The liposuction is becoming increasingly popular procedure. If you are thinking to have such a procedure yourself, here are few things to know before you start planning your journey.
To perform the liposuction surgery your cosmetic practitioner will be using a small cannula ultrasound probe to dissolve the fatty layer and remove excess fat cells from your chosen area of the body.
A small incision needs to be made in part of the body where then cannula will need to be inserted. These tiny incisions are only about 0.5-1cm long, allowing the numbing solution to infiltrate under the skin and ultrasound probe to enter. Their incisions are too tiny they heal very quickly usually requiring no stitches. The number of incision sites made during the cosmetic procedure will depend on how much fat needs to be removed and the area of the body treated.
To minimize noticeable scars post- liposuction, the tiny little incisions are typically placed in a discreet area of the body. For example, in the belly button, inner thighs, or along the bikini line so they can be camouflaged by underwear. Seven to 10 days after the surgery, complications like fibrosis and seromas are arising.
What is seroma and what causes seroma?
Seroma is the accumulation of fluid below the skin close to the surgical scar.
This build-up fluid is more common after surgery in which the skin and fat tissue have been manipulated, such as in plastic surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast surgeries, or after cesarian delivery.
Surgery causes damage to the blood and lymph vessels and surrounding tissues. An inflammatory response occurs, and the severed vessels and tissues will produce clear fluid in response. It may feel like you have liquid filled cyst under your surgery site. You may also hear the liquid moving around and/or have a clear fluid leakage out of your wound.
What is fibrosis?
Fibrosis after cosmetic surgery refers to imperfection occurring as a result of the procedure. There can include lumps, internal scaring, and thickened areas of tissue. There are part of the healing process.
We can treat seroma and fibrosis with:
-Regular post-op lymphatic drainage massage
-Wearing the correct compression garment
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch If you are planning cosmetic surgery. If you have any questions relating to our services or would you like bespoke pre and post op package that’s tailored to your specific needs.