Today, liposuction represents an elegant and gentle method of removing local fat accumulation in a lasting and well-directed way. Liposuction should never be a means of loosing weight. In our understanding it is an extraordinary method of shaping the body. Owing to the use of very small cannulas (diameter of 2 to 4 mm), surface depression is only very rarely a problem.

Liposuction can be carried out in various regions of the body (hips, abdomen, thighs, lower legs, upper arms, chin and throat area a.s.o.). The surgery will be performed using the tumescent technique, i.e., a mixture out of physiologic saline, local anaesthetics and adrenaline will be infiltrated pre-operatively into the region where liposuction is intended to be performed. The actual drawing off will only be carried out after a waiting period. No more than a volume of 2 to 3 litres will be drawn off during one session. Where it is necessary, a second session will be taken into consideration, not least owing to safety reasons.

Generally, the surgery can be performed out-patient using twilight anaesthesia. Post-operatively it is necessary to wear a compression bandage for approximately 4 weeks. You can find further information regarding this issue in an article written by Dr. Wagner, published in “Medicine and Beauty”.