Liposuction is used to treat areas of the body that carry unwanted excess fat, including hips, abdomen, buttocks, arms, breasts and throat area. Mr. Benetatos suggests that people with liposuction should only be given the opportunity to remove excess fat in localized areas, as the technique is by no means a method of treatment for both weight loss (high fat) and cellulite.
Liposuction is based on the removal of unwanted excess fat from the area of interest and the passive reduction of excess skin in order to achieve improvement in body contour. Therefore, the success of the method depends on the ability of the skin to rinse – which varies according to the area to be treated – the quality and elasticity of the skin as well as the age of the patient. The hip area is an excellent area for treatment, followed by the abdomen and thigh area. The maximum allowable fat limit that can be removed in a liposuction session is four liters. The process involves opening at least two incisions on the skin, in the order of 3-4 mm, from where you aspire the unwanted fat with long, 2-14 mm diameter needleless needles by means of a suction device. The incisions when healed are hardly discernible.
We confirm that all incisions made are small (3-4 mm) and for a better aesthetic effect, hidden in a natural aspect of the skin where feasible.
The scars created by the surgery are small in size and tend to heal quite satisfactorily. Although initially, during the first few weeks, they appear slightly pink, then cling to white. The scars of most patients are healing satisfactorily and their quality will be extremely good in the long run, and the healing time varies from patient to patient.
A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salospir, ibuprofen (Nurofen), diclofenac and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should always be avoided, always with the treating physician. It would also be very helpful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.
If you are a smoker / smoker try to quit smoking at least five days before and one week after surgery as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.
Surgery, depending on the areas to be treated, lasts from forty-five minutes to two and a half hours (45 ‘to 2.5 hours), and although it is usually conducted under general anesthesia, it can also be done with a combination of local anesthesia and drunkenness and / only under local anesthesia.
Depending on the recovery time of each patient, patients may be discharged on the same day or stay one night in the hospital.
The cuts are stitched with very small and thin stitches and are impregnated with waterproof gauzes. Immediately after the surgery, a special corset-type garment is placed in the area, which the patient should be wearing at night for 4 weeks, and only a day for another 2 weeks.
On the first day you have to relax and rest, either in the hospital or at home. From the second to the fifth day you can get up and move freely, but you will feel some inconvenience. On the seventh day the sutures will be removed and essentially from the second week most of the swellings and bruises will recede. After ten days, you can start a gentle exercise slowly increasing tension.
From the third week onwards you will almost return to your normal pace.
The recovery time is from three to fourteen days. Although people differ in recovery time, most patients feel very comfortable from the very first week without ever feeling pain. The recovery period will depend on the size of the area being treated.
Patients feel able to walk within three days, swim mildly from the tenth to the fourteenth day, intense exercise (aerobic exercise, etc) should be avoided for three weeks and sports requiring contact (boxing, basketball etc, ) for six weeks.
Liposuction patients should avoid driving until they are totally relieved of any inconvenience and limitation so they are perfectly able to make a sudden movement, such as direct braking, unobstructed and painless. This is proposed so that patients can obtain cover from their insurance company in the event of an accident. It may take up to two weeks to fully recover. Of course there are patients who feel able to drive after 1-2 days, always with their own responsibility.
Although the results from the surgery will be immediately visible, you will still see great improvement in the areas treated during the first six months.
Your incisions will be checked and the bandages changed on the second postoperative day and the seventh day will be removed. There will be successive visits with Constantine Benetatos after a month, a quarter and a semester. There will be no extra charge for any monitoring associated with your surgery.
The Liposuction technique is a routine surgery and is crowning with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand that there is a possibility of complications. Any complications that may arise are listed below:
It is not a complication, but if a balanced diet is not followed, patients may be able to regain weight and fat in the area. This is not because fat cells return, but why the remaining ones are overstretched.
Although the same method will be applied to both sides, however, there may be a slight deviation.
The quality of scars varies among patients.
Can be observed in small areas.
of the area It may be possible to see paraesthesia of the area that usually subsides during the first week.
Their appearance is usually light, however, in some cases may be even more severe.
Chest infections and thrombosis in the foot or lungs (DVT or PE).
If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.