the intervention it is necessary to rule out pathologies that contraindicate the intervention and pregnancy. It is recommended to have healthy lifestyle habits, specifically avoiding smoking, having physical activity and a balanced diet. After the operation, a sash should be used and follow the various indications given by the surgeon , these may be about feeding, medication, physical activity and the use of postoperative garments.
Risks of liposuction
There is always a risk in every activity that is performed, that is, from taking a shower to walking on the sidewalk carries a danger. Fortunately, the occurrence of adverse effects that may be fatal or cause sequelae is very low occurrence, but it is always important to be honest with the health team that will be in charge and to comply with the recommendations and care in order to minimize such risks.
After the procedure the amount of adipose tissue in the body decreases, decreases measures and size in the clothes. You should not expect a significant weight loss, nor expect to be "equal" to someone else who has practiced the intervention a few months ago, since each human being is unique.