Patients who have "stubborn" accumulations of fat that are immune to diets and exercise are the best candidates for a liposculpture. Using very thin cannulas and a medial device called Microaire PAL a technique called S.A.F.E. is performed. A gradual procedure that allows to speed up the surgical times, respecting the anatomical structures and therefore allowing an operation with less risks for the patient. Liposculture corrects fat accumulations and improves the shape and appearance of the body.
"Liposculpture is liposuction transformed into an art form by the plastic surgeon."
The surgical technique is very simple. Very thin cannulas (2 or 3 mm) are introduced through micro incisions on the skin, which suck out and at the same time remodel the excess adipose tissue and eliminate it directly through a connected tube. Alternatively, the sucked fat is accumulated and treated by filters to be then reused in the Lipofilling technique.
It is advisable not to schedule surgery immediately before or during the menstrual period. Inform the surgeon of any treatment with drugs such as: cortisone, antihypertensive, contraceptive, hypoglycemic, anticoagulant, cardioactive or tranquilizing drugs, etc.
Stop taking medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Ascriptin, Bufferin, Cemerit, Vivin C, etc.) at least 10 days before surgery. Patients being treated with oral contraceptives are advised to stop taking them one month before surgery. It is necessary to abstain from smoking (active and passive) for at least two weeks before surgery (the incidence of complications is 10 times higher in patients who smoke). The onset of colds, sore throats, coughs and skin diseases should be flagged. Should there be a need to take any drug not reported during the anesthetic interview, inform immediately Dr. Battistella to assess its use. Do not eat or drink from midnight the day before: fasting is required.
The day of the surgery
Take a bath with a good skin cleanser and do not apply cream to the body. For a few days after the surgery, it will not be possible to wet the body.
Bring to the clinic:
- Original pre-operative examination reports.
- Payment of the procedure - The payment for the procedure must be received on the day of the surgery:
Accommodation in the clinic includes a single or double room depending on the number of surgeries on the day and departmental needs. Therefore, in order to avoid disturbing those who have just undergone surgery, only one visitor / partner per person is allowed.
After the liposuction procedure
It is essential to wear a compression dressing day and night for four weeks.
In the days immediately following the surgery, some pain may appear, justified by the type of surgery itself.
Widespread bruising is normal and will disappear spontaneously within 10-15 days.
It is still recommended to rest for a period of 10-15 days. The complete resumption of work will be agreed with Dr. Tommaso Battistella. In order to accelerate the resorption of post-operative edema and optimize the result of the surgery, it may be indicated to undergo cycles of massage therapy and lymphatic drainage to be scheduled 15 days after the operation. Avoid exposure to the sun or sources of intense heat for at least a month. The patient will have to carry out check-ups at Dr. Battistella’s office as per specific guidelines. After the first consultations deemed appropriate by the professional, the patient will have to come for a check-up after one month, three months, six months and one year from the operation. A post-operative check-up is to be performed on an annual basis to check on the progress of the result over time. The post-operative check-up is of high importance for the successful outcome of the surgery and it is therefore necessary.
- Taking acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) drugs for the first 20 days.
- Exposure to the sun or other sources of intense heat (sauna) for at least 1 year (protect scars with total protection sunscreen even under the swimsuit).
- Lymphatic drainage cycles to be scheduled 20-30 days after the operation.
- Practicing sports for 2 months.
- Wearing the compression sleeve for at least one month, day and night.
- Scrupulously following the prescribed pharmacological therapy.
- Resuming sporting activities gradually after 2 months.