Reasons for surgery
Liposuction is for those who are bothered by fat accumulations disturbing their body shape. Most often these unwelcome accumulations form in the external and internal layers of thighs, in the front part of the abdomen, in the buttocks, in the lower back and in the chin.
Liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery. If the patient is significantly overweight nutritionist-supervised weight loss is recommended before surgery can take place.
Incisions of about 0.5 centimetres are made in the area to be operated on. The number of incisions depends on the extent of the operation. A narrow metal tube which is attached to a strong vacuum pump is inserted through a the small incisions and drawn back and forth within the area of excess fat. The process removes tunnels of fat leaving the small blood vessels and nerves intact. The skin will then retract.
Things to discuss with your surgeon
Along with all your other questions, you should make sure you discuss the following in your consultations with your surgeon.
- What should I avoid before and after surgery?
- Do I need to follow any special diets?
- When will the stitches be removed?
- Will wound dressings be needed? What kind and for how long?
- When will you be able to have shower or bath?
- Will you have to use medications? What kind and for how long?
- How should you take care of your skin?
- How will you have to adjust your lifestyle?
- How long will I need to stay in Lithuania before it is safe for me to travel?
- What special garments will you have to wear?
- Are any exercise or sport activities recommended postoperatively?
- When can you start working?
- Will additional examinations be necessary postoperatively? When and where?