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Liposuction intervention in Tunisia



Liposuction (also called liposuction or liposculpture) is a cosmetic surgery operation allowing a remodeling of the silhouette by the aspiration of fatty deposits resistant to slimming diets.


Anesthesia : general

Duration of the intervention : 1h to 2h

Recovery : 10 to 15 days.

Pre-operative assessment: blood test, chest x-ray for smokers

and an electrocardiogram for people over 45.

The essential principle to remember is that the fat cell is in fixed number in an individual after his puberty,

which means that if the fat cell is sucked in, it no longer grows back; it is final.

This means that liposuction makes it possible to no longer grow in the areas where the surgeon has passed.

However, you have to be careful with your diet afterwards so as not to gain weight elsewhere.

Liposuction therefore makes it possible to complete a diet, it will make it possible to refine the silhouette.

Liposuction areas

Liposuction is not limited to the belly, since in fact you can also slim other areas such as the face (cheeks, chin), buttocks, thighs, knees, etc. There is even calf liposuction. Liposuction is very effective in cases of double chin and saddlebags in women.

Liposuction improves the appearance of the silhouette, by reducing the thickness of the layer of fat,  arms, thighs, hips, saddlebags, knees, ankles, chin.

It should be noted that this intervention can only improve the appearance of the silhouette, without being able to improve the appearance of the skin, in the sense that if the skin is already relaxed, it will be as much after the liposuction. In some cases it will be necessary to associate this gesture with a facelift to remove the excess skin.

What are the consequences after liposuction?

  • The postoperative course can be painful for the first few days.

  • An analgesic treatment will be prescribed for a few days.

  • The first dressings are removed after 24 hours.

It should be noted that the time needed to recover and recover from liposuction is proportional to the amount of fat extracted. In the post-operative period, ecchymoses (bruises) and edema (swelling) appear in the treated areas.

The pains are variable, but they are generally not very important, thanks to the use of very fine cannulas. Fatigue can be felt the first few days, especially in the event of significant fat extraction.

Normal activity can be resumed 3 to 6 days after the intervention, again depending on the importance of the liposuction and the type of professional activity. The bruises resorb within 10 to 20 days after the intervention. Wearing an elastic compression garment is recommended for 4 weeks.

The operated areas should not be exposed to the sun or UV rays for at least 3 weeks. There is no clear change in the appearance during the first 2 to 3 weeks, insofar as there is at the beginning a postoperative swelling of the operated tissues (oedema).

It is only after 3 weeks, and after the resorption of this edema, that the result will begin to appear. The skin will take approximately 3 to 6 months to retract completely on the new curves and readapt to the new silhouette.

Liposuction Result Imperfections

Linked to excess fat that is too large and impossible to remove at once, a second liposuction could be considered. The skin may have an uneven appearance especially in people over the age of fifty or on people with average skin quality.

It should be noted that this intervention can only improve the appearance of the silhouette, without being able to improve the appearance of the skin, in the sense that if the skin is already relaxed, it will be as much after the liposuction.

Liposuction Expert Questions & Answers: Everything You Need to Know.

I want to lose weight, is liposuction the solution?

Liposuction is not a method of weight loss, but the elimination of localized fat, generally between 3 and 5 kilos. And the procedure is complementary: in the pre and postoperative period, you must maintain a balanced diet and exercise routine.

Does liposuction remove cellulite?

No, but liposuction can improve appearance because it removes fat and fluids. Then it must be treated with lymphatic drainage, regular physical exercise and nutritional education.

What can I do before surgery to improve the outcome of liposuction?

A balanced diet, muscle strengthening of the area to be operated on, preoperative lymphatic drainage and the use of multivitamins, (especially vitamins C and D), which aid healing. The goal is to stay within a body mass index between 22 and 27.5, which is equivalent to normal weight or slightly above ideal.

What is the post-operative care after a liposuction procedure?

In the first week after liposuction, you must do lymphatic drainage in the operated area, in order to prevent fibrosis (irregular healing that forms ripples) and improve the distribution of lymph (responsible for the elimination of impurities) .

The ideal is to start with three sessions per week and after 15 to 20 days, reduce to two. The treatment period is three to six months. At first, the skin is very sensitive due to edema, then the pain tends to be higher. And you have to use Compression bandages and stockings, which are usually quite warm. But in winter, it is less disturbing.

What are the risks of liposuction?

Anesthetic risk:

Your anesthesiologist is first and foremost an intensive care specialist, he will explain the risks of anesthesia to you during the preoperative consultation that you will have with him.

Risks of surgery:

  • Thromboembolic complications (phlebitis, pulmonary embolism) are the most serious. Nevertheless, a certain number of measures make it possible to significantly reduce this risk: stopping the pill one month before the intervention, wearing compression stockings for 15 postoperative days, systematic anticoagulant treatment for 10 days after the intervention and above all getting up early and walking in the evening or the day after surgery.

  • Bleeding is rarely important, but it can, in very rare cases, lead to a transfusion and exceptionally to a re-operation.

  • Infection is rare. Its occurrence is, in the aseptic conditions of the operating room of an approved establishment, reduced to a minimum.

  • The effusion of lymph, can lead to repeated punctures.

  • Sensitivity changes: numbness, hypersensitivity, or "strange" sensations in the operated area, these changes are common and usually disappear over time.


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