March 21, 2024

Why Is Liposuction The Best Fat Removal Method?

As you may have heard by now liposuction is one of the best and most effective methods if you want to lose weight. Usually, this type of surgical treatment targets body fat usually in the stomach area but not only, which is resistant to exercise and diet. Women usually go for this procedure to shape and contour these specific areas in the body and that is why it is also known as body contouring. 

However, do not mistake this for a weight loss procedure because you need to be near your ideal weight if you want this done. As we mentioned, the main purpose is to eliminate stubborn fat. You should also know that this procedure can be combined with other surgical treatments depending on your requests. Furthermore, we will discuss what makes Liposuction the best fat-removal method and why you should consider it.

Extra stomach and thigh fat which can easily be removed with a liposuction procedure

Why Is Liposuction Done?

Liposuction aims to eliminate fat from different areas of the body including the following:

  • Stomach.
  • Chin and neck.
  • Upper arms.
  • Waistline.
  • Hips.
  • Thighs. 

You should also know that men are also suitable for liposuction and the area that they mostly want to treat is the extra breast tissue which is a condition called gynecomastia. 

As we start to eat more and you gain weight the size of fat cells starts to increase. The liposuction procedure reduces the quantity of fat cells in a certain region resulting in a more contoured body shape. The volume of fat and the appearance of the region determine how much fat is eliminated through liposuction. If your weight doesn’t change after the treatment, the results from modifications will most likely be permanent.

Following liposuction, the skin conforms to the newly formed contours of the treated regions that you need altering. After the procedure is done the skin will be well-toned and elastic making it seem so much smoother. However, you should know that liposuction will not treat other skin issues like cellulite or stretch marks and if you want to reduce their appearance you should aim for different treatments or you can combine them together. 

Just like with any other procedure, you should be in good overall health and not have any other medical conditions including diabetes, blood flow problems, or a weak immune system. We put a lot of focus into this because we don’t want any further complications during and after the treatments. Our main priority is our patient’s safety throughout every step of the treatment. 

Before The Procedure

We recommend our patients do proper research and discuss with the surgeon what they can expect from this treatment so they will be prepared properly. It is very normal that the doctor will do a review of your medical history and ask if you have any medical conditions. It is very important to tell your dentist what supplements, medications, or if there is any treatment you are following. This will make the whole process easier and safer for you and the surgeon. 

In some cases, the patient might also need to have certain lab tests before the procedure is done or might also need to stop taking certain medications like blood thinners or anti-inflammatory drugs. These simple steps are common with every treatment and will also ensure your safety and avoid further complications.

Depending on the quantity and the area where the fat is located the surgery can sometimes be done in a medical facility, while other times when it is combined with other procedures it may take place in a hospital. Whatever the case it is important to have someone with you to drive you back to your home and take care of you for the first days after it. These are some important factors to consider before deciding if you want to have a liposuction done or not. 

Image illustrating liposuction in Albania

What Set Liposuction Apart?

As we mentioned before liposuction is a surgical treatment that aims to remove unwanted fat tissue in certain areas of the body through a gentle suction. The suction will be done by a thin tube called a cannula which is inserted through a small incision in the fatty tissue in the area you want to treat. Usually, due to the fact that the incisions are very small and the procedure is considered noninvasive, you won’t be left with any visible scars. At Medical Tourism in Albania, we offer two types of liposuction techniques: traditional liposuction and laser liposuction

Traditional liposuction is the procedure we described earlier whale laser liposuction is an advancement of it. During this procedure, the doctor will insert the cannulas and will melt the fat tissues by heating the laser beams. The heat will reach 50-52 degrees. Even though this might sound painful you don’t need to worry because everything will be done under the effect of anesthesia and it will be done in a hospital environment. This high heat will also tighten the connective tissues and the collagen of the skin. 

Because hormones and genetics vary greatly, there are significant variations in fat accumulation based on the patient’s. Women’s hips, inner thighs, abdomen, and outer thighs are among the most requested body parts to be treated. while men have certain body parts, like the abdomen. Patients with fat distribution, primarily in these regions, are suitable candidates for laser liposuction. 

The Many Benefits Of Liposuction

The Results Are Permanent

Liposuction offers a lot of benefits and providing permanent fat removal results is one of the most important ones. The fat cells removed during the procedure will never grow back which is great news. It doesn’t matter what technique of liposuction you choose, the traditional one or laser liposuction, the purpose will be the same. 

But you should be aware that you need to maintain a constant weight in order to maintain the effects for as long as possible. This is because a certain area’s fat cells are reduced as a result of the surgery. If the skin in that region is naturally elastic, it will stretch out to a new shape and it will alter the results. The shape will also not change even as you grow older as long as you keep the desired weight.

As we have said before, liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that will help you remove stubborn weight from certain areas of the body that are resistant to exercise and diet, so it is not considered a weight loss treatment. If the patient starts to gain weight there is a possibility that new fat cells form or the existing ones will grow bigger making you look fatter. This is why it is very important to keep exercising and maintaining a healthy diet after the procedure is done. 

Almost Immediate Results

Another benefit of liposuction is that it provides almost immediate results and the recovery period is short. Most patients will start to notice a difference within 1-3 months after the surgery. However, swelling and bruising will be present after the surgery but these are common side effects with every surgical treatment that you should consider.  

Image illustrating an affordable liposuction procedure in Albania

Helps Treat Certain Conditions

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that will treat several medical conditions in both men and women, including: 

  • Gynecomastia: A medical condition for men which consists of overgrown breasts. 
  • Obese people: Can reduce the percentage of their body Mass Index. 
  • Lipomas: Fatty and benign tumors.
  • Lymphedema: This is the term for the edema of lymph around the arms and legs. 

It is crucial to understand that improving the look is the main purpose of liposuction; all other applications are only secondary. Since many of the benefits may be obtained by having a healthy lifestyle that includes eating proper food, exercising frequently, and following regular sleep cycles, it is never actually utilized for physical health. 

Liposuction Is A Safe Removal Of Fat

The fact that liposuction is such a minimally invasive procedure may be one of the main reasons it is growing in popularity and why people are requesting it more and more. Little incisions are created in the regions that will be treated during liposuction, and a fluid is injected into your body to break up the fat cells and induce anesthesia. When this is finished, suction is applied and a tiny tube known as a cannula is placed into the wound. All that’s left behind is pure fat—no blood involved. Following two days of recuperation, patients recovering from liposuction are usually back on their feet.

Liposuction Can Improve Your Health

It is a known fact that maintaining a normal weight and body mass index is very important and because the aim of liposuction is to remove unwanted fat deposits you will be able to achieve this goal much faster if you decide to go through with it. After the procedure, you will not only have a better appearance but you will also be healthier. 

Liposuction Improves Your Appearance 

Being overweight or trying to lose weight but not succeeding can be very annoying and most likely you will not feel your best. Liposuction is a way to improve the appearance of your body and change the way others perceive you. If diet and exercise are not enough and you don’t feel good in your body, we recommend you to consider this treatment and you will be left speechless with the results and will start to love your body more. 

Suitable candidate for liposuction in Albania

Good Liposuction Candidates

For long-term outcomes, a steady weight is crucial, so the perfect candidate for liposuction should be within 30% of their optimal body weight. Patients who desire to reduce weight in the future should avoid liposuction until they reach their target weight.

The best candidates for liposuction can just be genetically predisposed to having extra fat in the arms, neck, thighs, and belly. Generally speaking, age is not a barrier to liposuction. But as you get older, your skin may get looser, which could hinder the best outcomes. So overall a good candidate is someone who is in good health and near their ideal weight.

Remember that liposuction is never a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise. It is also not a fast fix for weight issues or a way to drastically lower your body mass index. You must maintain your weight for best results since this operation is intended to eliminate stubborn fat pockets to give your body the desired shape and form. Although areas that have undergone liposuction will not gain as much fat as they previously did, the fat cells that are still there may enlarge as a result of weight increase and impact your outcomes. 

Who Isn’t A Good Liposuction Candidate?

Liposuction requires optimum health, just like any other procedure. Individuals with significant medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung illness, or other conditions, might not be suitable candidates. Additionally, there is a higher chance of liposuction problems among smokers. 

Remember that liposuction is not a way of losing weight. If you are overweight, you should speak with a nutritionist or your general practitioner about starting a diet or weight reduction program to get to a healthy, almost-ideal weight. If you need to drop a lot of weight, you may be able to consider some surgical treatments like gastric bypass. The goal of liposuction is to support you in reaching your target weight in the last stages.

Skin elasticity is another important factor to take into account. Following liposuction, patients with loose or flabby skin may seem wrinkled. You might not be a good candidate for this operation for the following additional reasons:

You Want Too Much Fat Removed

According to surgeons, a single treatment should not include the removal of more than five liters of fat and fluids. An excess of this quantity eliminated increases the likelihood of problems in the future.  

You should seriously consider these guidelines, which are based on studies of people who have had surgery. Your surgeon could advise you to reduce weight before having liposuction surgery if you are really overweight.

Consultation for liposuction in Albania

You Do Not Have Medical Clearance For Surgery

Before every surgical procedure surgeons will evaluate your overall health and this way they will decide if liposuction is the right treatment for you or not. You might not be aware of some medical conditions you might have so these checkups are very important. Some conditions that might put you at risk can include asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. 

Another important question that your doctor will ask you is if you have quit smoking or at least stopped for at least six weeks before liposuction. This is due to the fact that smoking will increase the risk of more complications like recovering from anesthesia or infections. 

Additionally, since some cardiac medications, such as blood thinners, might impair your healing after surgery, you should let your surgeon know if you take any of these. A letter of approval from your cardiologist approving your elective surgery and saying it’s okay for you to stop taking blood thinners before the procedure may be required in these specific cases. 

Skin Elasticity Issues

To get your arms, thighs, or abdomen to look tight and toned again, fat removal is just one step in the process. Making sure your skin shrinks back to your new shape is the second problem. You will have slack, sagging skin if the skin does not shrink back. You should speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that this is the right operation for you if your goal is to have the ideal bikini figure.

Your skin should be supple and recover quickly from cosmetic surgery if you are younger and have never given birth. However, following liposuction, you can have extra loose skin if you’re older or have kids. The good news is that if you choose to have liposuction together with a non-surgical skin tightening technique, you can enhance the appearance of drooping or loose skin and have the perfect figure.

Jessica

Jessica

Meet Jessica, the compassionate website publisher with a passion for medical tourism, medical procedures, plastic surgery, and uncovering the wonders of Albania. Through her informative and eloquent writing, she guides and empowers readers to make informed decisions about healthcare and explore the beauty of this enchanting country. Let Jessica be your trusted source for all things related to health, travel, and self-discovery.

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