Lipolysis is performed by using certain mesotherapy medications. As it breaks a very limited number of fat cells, it can never be a substitute for liposuction. With the method of lip shaping, an amount of fat abstracted from excessive-fat areas by liposuction is transferred to low-fat areas by fat injection. In this way, fat is removed and the body is recontoured by filling. Lip shaping is among the methods which yield the best results.
Although it is quite a simple procedure, liposuction bears certain risks like any other surgical operation. However, as long as the patient is eligible for the operation, the surgery room features the necessary equipment, and the physician has experience regarding the procedure, liposuction is a safe procedure.
The length of time necessary for liposuction varies significantly depending on the dimensions of the relevant region, the amount of fat abstracted, the type of anesthesia and the technique used. For instance, if fat is being removed from a small region, the procedure can be completed in half an hour. Otherwise, if liposuction is being performed from the whole abdomen, hips and back at the same time, it will take an average of 2 hours.
In liposuction, a small cannula (a hollow tube) is inserted in the body through a small incision of 1-2 mm made on the skin, and then the fat beneath the skin is abstracted through this cannula by vacuum power. The sucking power on the tip of the cannula may be supplied from a vacuum pump or a large injector. A medicated fluid is administered intravenously before the removal of fat. The mixture consisting of intravenous saline solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (a medicine that causes the shrinking of blood vessels) enables the easier removal of the fat tissue, reduces bleeding and maintains the efficacy of anesthesia during and after the surgery. Fluid injection also contributes to less bruising after the surgery.
A healthy diet and regular exercise will help you maintain your new contour more easily. If you have realistic expectations, you will probably be highly satisfied with the result. You will realize that your clothes will look better on you and you will be happy with your body appearance.