Liposuction: discover the before and after of this surgery
Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries worldwide and consists of the removal of localized fat in specific areas of the body, such as:
• Face and neck;
• Upper limbs;
• Gluteal region;
• Hip and lower limbs.
This surgery can be performed both for aesthetic reasons and to improve the health and quality of life of patients. However, many people have doubts and fears about the procedure, especially regarding the results and the price.
There are several reasons why people may feel uncomfortable and dissatisfied with their body. The genetic condition is an important factor that can influence the distribution of fat in the bodies and, consequently, generate discontentment regarding these specific areas. Aging also plays a major role in a person's confidence about their body, as it often increases the accumulation of fat in certain areas of the body, especially the abdomen and thighs, which becomes more difficult to eliminate over the years. A sedentary lifestyle and an inadequate diet are other factors that can also contribute to the accumulation of localized fat and consequent body dissatisfaction.
What can change with liposuction?
First of all, you can see here examples of clinical cases before and after this procedure.
Liposuction may be a solution to correct these problems, as it is a surgery capable of removing the excess fat located in specific areas of the body, leaving very small and discrete scars, improving not only the physical appearance, but also the patient's self-confidence, quality of life and health. The accumulation of localized fat can be a risk factor for several diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart problems, and by removing this fat, these risks are reduced, leading to an improvement in the patient's overall health. Nevertheless, liposuction is not a definitive and permanent solution for the health and appearance of the body, because the results can be affected by several factors, such as aging, weight gain, and loss of skin elasticity. Therefore, it is fundamental that the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle after the surgery to maintain the results in the long term.
Each case is unique and the results are always variable, but usually the changes that arise after a liposuction are:
• Improved body contouring: by removing localized fat in problem areas such as the abdomen, flanks, back, legs, arms, "jowls" and others, liposuction improves body contouring and proportion, providing a more attractive and rejuvenated body appearance;
• Improved self-esteem: patients who have undergone liposuction and who currently feel satisfied and comfortable with their bodies report a significant improvement in self-esteem. They also report an increased level of energy and enthusiasm in their daily lives;
• Visible and lasting results: liposuction removes "resistant" fat deposits, and when combined with a healthy lifestyle, leads to lasting results.
Do you have doubts about the price of a liposuction?
In terms of the cost of a liposuction in Portugal, the average price can vary between about 2000 and 6000 euros, depending on the individual case of each patient, and several factors, such as the experience and reputation of the surgeon, the quality of service provided, the conditions and location of the clinic, the technique used, the extent of the area treated, among others.
It is important to note that the lowest price is not always the best option - it is crucial to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of localized fat through aspiration and is considered a highly complex surgery, which can present risks if not performed properly. A qualified and experienced surgeon will carefully evaluate the patient before the surgery, considering the patient's goals and expectations, checking the patient's general health, and whether there are any medical contraindications, in order to ensure that the procedure is performed safely, and effectively, and that the results obtained meet the patient's expectations - and this is priceless!
If you are unhappy with your body appearance, or if you feel discomfort in your daily life due to excess fat located in certain areas of your body, liposuction, combined with a healthy lifestyle, can be an effective way to solve this problem and improve your self-esteem and overall quality of life. It is important to do careful research, seek out a qualified and experienced professional surgeon, and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure so that you can make a conscious and informed decision.
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In case this article presents before and after photos please consider them merely demonstrative and may not serve as a reference for your particular case. These images are only to show possible results for one or several surgical procedures. The images we use are of patients who have consented to their use. Any images do not represent a guarantee of results.
Sobre a Médica Especialista
Dr. Alice Varanda Pereira / Plastic Surgery
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association, Nr. 47051
Graduated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, she completed her master’s degree in human sexuality and is currently developing her PhD at this same institution.
She joined the University faculty academic staff in 2008 as a lecturer of the Institute of Anatomy. It is in this unit that she produces most of her research projects, mainly in the area of surgical anatomy, whilst also supervising master’s thesis for undergraduate students.
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