Who Is It For?
Hormonal changes or genetic predisposition may lead to the formation of large fat deposits especially in the area of the lower abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. These alterations can significantly influence the overall appearance and well-being. If the problem is not related to general obesity, but rather clearly de-lineated fat deposits, liposuction can both drain these and at the same time decrease the number of fat cells, which prevents future fat deposits from building up. The best age for liposuction is 18 – 45; this is because an adequate level of skin elasticity is required. However, this operation is also available for older clients, depending on individual needs and following a personal consultation with the surgeon.
Make sure you will get time off work (depending on the operation and the nature of your job). You will need support and help from the family and friends in the recovery period (avoiding physically demanding jobs, important social events etc.); if needed (and possible), arranging for children care.
No acute illnesses should occur in the period of at least 3 weeks prior to the planned liposuction surgery (a viral illness, a cold etc.). If so, it is necessary to inform us.
One week before the operation, do not take any medications containing acetylsalicyclic acid (such as Acylpyrin, Aspirin, Alnagon, Mironal etc.). It might increase bleeding during and after the liposuction surgery.
Ideally, one month (minimum two weeks) before the liposuction procedure women should stop taking hormonal contraception or replacement in order to prevent thromboembolism.
Consult your GP or your surgeon in Prague regarding other medications you take regularly. Bring your usual medicine and pills, if possible in the original packaging.
It is recommended to stop or considerably reduce smoking two weeks before the operation. SIX HOURS BEFORE THE OPERATION SMOKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED! If you are a smoker don’t forget to bring nicotine patches with you.
Liposuction surgery requires the use of elastic garment after the procedure. You can either bring your own or you can buy them at the clinic. We recommend buying them after the consultation with your surgeon who will try the elastic garments on and decide which size and type is suitable for you.
Ideally, women should not have their period when operated. If they do, they need to inform their doctor.
How Is It Done?
Short incisions are made (3 to 4 mms) in the appropriate area, in which a cannula (small tube) is inserted; a special machine then drains the excess fat. The maximum excess fat removed during one session is usually of two to three litres.
Liposuction is performed under general anaesthesia or under local anaesthesia, using a so-called tumescent liposuction technique. It takes approximately one hour.
Immediately after the liposuction treatment, special elastic bandages are placed over the treated area. These will have to be worn non-stop for at least one or two months and can only be taken off for the time required for personal hygiene. The client usually stays at the clinic overnight and is taught how to perform special pressure massages of the treated area (these must be done daily for several weeks). It is necessary to repose in the first days after the surgery.
Two to three weeks of the liposuction surgery the patient must start applying pressure massages in the operated area - they should be done for a minimum period of one month according to the surgeon's indications (a rolling pin can be used).
In some cases your temperature may slightly rise for a period of two to three days. An analgesic can easily ease the discomfort connected to any possible pain in the treated area.
You should avoid sudden movements and physical strain.
It is recommended to sleep on the back for several weeks of the operation with the back and head slightly elevated.
Post-operative swelling and bruising is to be expected.
Post-operative bleeding, or bleeding caused by insufficient post-operative care at home
Swelling, discoloration, and tightness of skin for 10-14 days
Prolonged healing (especially if you smoke)
Haematomas, Infection of the wound
Imperfect effect resulting from non-observance of the post-operative instructions
Back To Normal
Following uneventful recovery, it is normally possible to return to work within one week of the operation. Normal physical activity, including exercise, is allowed after a six-week period.
The effect is permanent.
We also offer liposuction as a complementary treatment to other surgeries (such as tummy tuck) where it perfects the final result of the operation. If necessary, liposuction can also be repeated after a recommended minimum period of time.