Liposuction also known as lipoplasty or lipectomy is a cosmetic surgery operation that removes fat from many different sites on the human body. Areas affected can range from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, to the neck, backs of the arms and elsewhere.
“Seulement Pour VIP” exclusively interviewed Dr. TAREK HUSAMI, MD, Cosmetic, Plastic and hand surgeon. Graduated from New York University as a fellow of plastic surgery in 1990, he practiced in OHIO USA for 2 years before coming back to Lebanon AUH. Now in private practice.
SAFETY relates not only to the amount of tissue removed, but to the choice of anesthetic and the patient’s overall health. The surgeon’s specialty is not as important as the surgeon’s technique, experience and attitude toward safety.
Therefore, making sure that your surgeon is qualified and registered in LSPRAS(www.lspras.com) is the first step in order to build the required trust bond.
THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION are of relatively normal weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations.
ANESTHESIA may be general, regional (“tumescent”), or local.
TIME OF SURGERY may vary considerably from thirty minutes to several hours, depending on the area and amount being suctioned.
THE RISKS OF SURGERY are minimized as long as patients are carefully selected, the operating facility is properly equipped, and the physician is adequately trained in body contouring as well as general surgery. Rarely the procedure may cause trauma.
RECOVERY TIME: Healing is gradual. Patients are back to work between 2 days and 2 weeks. If non-absorbable sutures are placed, they will be removed after 5 to 10 days.
A Gain or compressive garment is necessary for three weeks.
OTHER LIPOSUCTION TECHNIQUES
According to Dr. Husami, Many other techniques have been introduced lately although their effectiveness and safety are still under debate.
VASER Liposuction also called LipoSelection, uses ultrasonic waves that break up and separate fat cells for removal. Risks: Fat clots or blood clots may form, and there is a chance these will migrate to the lungs and cause serious illness.
LASER liposuction uses lasers to liquefy the fat before it is removed, making it easier to vacuum out via liposuction. It leaves little scarring, recovery time is shortened. Single procedures confined to smaller body areas tend to be safer than those on large bodily areas. Risks: Asymmetrical Results and Skin Burns can happen due to irregular fat removal and taking out fat from areas very near to the skin.