LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL) TECHNIQUES
- Traditional Liposuction – began in the 1970s.
- Ultrasonic Liposuction – also called ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), was developed in Europe in the 1980s. Ultrasonic liposuction combines the application of high-frequency sound waves with gentle suctioning. Ultrasonic energy is directed from the tip of the cannulae of „liquefy“ the fat. The „melted“ fat is then suctioned out by the ultrasonic cannula or by a second cannula. This technique is used by our liposuction surgeons.
- External Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (EUAL) – ultrasonic waves are delivered through a rod that is inserted into fat. Ultrasonic energy is delivered to skin overlying the fat. Then liposuction is performed. Many liposuction surgeons found that this technique was not very helpful. Frequently, suctioning the fat after that application of the external ultrasound was no easier than if no ultrasound had been applied.
LIPOSUCTION AND OTHER COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES
- Tummy Tuck – this cosmetic surgery procedure is advised for clients, where liposuction would not help, especially for clients with loose skin or lax inner girdles. Often the tummy tuck surgery is combined with liposuction.
- Upper Arm Lift or Thigh Lift – if your problem involves loose skin with poor tone, upper arm lift or inner thighs lift will be the best. If your problem is excess fat, then liposuction of arms or thighs is most appropriate.
Cellulite and Liposuction Surgery
Cellulite is a common but unattractive dimpling and puckering of the skin. Unfortunately, it is not improved through liposuction.
THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
To be a good candidate for liposuction (liposculpture), you must have realistic expectations about what this cosmetic surgery procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with liposuction surgeon.
The best candidates for liposuction are those with normal body weight who are near their body weight but have fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Your skin has to be firm and elastic. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
The best time to consider liposuction is after you have stabilized your weight through diet and exercise. The results of liposuction are permanent in case you remain steady weight. If you were to gain a large amount of weight you might note rippling in the treated areas, depending on your skin elasticity.
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity
In case you are obese and you would find a liposuction surgeon that would be agree to perform the liposuction surgery you are unlikely to have a pleasing or lasting result.
PREPARATION FOR LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the liposuction cosmetic surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood.
In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down liposuction recovery process and it can also increase a risk or complications.
OPERATION – LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
Before the liposuction surgery plastic surgeon will mark the areas to be suctioned and may mark areas to avoid. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure, which consists of suction of accumulated fat through thin tubes, which are connected to a vacuum system. Only small incisions are necessary to introduce them, so any scarring will be virtually invisible. Liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic.
Once you are asleep, liposuction plastic surgeon will make several tiny incisions around the areas to be treated. Using a long metal rod, about the diameter of a pencil, but much longer, your surgeon will inject tumescent fluid into your fat layer. Afterwards the liposuction surgeon will use a liposuction rod to remove fat cells. At the end of the rod there will be a suction machine attached, which produce a vacuum. Our Prague liposuction surgeons use dissolving stitches, which do not need to be removed.
It is a few years that we are using the ultra fine ultrasonic liposuction method in our liposuction clinic, which is not harmful to the skin grain or any other tissue. Using the Vibrasat device, we are able to aspirate, in a much gentle manner, a considerable amount of fat from very fine, almost imperceptible points, without damaging the subcutaneous layer. In that way there are limited negative side effects, e. g. post-operative bleeding, swellings or strong pain of treated body parts. On top of that, vibrations of the equipment stop signs of cellulite in the skin grain.
POST-OPERATIONAL COURSE – LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
You will usually remain at the liposuction clinic for 1 night and will wear a special compression bandage, which is already included in the price of your liposuction abroad with Beauty in Prague.
Garments worn after liposuction are essential to achieving good results following liposuction surgery. If you do not follow the instructions of liposuction plastic surgeon and do not wear a properly fitted garment, you may have baggy, lumpy, irregular, and uneven results. You will have to wear this garment for 4–6 weeks after the surgery. After a month it is no longer necessary for the underwear to be worn at night.
Our Prague liposuction plastic surgeons usually use dissolving stitches, which do not need to be removed. After 1–2 weeks, the patient can return to everyday activities, avoiding strong physical efforts. Any bruising and swelling will usually dissipate within a month.
Bruising or inflammation of the treated area is common, but this will disappear over time. Results will become more visible over time as the loss of volume and skin re-modelling is continuous and gradual. A significant improvement in the figure and body shape will be achieved. The patient should rest at home for about a week.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL) SURGERY?
You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the liposuction surgery. You will be given some painkillers and tablets for reducing the swelling. Your liposuction surgeon might also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection.
You might also feel unhappy after a few days. This is normal and is caused due to the stress, general anaesthetic, lack of patience with the healing problems, more pain than you expected or the fact that because you underwent liposuction abroad you miss your home and family.
Some clients suffer of constipation. We advise you to bring some gentle medication or you can buy it in Prague.
IS THE LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL) RECOVERY PAINFUL?
According to our client’s experience they did suffer from a pain. However, when you will be leaving the liposuction clinic you will be prescribe painkillers by the liposuction surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, heaviness, and numbness in the areas where liposuction was performed.
POSSIBLE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS – LIPOSUCTION (FAT REMOVAL)
Liposuction carries slightly higher risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured.
However, the specific risks and the suitability of liposuction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO PRAGUE?
Questions about Liposuction
We have tried to gather most often questions from our clients regarding Liposuction, however, if you have not recieved answers to your questions we are more than happy to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is the surgery abroad safe?
We have been specialising for treating clients from the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As the Czech republic is a part of the European Union our plastic surgeons, medical staff and clinic have to follow the same rules as the clinics in the UK and Ireland. Every surgery caries some level of risk, so it is important for us to find out as much as we can about you prior to your arrival. We will ask you to fill in the Medical questionnaire which will be assessed by our plastic surgeons, head physician and head anaesthesiologist.
Why is surgery so cheaper compared to the prices in the UK and Ireland?
The difference in prices is mainly due to lower cost of living and wages of medical staff compared to the UK and Ireland.
Do you offer a consultation in the UK or Ireland?
No, we do not offer personal consultations with plastic surgeons in the UK. We offer a free email consultation. We will ask you to fill in our Medical Questionnaire online and send us some photos of the areas to be treated. All information will be reviewed with a plastic surgeon specialising in the treatment requested, head physician and head anaesthesiologist. We will respond to you within 1-2 working days with cosmetic surgery package which will include details about procedure, information about your surgeon, costs, available dates and phone numbers of our previous clients from the UK and Ireland. The final decision about the extent of cosmetic surgery procedure is made at your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon at the clinic in Prague before your surgery.
Do I choose a plastic surgeon?
If one of our plastic surgeons was recommended to you you can add her or his name when contacting us. We will confirm whether this plastic surgeons is specialising in the choosen procedures. In other cases your photos will be reviewed by a plastic surgeon who is specialising in the treatment you wish to undergo. We will also provide you with some telephone numbers from our previous patients from the UK and Ireland who are happy to speak to you about their experience with us.
Can I stay shorter time than advised by you?
In your cosmetic surgery package you will receive information from your plastic surgeon what is the minimum stay in Prague for your treatment. This stay is based on the time during which most of complications can occure. During this time you will have regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon (every 2-3 days or based on healing) to make sure you are healing fine and you can return back home safely. We take your health very seriously and expect you to stay in Prague for the correct recovery time. If you leave Prague against the advice of your surgeon then you will be asked to sign a legal document taking full responsibility for your recovery and the outcome of your surgery. In signing this document, you will forfeit any right to free corrective surgery, should any problems arise. Please understand the most beautiful results and your safety is our priority.
Can I have two or more surgeries at the same time?
It depends on the type and extent of the surgeries. You could combine Liposuction for example with a Eyelid surgery or Tummy Tuck. Please apply for our Free email consultation to find out more.
What everything is included in the price of the surgery?
Our price of Liposuction includes:
- Consultation with a Prague Plastic Surgeon
- Full Examination and Pre-operative Tests by a Physician
- Cosmetic Surgery
- General Anaesthesia, all Medication
- 1 Night at the Clinic
- Post-operative Aftercare incl. check-ups with a plastic surgeon
- Support garment worn after Cosmetic Surgery
How do I go about booking the surgery?
First step is to apply for our Free email consultation by filling in the Medical Questionnaire and emailing us the photos. You will receive a quote with available dates and contacts on our previous clients within 1-2 working days. If you decide to book a date we will ask you to pay the deposit of £300 by a credit or debit card online based on a Booking form prepared and emailed by you. Accommodation and airport pick-up will be organised by us. More details are available in How it works section.
What will happen from my arrival to Prague?
Our driver Stan will pick you up from the airport. Stan speaks English and will help you with luggage as well as putting you at ease upon your arrival to Prague. Prior to your arrival to Prague you will be provided with Stan´s mobile number, so you can contact him directly in case of any delays. Stan will also provide you with information what time you will be picked-up the following day by our drivers for the pre-operative tests and surgery. Please pack as little as possible as it is not advised to carry heavy items after the surgery.
Is the flight included in the price?
The flights are at additonal cost starting at £50 / 60 Eur for a return flight from most UK an Irish airports. The price depends on availablity, season etc. We will provide you the list of airlines which fly to Prague and would like to ask you to book it by yourself. The flights take around 1hr 30 min.
What about the accommodation?
The accommodation is organised by us. We will email you the list of available hotels and self-catering apartments next or close to the clinic. The accommodation for one person starts at £30/night or £45 for two people. However, these prices for accommodation are just a guide. The price can vary depending on availability, exchange rates and whether it is high or low season. We will do our best to get you the best price for your accommodation. The list of available accommodation is emailed after completing free email consultation and the deposit of £300 is paid.
How is post-operative care?
While you will be in Prague recovering you will be seen by a plastic surgeon for regular check-ups every 2-3 working days or depending on your healing. You will be also given 24/7 emergency number which you can call. After the minimum stay in Prague which will be advised to you it is safe to fly back home. You will be advised on further aftercare which is necesarry to follow to achieve the best possible outcome of your surgery. After your departure from Prague we will keep in touch and you can email us any questions you have, photos of how you heal and call us on our UK freenumber: 0800 023 2592. In an unlikely event of a correction needed the treatment is provided free of charge.