This intervention involves the aspiration of fat and, when required, its grafting to other particular areas that need to be remodelled rather than reduced in volume. The best candidates for liposculpture can be individuated as:
- Persons in a good state of health and who have a firm, elastic skin
- Persons who have already tried to eliminate fat accumulation through diets and physical exercise
Liposuction can be performed in general or spinal anaesthesia and, in certain cases, also epidural anaesthesia. The operation involves the removal of adipose tissue by means of a cannula. With appropriate movements of the cannula, the fat is broken down and aspired. At the end of the operation, the patient is required to wear an elastic stocking for at least one month.
It is advised not to take aspirin or other medicines containing the same active ingredients. Smoking should also be avoided during the period immediately preceding and following the operation.
The patient is required to observe a period of rest. They are also required to wear a compressive stocking for about one month. After approximately 15 days, the patient will be required to massage the area that has been operated on to assist the absorption of any minor irregularities.
RESUMING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The patient can resume normal physical activities one week after surgery, remembering however that pain will continue to be felt for about ten days. For the lightest sports activities it is necessary to wait for three weeks, while for the most strenuous sports it is preferable to wait for a longer period.