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Liposuction is the most effective method to shape the body

Liposuction flattens the abdomen, reduces the circumference of the hips, thighs and buttocks, slims the waist and wrists, and reduces adipose bulges and fat on the knees, neck and arms. 

Treatment Overview

What is a liposuction?

Liposuction or lipoplasty removes unwanted fat from the abdomen, face and/or body to give you the slimmer, firmer shape you want. Liposuction is performed surgically and fat cells removed during surgery do not grow back. This means, should you gain weight after surgery, that it will not be concentrated in your former “problem areas” – the fat will be more evenly distributed. Even if you gain weight after the surgery, your treated areas will always look better than if you had not had the surgery at all.

I use for you the method that really guarantees success and the surgery that affects the body the least. This is individual for each person, but the two methods that guarantee the best results are:

  • Water-Assisted Liposuction, or WAL
  • The Power-Assisted Liposuction or PAL

How does the liposuction work?

The procedure is performed with local anesthesia or local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation (if desired) on an outpatient basis.

By selectively removing excess fat deposits through a tiny suction tube, I can achieve dramatic fat reduction results in problem areas. In the area of fat removal (liposuction), I make a small (and very inconspicuous) incision. A large amount of anesthetic solution is injected into the area, causing the fat to swell and become firm. This allows the liposuction cannula with a thin tube to get smoothly under the skin. With pulling and pushing movements of the cannula, I loosen the fat under the skin and suck it out at the same moment.

You will be able to work again after 2-3 days. You can resume light activities already after one week. Especially weight training, but also other strenuous activities, you will have to refrain from for about a month.

In the period until about 4-6 weeks after the surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment (panty, body or similar) to reduce swelling and bruising. The garment will also help your skin get used to the new, slimmer contour.

Can I improve my silhouette through liposuction?

Anyone can have liposuction performed. However, you must keep in mind that liposuction is not a successful means of weight loss. It is ideal for stubborn fat or problem areas (abdomen, thighs, legs, arms). I achieve the most remarkable results with patients who exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet.

They do not necessarily have to be in a normal BMI range. Even obese patients sometimes achieve remarkable results. If you are at a stable weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that simply do not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction can be safely performed to achieve the results you desire. However, you should have realistic expectations about what liposuction can do for you. Therefore, during all consultations, it is crucial that you and I intensively discuss the possibilities and limitations of the procedure in your case.

Will my weight be reduced by the surgery?

Liposuction generally does not result in weight loss. It is also not effective in treating cellulite on the thighs and should not replace exercise and a proper diet. It is intended for relatively healthy, fit people who need a little help to achieve a slimmer, attractively proportioned body. The amount of fat that is removed will not have a significant effect on your weight. If you want to lose weight, you should consider making healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet.

Left image: Individual body regions where liposuction is applied (especially abdomen, thighs, legs, arms).
Right image: The fat is suctioned off through a cannula.

How much fat is removed?

The amount of fat to be removed must be very precise. This allows for an aesthetically pleasing contour that complements your overall body image. If too little is removed, these bulges will still be visible to you. If too much is removed, strange craters and unnatural pockets will appear, disrupting the smooth surface of your skin. Excess fat removal can also lead to sagging skin, which would consequently require skin tightening.

I always look at your facial and body contours as a whole, rather than in individual sections. This way, I can more accurately measure the amount of fat to be removed. I evaluate your natural proportions and what will make the enhancement appear most harmonious. Therefore, there is no under or over correction in my patients.

Where can fat be suctioned?

The most common zones I treat in women are the so-called riding pants (outer thighs), inner thighs-knees, flanks and buttocks, abdomen (upper and lower abdomen), back (upper), lower legs, as well as neck and double chin. Men often desire liposuction of the chest, abdominal area, and “love handles” (flanks).

“Liposuction is by far the best way to get rid of unwanted fat. Liposuction helps you lose problem areas and get a harmonious, well-proportioned body.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

When will I see the result?

Although you will notice a difference in your body immediately after surgery, the change will be more noticeable after 4-6 weeks, after the swelling has subsided. The final results appear about 6 months after the procedure.

Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells. Weight gain after surgery may cause the operated area to grow overall, but your overall body contour will look more balanced.

Liposuction Cost

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot give generally valid prices for liposuction. The costs of each surgical treatment also depend on your personal initial situation and your wishes.

Write us a message and make your appointment! Only in the course of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for liposuction start from CHF 4,000. A specific, customized offer will be made to you after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Kelly® today.

Before you decide on a treatment, you have the great opportunity for a personal consultation. Our goal is to care for you not only medically, but also from person to person.

Dr. Kelly® | Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine
by Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

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CH-6333 Hünenberg See

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