Stubborn fat deposits, which are impossible to remove even with strict dieting and sporting activity, spoil the aesthetic proportions of women and men. The body contour can be harmonised by permanently removing these fat deposits by suction (tumescence technique). The areas that are typically affected are the outer thighs (riding breeches), inner thighs, stomach, waistline (love handles) and knees.
The operation is performed in an outpatient or short-stay inpatient setting, under a general anaesthetic, or under a local anaesthetic and twilight sedation for smaller areas if requested.
We inject a special solution into the excess fatty tissue and remove it by suction through small skin incisions, using fine cannulas that are specifically designed for this purpose.
The sutures on the small skin incisions may be removed after 10 days. A compression garment should be worn for 6 weeks after the operation. Sporting activities should also be avoided for 4 weeks, depending on the area treated.
The residual scarring in the area of the skin incisions is scarcely visible. Swelling or discoloration due to bruising and some numbness, which occur occasionally, subside within 4 weeks. Anomalies, which may occur in rare cases, are usually treatable, depending on skin quality.