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.
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.