Removing body fat using suction has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery that can result in a better body contour with minimal scarring. The procedure gives the most effective result when used to remove localized areas of unwanted fat after someone has reached a desirable weight through diet and exercise. The best results can be achieved in younger people who have good skin tone; however, many older people may have excellent results if they recognize the limitations of the surgery and have realistic expectations. Sometimes a minor secondary procedure is necessary to achieve desired results.
Except for removing very small amounts of fat, this procedure must be performed under general anesthesia. The procedure continues from one to four hours. For smaller cases it can be done on an outpatient basis. When large amounts of fat are planned to be removed, due to safety reasons you may stay overnight at our partner clinic under the care of nursing staff.
Initially the doctor will mark areas for liposuction on your body. Before the surgeon begins the liposuction, the area to be suctioned is infused with large quantities of a special fluid. This is called the tumescent technique. It has been in widespread use for many years and is a great advance to classic liposuction. It makes it easier for the surgeon to remove the fat and there is less bleeding and postoperative bruising and pain. Patients recover faster and are back to their normal activities sooner compared to the older technique.
A small, 2-5 mm incision is made near the area where the fat is to be removed. A thin, blunt-tipped, hollow rod is inserted under the skin and carefully manipulated through the fat tissue. The hollow rod is attached to a high-vacuum hose that sucks out the unwanted fat cells. When the desired fat is removed, the incisions are closed and dressings are applied. The length of the procedure varies depending on how much fat is removed and it takes from 1 to 4 hours.
Compression garments must be worn to produce smooth, even results. They need to be used for up to 4 weeks following the surgery. You are allowed to take the garments off for brief periods of time to shower. Usually results are obvious right away, but over the following 8-12 weeks there will be continuous improvement as the swelling diminishes.
Illustration of the procedure:
After the procedure, oral medication will usually control the pain. Patients should drink plenty of fluids during the first few days after surgery. Sport drinks containing electrolytes are recommended. Patients can return to almost normal daily activity in about one week, but it may be several weeks before strenuous exercise can be resumed.
As in any operation, complications can occur but their degree and number are relatively small. Occasionally, antibiotics are required for minor infections. The most common problem is waviness or sagging skin, which is caused by irregular fat removal or inadequate skin shrinkage over the newly contoured areas. In some cases, there may be depressions from too much fat removal. Cellulite (dimpling) and other surface irregularities that were present before surgery will still be present afterward.
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In accordance with the commentary on article 20 of the Republic of Lithuania law on VAT, in the absence of medical indications, procedures are taxed with VAT. Whether VAT (21%) is added to the denoted price or not, doctors decide during a consultation.
|Liposuction||Price in €||Price in £|
|The all-included price of liposuction – € 795 / £701|
|One area||250 – 600||220 – 529|
|General anaesthesia||300 – 530||265 – 467|
|Hospitalization, tests, special garments, medication, administration||245||216|
|Personal assistance*||from 145||from 128|
|Hotel double room for 5 nights (per person)||87.5||77|
|Other Body Sculpting Surgeries||Price in €||Price in £|
|The reference prices of Body Sculpting|
|Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) / abdominoplasty with hernia repair||950 / 1100||838 / 970|
|Brachioplasty (arm lift)||1000||882|
|Calves / one calf correction with implants||1600 / 1050||1,411 / 926|
|Calves / one calf correction by fat grafting||1200 / 900||1,058 / 794|
|Mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty)||600||529|
|Fat transfer to the buttocks||1600||1,411|