Liposuction instead of diet?


Summer is approaching. Temperatures are rising and the number of layers of clothing under which you have been in the past season still their “winter fat were able to hide, slowly but surely decrease. By spring at the latest, you will realize that working on the “Bikini body” probably should have started already in winter. However, some stubborn fat deposits can not be trained away even with sports and diets. Even if you have done sports, despite the wet and cold weather.

This is where liposuction, a so-called LiposuctionLiposuction can help to remove unwanted and annoying fat deposits, e.g. on the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms or neck. Stubborn fat pads on hips and thighs cause problems especially for women.

Indications for liposuction

The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Because it is not as simple as you think.

With the help of liposuction can stubborn fat deposits are eliminated, which do not want to disappear even with a lot of exercise and a healthy diet. – However, liposuction can not for weight reduction in cases of severe overweight. be used.

The Body Mass Index should already be between 19 and 25, i.e. in the normal weight range. One of the reasons for this is that a maximum of four liters of fat can be removed from a single area during a single session, and this procedure places an enormous strain on the body. This is because the fat cells are firmly attached to the connective tissue and must be removed with compressive force during suction.

Now we know that liposuction is only for partial removal of fat deposits. Nevertheless, in some cases, in addition to the desire for an aesthetic appearance, there is a medical necessity. At RECONSTRUCTIVE Area of the Flapplasty liposuction can reduce excess volume.

Liposuction may also be medically appropriate in the presence of a Lipedema, a pathological vascular change with water accumulation in the fatty tissue. Especially if the legs are affected. This can counteract possible limitations and damage to the bone structure. However, surgery does not replace conventional therapy consisting of exercise, compression stockings and lymphatic drainage.

Not a low-risk procedure

As early as the 1970s, the Liposuction applied. After the first liposuction in Italy, the patient had blue-black bruises on his legs for weeks. – Thanks to the latest technology, with the help of the Tumescent procedureHowever, such after-effects no longer occur.

In this method, a mixture of water, an anesthetic, sodium carbonate, and some cortisone is injected into the affected subcutaneous fat tissue. This provides both a local anesthetic and allows the fat cells to become fully saturated with the injected fluid. This allows them to be better separated from the tissue and causes less pain and bruising.

In Germany today, liposuction is performed about 250,000 times a year. Often a Liposuction nevertheless not free of risk and pain. Bruises, dents and pain in the affected area are not uncommon, as is an asymmetrical result, which can, however, be corrected.

After liposuction – rest for good healing

If you have decided to have liposuction, there are still a few things to keep in mind after a procedure: Wearing a compression bodice initially is essential. Sport is forbidden for the first two weeks due to the recommended rest. A possible new operation at the same site is only possible after six months, at another site only after three months.

Before you decide to have Liposuction decide to undergo liposuction, you should inform yourself in a personal consultation about the possible results, limitations and costs of surgery. With Dr. Bernard you will receive a comprehensive explanation of all possible risks and an offer that is suitable for your individual wishes and body.