Liposuction - Liposculpture

Liposuction - Liposculpture

Despite diet or exercise, there can be some parts of the body that leave stubborn pockets of excess fat that do not go away. Liposuction is a very popular method to remove unwanted fat from specific body areas.
Today we prefer the term liposculpture because we don't just want to remove the fat, we sculpt the body to create the best version of yourself.


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Liposuction/Liposculpture Basics

  • Surgery: 45 min
  • Local or intravenous sedation
  • Several small incisions (3mm)
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 4-8 days
  • Compression garments

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At the Wellness Kliniek we use the modern SWT method combined with the PAL method:

SWT

SWT stands for Soft-Wet-Technique or TSI (Tumescent Soft Jet Infiltration) method. This modern liposuction technique is a relatively painless treatment. The surgeon can carefully remove the excess fat in a highly controlled manner. A large quantity of liquid is injected (soft jet infiltration). This liquid makes the fatty tissue swell up and dissolve so it can be easily and selectively removed. The special liquid also ensures that there is hardly any bleeding.

PAL

PAL stands for Power Assisted Liposculpture. The liposculpture needles vibrate softly and quickly. The fat cells are broken down by the movement of the cannulae. They are immediately sucked out and drained. This method is also used to treat difficult areas such as the back, sides of the body and male breasts. The PAL liposuction method results in less stiffness and minimal bruising. 

Advantages of modern liposculpture

By using a combination of both techniques we can achieve an optimal and life lasting result.

Advantages of the combined SWT and PAL method are: 
less bruising, less swelling and sensory disturbance, fewer risks, less pain, fat removal with high precision, no damage to the blood vessels, no scarring, fast recovery, smoother skin, permanent results.

Suitable candidates for a Liposuction

If your general health is good and you don't suffer from a tendency to bleed heavily, then you can have liposculpture without extensive pre-examinations. If this is not the case then adequate medical examination, radiography or blood tests may be required.

The doctor always will advise you to stop taking blood-thinning medication 10 days before the treatment.

The procedure is not designed for general weight loss. If you are overweight, you are advised to follow a supervised weight loss programme first. The accumulation of fluid "lymphoedema tarda" can be the cause of puffy legs. If you suffer from this condition, liposculpture has little effect. Fluid accumulation is not affected by liposculpture.

Your safety, comfort and wellbeing is our biggest concern and our surgeons will guide you through your whole journey. 

Liposuction procedure

Modern liposculpture is often a combination of 2 techniques (SWT and PAL, see above) which sucks away excess fat cells in the most efficient and safest possible way. Each technique has its advantages. Our doctors are specialists in liposculpture and will determine the best method or the best combination for the ultimate result.

We make several small incisions in the skin (about 3 mm) where little or no scarring occurs. These incisions are left to heal, with just one absorbable stitch. Nothing has to be removed and a few weeks later there is hardly any evidence of the procedure having been performed.

What to expect?

People experience pain in very different ways but most patients have hardly any pain after liposculpture. The special anaesthetic lasts about a day, then the tissue and muscles may feel somewhat stiff or tight. When you are at home you can take some paracetamol if necessary.

You should take into account that a reddish serum can leak from the wounds for the first few days. At home, you may need to use a mattress cover the first night.

Despite the fact that some people don't take any time off work after having liposculpture, you can take a few days off to rest. It is important though to move around as normal as possible. 

After 4-8 days you can resume your normal activities. After 10 days you can start to play sports, swim and cycle again. 4 weeks later you are fully recovered and can also carry out heavy physical work.

Small inconveniences, such as local sensory disorders or small subcutaneous lesions may occur. They usually disappear within a few months. Post-operative massage and lymph drainage are sometimes prescribed.

Body parts that can be treated with liposuction

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Cheek contours Cheeks Armpits Neck Waist Lovehandles Saddlebags Outer thighs Inner thigh Upside knee Inside knee Pubis Lower belly Stomach Anterior upper legs
Arms Armpits Waist Lovehandles Saddlebags Outer thighs Inner thigh Inside knee Tailbone Posterior upper thigh Gluteal fold Upper back
Cheek contours Cheeks Armpits Neck Waist Lovehandles Saddlebags Outer thighs Inner thigh Upside knee Inside knee Pubis Lower belly Stomach Breasts Anterior upper legs
Arms Armpits Waist Lovehandles Saddlebags Outer thighs Inner thigh Inside knee Tailbone Posterior upper thigh Gluteal fold Upper back

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Our strengths

State of the Art Facility

Located in the heart of Genk, Wellness Kliniek is a state of the art aesthetic clinic with private operating facilities specialising in aesthetic treatments and surgery.  The Wellness Kliniek operates to the highest standards with highly qualified doctors, surgeons and dentists and skilled nursing staff. 

Top Surgeons

Our team of aesthetic surgeons are amongst the most experienced and qualified in their field. They will make sure that you are well-informed, offered honest advice, assured, comfortable and safe during every stage of your procedure. 

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of liposuction?
Less bruising, reduced risk of swelling and sensory disorders, reduced risk, less pain, accurate fat removal, permanently removed fat cells, no damage to blood vessels, no scars, quick recovery, smoother skin, permanent result.
Are the results permanent?
Yes. During puberty the body produces fat cells. However in adulthood this production stops. These cells swell due to bad eating habits. Dieting causes the cells to become smaller while liposculpture permanently eliminates fat cells. After liposculpture the body doesn't produce any new fat cells.
Who is not a suitable candidate?
The procedure is not designed for general weight loss. If you are overweight, you are advised to follow a supervised weight loss programme first.The accumulation of fluid & lymfoedema is often the cause of puffy legs. If you suffer from this condition, liposculpture has little effect. Fluid accumulation is not affected by liposculpture.

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