What you should know
- If you are planning to lose weight or you have not achieved your weght target yet then you should not proceed with Liposuction. Liposuction is not designed to lose weight.
- The liposuction can be efficient option to get rid of the excess fat from stubborn areas of fat tissue that don’t respond to diet.
- The Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance (the so-called Vaser), is a tumescent technique combined with laser-assisted liposuction produced by the american company Cynosure. Dr Mounir will discuss with you carefully the technique, and it would be suitable for you. Otherwise he will suggest to you the Vibro-liposuction.
- Dr Mounir will certainly ask you not to take any anti-inflammatory medications including aspirin for at least one week before or after the surgery, as this may increase the risk of bleeding.
- Dr Mounir will advise to stay in the hospital overnight I you are requesting a large volume larger than 6000 cc to be removed. This is for more monitoring.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Patients who are in the process to lose weight should postpone any cosmetic surgery until they have achieved then weight target.
Liposuction is designed to treat single areas of the body that are not in harmony with the rest of the body.
Who Is Liposuction Not Suitable For?
Liposuction may not be suitable for patient with a heavy past medical history such as heart condition. Dr Mounir will always ask you to provide him with a letter from your GP top confirm your health status. It’s also not suitable for patients who have been pressurized by a third party to undergo cosmetic surgery.
So what is Vaser-Liposuction?
Vaser stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance and is the third-generation ultrasound-assisted Liposuction devise that produces energy in pulses through a probe. The Vaser probe has the ability to deliver ultrasound energy to melt the fat tissue in the body without damaging other surrounding tissues. The fat tissue is then become like liquid which makes it easy fat to be suctioned out of the abdomen, Hips…etc.
What is Vibro-Liposuction?
Vibro-lipo was patended by Euromi Lipomatic. The positive about if is that it has an in-built security system that locks the cannula when it comes into direct contact with underlying muscles. This is a safety mechanism to stop the cannula penetrating into the abdomen injuring the vital organs. Usually, Dr Abel Mounir combines Vibro-liposuction (relatively new technique) with Tumescent infiltration (old technique) because the combination of both techniques helps the surgeon to achieve a fine sculpting of smaller areas of the body and/or when removing large volumes of fat.
Risks and complications
A consultation regarding the risks and complications of the Liposuction will help you to decide whether you wish to proceed with the procedure and whether Liposuction would effectively meet your expectations.
Dr Mounir offers consultations in Pall Mall Manchester and at the First Trust Hospital in Preston Please contact us to book your consultation and surgery.
The risks associated with Vibro-Liposuction are:
- There is a small risk of blood clots or fat clots, so-called emboli. These clots are capable to travel to the lungs producing a pulmonary embolus. This is very serious complication.
- General anaesthesia is also associated to pulmonary complications such as pulmonary emboli or partial collapse of the lungs.
- Systemic reaction to the medications injected in your body such as epinephrine.
- Contour Irregularities and Asymmetry
- Organ Injury
There are risks associated with the use of Vaser liposuction:
- Cannula Fragmentation
Hospital and aftercare
Depending on how many areas are treated the Liposuction could takes between 1 and 3 hours. Local anaesthetic (epinephrine and lidocaine) is placed into the surgical site and a cut in the skin that is less than 1cm is made. A cannula with about 4 mm diameter is then used to suction the fat tissue. Dr Mounir will always check the skin if there are any irregularities or lumpiness. At the end of the surgery all the small incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and a compressive garment is applied.
If the liposuction is performed under sedation anaesthetic you will be able to walk immediately. If the liposuction is done under general anaesthesia then you may return to the ward within an hour after your liposuction procedure. Dr Mounir will ask you to try to move and walk as quickly as possible. Surgeons do not use drains after liposuction. Please be aware that you will experience a lot of swelling and discomfort that will require painkillers. Generally Liposuction patients are discharged the same day. You must arrange for someone to pick you up after your surgery because you are not allowed to drive for at least one week. Dr Mounir will see you in the clinic after one week postoperatively. Please keep wearing your support garment for at least 4 weeks after surgery. Light activity is usually resumed within after one week after liposuction; normal activity can be resumed within a two weeks.
What is my first step?
Your initial consultation should clearly set out your expectations and whether the operation can give you the results you desire.
Your reasons for wanting a mini tummy tuck, and your suitability for this type of procedure will be carefully discussed. Also, your medical history will be taken to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have this operation. Fortunately, significant complications from mini tummy tuck are extremely rare. Every year, this surgery has produced satisfying results for an increasing amount of men and women.
Patients should be aware that risks may more often occur among persons who smoke, are overweight, have diabetes or other health problems, or have scarring from previous abdominal surgery.
European Society of Aesthetic Surgery
American Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery
Canadian Association for Neuroscience