Lipoaspiration & Liposcuplture

If you are struggling with localised fat deposits, such as those that persist on the hips, in the saddlebags area (trochanteric region), along the inner thighs or around the knees, liposuction offers an effective solution for a more harmonious and redefined figure.

Using specialised techniques, your cosmetic surgeon can reshape the natural curves of your body. This procedure can not only improve your physical appearance, but also boost your self-confidence and general well-being.

How does the operation work?

Your liposuction is generally carried out as an outpatient procedure under a simple local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic if the size of the areas to be treated so requires.

Your plastic surgeon will make tiny incisions into which microcannulas will be inserted to gently suction out the excess fat.

You will need to wait several weeks before obtaining a stable result and getting rid of post-operative oedema and haematomas. During these 4 to 6 weeks, you will also wear a compression girdle to help your skin look its best again.

Among the instructions to follow after your liposuction is that you should not expose yourself to the sun as long as any haematomas remain. You will be able to see the final results of your liposuction after 3 to 6 months.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery :

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