Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures carried out today to help people improve their body shape and, therefore, their self-confidence and satisfaction with their appearance.
The effect of liposuction is to remove excess fat deposits from specific parts of the body, thereby improving the overall body shape and providing a more toned and contoured appearance.
More than any other procedure, the extent of the liposuction procedure and the technique used by Dr. Georgopoulos will depend to a great extent on the individual. Liposuction can be used to treat excess fat over most of the body, including the hips, abdomen, thighs, upper arms, calves, neck and cheeks.
Liposuction should not be considered as an answer to obesity – the procedure is intended for those who have fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and good diet.
The Geoplasty Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility that employs the most modern techniques for liposuction procedures. Before deciding to have liposuction carried out, you should consult with Dr. Georgopoulos. He will assess your situation and outline the program that will suit your body and lead to the best possible outcome for you.
With the liposuction procedure, a tiny incision is made and a tiny tube, or cannula, is inserted. The cannula is pushed in and out through the fat layer to loosen the deposits before suctioning them out. This is done with a view to improving your overall body shape. Dr. Georgopoulos is skilled in a wide variety of techniques and will choose the one that suits you best after consultation. The time it takes to carry out the procedure will also depend on your requirements and the technique used.
One technique used is fluid injection, in which a medical solution is injected into the fatty areas to assist with the removal process. This procedure can help reduce blood loss, and the fluid can contain an anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable for you. It also reduces the amount of bruising there will be afterwards.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty (UAL) is a technique that uses a special suction tube that also produces ultrasound to break down the fat, making it easier to remove. The fat is then removed in the normal way. This method can take longer than the fluid injection method. The procedure used will only be decided after consultation with Dr. Georgopoulos.
After the Liposuction
During the liposuction procedure, fluid will be lost, so it is important to be monitored and receive replacement fluids intravenously during and after the procedure. There may also be some fluid draining from the incision sites.
A compression garment be also be required to reduce any swelling and to help with healing and toning.
If you experience any pain after surgery, Dr. Georgopoulos will prescribe medication to deal with this.
In many cases, you will be able to return home on the day of the procedure, but this will depend on the extent of the procedure. An overnight stay might be necessary for more extensive surgeries.
Staff at the Geoplasty Center will outline a full aftercare procedure for you to follow. You should follow this program closely to ensure you heal quickly and achieve the intended results of the procedure.
Complications with liposuction are very rare but you should be aware of the possibility and Dr. Georgopoulos will discuss them with you at consultation.
There may be some swelling and bruising afterwards, although this will decrease in the days after surgery. There is always a risk of infection at the surgery site, and you will be advised on how to avoid the risk of this and other complications. You should also be aware that complications are less likely if you are as healthy as possible prior to the procedure. In all cases, you should remain in contact with us, which will want to monitor your progress and assist with your recovery.
Liposuction at the Geoplasty Center
The Geoplasty Center stays on top of latest developments in the liposuction field, and Dr. Georgopoulos has extensive experience in this area. The center employs qualified staff to assist you and the latest technology to carry out procedures.
The Geoplasty Center also provides the perfect recovery environment for patients. If you believe liposuction is the right procedure for you, get in touch with us and we will arrange a consultation.