Hip Liposuction

Beautiful and slender legs are the dream of any woman. However, not every woman has such legs from birth, and a some of them have to the constant wear long skirts and trousers. Plastic surgery does not stay at the same place, and a method to give slenderness to the legs by hip liposuction (removal of excess fatty deposits) has been found. This technique not only reduces the circumference but also visually improves the contour of the legs giving them a natural shape. At GRACEm the plastic surgeons specialising in body modelling will help their patients to gain confidence by giving their figure an improved and desirable look.

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What is hip liposuction?
Liposuction is a highly effective method of the hips contouring which includes removing of the excessive fat deposits through a small puncture in the skin with the help of special equipment.

Duration of operation: 30-90 minutes

Rehabilitation: 2-3 weeks

Our approach to hip liposuction

  • Selection of the hip liposuction take taking into account the physiological characteristics of a patient.
  • Increased attention to the safety of our patients.
  • Reduction of rehabilitation period 2-3 times in comparison with other clinics.

Why do the fat deposits form in the hips area?
The main reason for the fat deposition in the hips area is a genetic predisposition. On the outer surface of the hips often, the as called breeches form which are not removed even under intense physical exertion and which make the figure to look inharmonious.

Another problem area is the inner surface of the hips. Due rubbing between the thighs while walking in stout women, they have to wear trousers all the time.

If the fatty deposits are significant, then the so-called smoothing kind of liposuction of the inner surface of the thigh is shown. It is impossible to remove excessive fat in this area in the usual way as the skin here is not able to contract well so the risk of uneven surface formation is increased.

Advantages of the hip liposuction
A long-lasting result Liposuction allows keeping the hips tight for many years that cannot be achieved with diets and physical exercises. Liposuction is aimed at removing exactly the fat cells, that is, there is a decrease in of the fat deposits volume in the hip area while the other methods ensure the loss of fat but the not the decrease of the number of the fat cells.

The effect after one procedure To give the thighs a tight look, one liposuction procedure is enough.

No scarring after the operation After the hip liposuction, there is only one small scar which is almost invisible on the skin.

Hip liposuction techniques

  • Standard vacuum liposuction, which, in turn, is divided into a dry liposuction technique (the introduction of a cannula through mini-incisions under the skin) and wet liposuction technique (performed in a similar way however an anesthetic is administered prior to the intervention).
  • Tumescent liposuction includes the preliminary injection of the Klein solution (lidocaine, epinephrine and normal saline) around the operative area. After 40 minutes, the dilution of the fat occurs and the fatty tissue is subsequently removed.
  • Reinforced (oscillating) liposuction includes the use of a cannula with a special manipulator to create backward and forward movements with a frequency of 200 motions per minute.
  • Ultrasound liposuction includes the destruction of the fat cells by ultrasound. During the procedure, the skin incision is made, a probe is inserted to transfer ultrasound waves which destroy the fat tissue with the subsequent suction of fat through the cannula.
  • Laser liposuction involves applying a laser beam through a thin one-millimetre needle that burns fat cells in motion.

Potential complications
The complications after liposuction include bleeding, wound suppuration, inflammation, fat embolism, and asymmetry. Dimples and uneven area may occur due to incomplete contraction of the skin or irregular cicatrization in the fatty tissue, etc.

However, the ten-year experience of the GRACE Centre doctors who use the high-quality technologies and medications and pay increased attention to safety minimise the likelihood of the above-mentioned risks at GRACE.
The course of complete rehabilitation

Day 2Discharge from the inpatient unit. It is allowed to have a shower.
In 5-7 daysRemoval of stitches and compressing underwear. Returning life to normal.
In 3-4 weeksIt is allowed flying.
In 2 monthsIt is allowed to visit the sauna, solarium, and fitness centres. You can evaluate the result of the operation

Specific aspects of the postoperative period

  • During first 2 days, a patient should stay in the inpatient unit a hospital and have rest. In the case of painful sensations, the doctor prescribes her painkillers. It is necessary to take an additional amount of liquid in the form of mineral water (without gas), juices, or fruit drinks.
  • During 1 week, it is recommended to avoid intense physical exertion as well as sleeping on the back. It is required to avoid rough bending and turning of the trunk or lifting weights as this can lead to increased swelling and soreness.
  • During 2-3 weeks after operation, it is necessary to exclude fatty, spicy, strongly salted, and fried food as well as alcoholic beverages and exotic fruits from the diet.
  • During 4-6 weeks, it is required to wear special compression underwear.

During 2 months after operation, it is not allowed attending steam bath, sauna, solarium and spending much time in the sun. Also, in this period, active sports, including swimming, are prohibited.

  • During rehabilitation, the patients should include food rich in vitamins, micronutrients and all necessary substances in their diet.

Self-preparation for surgery

  • 14 days before surgery, you should stop taking antibiotics and aspirin-containing drugs. Patients are advised to quit smoking and drinking alcohol in order to strengthen the immune system and facilitate blood clotting ability.
  • In the evening before surgery, you should not take any food. For safe anesthesia, the stomach should be empty before the surgery.
  • In the morning on the day of surgery, when arriving at the clinic, you should have comfortable clothes that not compress the hips, personal hygiene products, spare underwear, and all necessary documents and test results with you.

On the day of hip liposuction, it is important for the patient to be in a calm mental and physical state. During preparation for the operation, it is important to have a proper rest, keeping to a healthy diet, avoiding fatty meat, fast food, carbonated drinks and coffee as well as limited consumption of salt. In some cases, vitamins and iron-containing drugs are prescribed.

Detailed consultation is the key to a successful operation
The duration of the initial consultation at GRACE takes, on average, 40-50 minutes. This time is necessary to hear and understand as deeply as possible all the needs and desires of a patient. After the examination, we will discuss in detail a patient’s desires and whether, according to the surgeon’s opinion, the operation will satisfy them. During the consultation, we always strive to help our patients to create the correct expectation about the results of correction of lower leg shape.

To ask questions, please contact us by phone: +38 (044) 499-70-00

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