Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction or Lipoaspiration. Extraction of fat or Adipose Tissue


Liposuction is the removal of fat or adipose tissue from various places in the body. Liposuction surgery, or liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that allows a silhouette remodeling through the removal of fat or adipose tissue from various body sites. This technique was invented by the Italian, Giorgio Fischer, in 1974 and the first to use it for aesthetic purposes was the French surgeon Gerard Yves Illouz, in La descarga LIPOSUCCIÓN is one of the most practiced procedures every day in the world. When it is practiced by a plastic surgeon it is a procedure that produces excellent results. All the plastic surgeons of this medicine portal are certified and with them you will have no doubt.

Liposuction. Fat removal and transfer Aesthetic Surgery in Cuba

Contents of this page:

  1. Liposuction
  2. How the surgery is done
  3. Best results
  4. Most suitable age
  5. Post-operative care
  6. When to resume your activity
  7. Against indications of liposuction
  8. Surgery programs
The purpose of this operation is to mold the patient's body and reduce weight, but strictly it is not a treatment for the control of obesity; the adipose tissue is not extracted from the whole body, but only from some areas, the most common being the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and neck. This is the reason why some doctors have preferred to implement the term liposculpture, which best expresses the purpose of this surgery, since what is sought is "sculpting" the patient's body.
There are also cases in which liposuction can be performed in order to decrease a few inches of waist or hips to achieve a better appearance.
Liposuction surgery, lipoaspiration or liposculpture are different terms that are used, but the technique is basically the same: what is referred to as "ultrasonic" or "laser" does not change the fundamental fact that is to aspirate adiposity.

Although apparently simple, it is not an easy intervention. The plastic surgeon must have extensive surgical experience, very precise knowledge of body morphology and anatomy, in addition to a certain artistic sensitivity, since at the same time to aspirate localized adiposity, you must model the body contour three-dimensionally and it will depend on the surface of the skin is flat and even.
Ultrasonic liposuction: it is done with a special cannula that produces ultrasonic energy. As it passes through the treated areas, ultrasound causes the fat cells to explode, liquefying the fat that is then extracted with the traditional technique.
Liposculpture: the sculpting of fat is used in the manner of a sculpture, emphasizing the artistic qualities of the surgeon that, although they should always exist, are used here for other purposes.
Liposuction Laser: uses the same philosophy of ultrasound (treatment of fat cells by destruction) but in the case of the laser, burning, to then aspirate dissolved fat.
"Power" Lipoaspiración: method that facilitates the surgeon a faster and less forced aspiration, because a hydraulic machine is used that gives the cannula used 2-mm reciprocating movements.


Liposuction surgery is a surgical act therefore it must be performed in the operating room of a clinic and not in offices, which do not have aseptic conditions and minimal equipment.

The plastic surgeon should evaluate the general condition of the patient, the existing fat deposits, the tone and firmness of the skin, if their weight is relatively normal.

If the patient, in addition to having adiposities, suffers from cellulitis, it is important that the surgeon inform him that cellulitis is a fibrous tissue and liposuction can only improve the cellulite appearance, but it does not eliminate it.
The intervention usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours, and can be performed with different types of anesthesia:
Local anesthesia: If only small amounts of adipose tissue will be treated in a few places. It removes the sensitivity only to the affected areas.
Epidural anesthesia: Used frequently during deliveries. It can be a good option in more extensive operations.
General anesthesia: Especially if a large volume of tissue is going to be removed.

Initially, a small incision is made, enough to introduce a thin hollow tube called a liposuction cannula. The surgeon moves the cannula between the fatty deposits under the skin, breaking the fat and sucking it. Once the operation is finished, you do not need sutures. A band, stockings or elastic bandage is placed over the treated area to control the swelling and thus help the skin adapt to the new contour.
The patient can rejoin their usual activity, after 48 hours of the intervention.


The best benefits with liposuction surgery are obtained in those people with firm and elastic skin, who have adiposities located in some areas of the body and with a weight close to normal. It is not advisable to perform it in patients who are overweight in excess of 20%. The most successful results are obtained from well-localized adiposities, being to a lesser extent those which, due to inheritance-family characteristics, have a disproportion of the thickness of the lower limbs in relation to the context of the thorax and height.

Liposuction is a very effective technique to provide a new body contour with minimal scars. The results will be prolonged, as long as you maintain a proper diet and exercise periodically. If you gain weight, you will do it in a more homogeneous way.

As in all cases of cosmetic surgery, good results are obtained from a good indication in which false expectations are not created and of course, the use of an excellent surgical technique.


It does not matter how old you are to undergo liposuction surgery. The most important thing is the "age of the skin", which needs to have elasticity to adhere to the body after the fat is extracted. Otherwise, the skin will be "hanging". There are women who are around 20 years old and have flaccid skin because they got fat and thinned many times. In these cases, the recommended technique is plastic surgery, so that excess skin can be removed. A liposuction can be done up to 55 years, while the person is healthy and not remove excess fat. The appropriate age would be located after 18 years and before 45, to obtain better results.

Postoperative care

  1. Perform rest for 24 hours after the operation.
  2. Do not shower in the first 24 hours.
  3. Wear a special girdle for 1 month.
  4. Perform sessions of lymphatic drainage.
  5. Take the medication (antibiotic and anti-inflammatory) recommended by the surgeon.
  6. Do not take aspirin

Resuming the activity

Healing is a gradual process and you will begin to feel better to resume your usual activity a few days after surgery. Your surgeon will probably tell you to walk as soon as possible, but sports activity should be avoided during the first month. The sutures are removed or absorbed within the first ten days.
You will notice an almost immediate difference in the contour of your body, despite the edema that will gradually be reabsorbed. After three months, the residual edema disappears and the form is final.
You will feel that your clothes are looser; It is the ideal time for you to incorporate a healthy diet and an adequate exercise plan to maintain and improve these advantages.

Liposuction will be contraindicated or there will be increased risks in patients:

  1. With respiratory or cardiac problems
  2. wWth excess weight
  3. If the results of the pre-operation studies are not normal
  4. If the patient has had recent surgery in the area to be treated
  5. If you have poor circulation


Proceed Surgically
Neck and  double chin  liposuction.
Suction-assisted neck fat removal
Arm liposuction.
Suction-assisted arms fat removal
Abdominal liposuction.
Suction-assisted abdomen fat removal
Hip liposuction.
Suction-assisted Hips fat removal
Thigh liposuction.
Suction-assisted thigh fat removal
Knees lipossction.
Suction-assisted knees fat removal
Thigh, hips, abdomen liposuction. 
Combined suction-assisted fat removal
Hips, gluts liposuctio.
Combined suction-assisted fat removal
Lipoaspiration of thighs and hips.
Combined fat aspiration
Lumbar  liposuction.
Suction-assisted inferior back fat removal
Abdominal and lumbar liposuction.
Combined suction-assisted fat removal
Prices are in USD
The prices of this program are referential and are subject to change after the evaluation made by the specialists with the information you send. The medical program includes a personalized budget.
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