Liposuction surgery to remove body fat

Written by: Dr. Carlos González Legarda
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.

Liposuction Care

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos González Legarda
Plastic surgery

Dr. Carlos González Legarda is a Surgeon specialized in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery with more than 10 years of experience and is an expert in sex change, laser and vaser liposculpture, hair transplant, facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, Abdominoplasty and buttock augmentation, to name a few.

He graduated from the National University of Colombia as a General Physician , later he specialized in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the San Rafael Clinical University Hospital , he also completed a course in Endoscopic Surgery with the SCCP, was trained in Microsurgery at the El Bosque University and at the Ganga Medical Hospital (India) and conducted studies and training in transgender surgery at the IM Clinic, in Barcelona (Spain).

He is the author of several articles and chapters in various magazines and books, has been a lecturer and has attended more than a dozen conferences, courses and conferences worldwide .

He has developed as a Plastic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon and Microsurgeon in important Clinics of Bogotá and is currently engaged in the private practice of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Thanks to this, Dr. González Legarda is recognized as one of the best specialists in Plastic Surgery in Bogotá.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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