In professional liposuction, also known as liposuction, fat deposits are removed with fine microcannulas and thus permanently removed. In this way, problem zones in which fat pads protrude can be adapted to the other body contours.

    With a liposculpture, certain lines and contours (e.g. venus dimples, champagne channel) can be specifically emphasized. With the smallest skin incisions, which can be hidden in the wrinkle lines of the skin or under a swimsuit, targeted, lasting and visible contour improvements can be achieved. First, fluid is injected into the subcutaneous tissue to loosen the tissue. The excess fatty tissue is then gently removed with a cannula and a vacuum pump.

    How can you prepare for liposuction?

    • Liposuction should be performed when the desired weight has been reached.
    • All your questions about possible complications and alternative treatments should be answered in advance.
    • Keep nicotine and alcohol consumption to a minimum!
    • If necessary, set temporarily stop taking medication containing hormones (the pill).
    • Blood-thinning medication (e.g. ASS, Thomapyrin®) must be discontinued at least 10 days before the operation after consultation with your doctor.
    • Vitamin preparations (A & E) as well as food supplements (omega-3 fatty acids / St. John’s wort preparations, etc.) must be taken at least once a year. be discontinued 4 weeks before the plastic-aesthetic procedure.
    • A follow-up cost insurance should be taken out for the performance of aesthetic operations.
    • Operations limit the ability to travel by air. Therefore, do not plan any professional or private air travel during the 6 weeks after the operation.

    How is liposuction performed?

    • The duration of the operation is about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the findings.
    • Small areas can be treated on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia or in twilight sleep.
    • Larger quantities are removed under general anaesthesia. Then inpatient monitoring for 1 to 2 days is recommended.
    • The small punctures are sutured with fine skin threads.

    What do you need to keep in mind after liposuction?

    • Postoperative medical checks usually begin on postoperative day 3. The next control appointments take place after 1, 2, 6 weeks and after 6 & 12 months.
    • Showering is possible immediately before the wound check from the 3rd postoperative day.
    • The stitches are removed between the 10th and 14th day after the operation.
    • Compression girdles that have been previously fitted to your body are to be worn continuously for 6 weeks.
    • Scar care in the form of scar massages, sun protection and silicone padding from the 3rd postoperative week onwards support scar healing and help to achieve inconspicuous scars.
    • Sports activities, sauna sessions, swimming as well as heavy work & sunbathing are not recommended for min. 6 weeks.
    • Consistent sun protection (sun protection factor 50+) for 6 months is recommended.


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    Dr. med. Stéphane Stahl

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    Dr. med. Stéphane steel is the former director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery / Hand Surgery at the Lüdenscheid Clinic. Dr. Stahl studied medicine at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin. In 2011 he passed the European and 2012 the German specialist examination for plastic and aesthetic surgery. Further specialist qualifications and additional qualifications followed (including quality management, medical didactics, physical therapy, emergency medicine, laser protection officers, hand surgery) as well as prizes and awards. In 2015 he completed his habilitation in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Tübingen. He is an experienced microsurgeon, a sought-after expert and a regular speaker at specialist congresses. After a multi-stage selection process, Stéphane Stahl became a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), one of the world’s largest and most influential specialist societies for aesthetic surgery. His authorship includes numerous articles in respected peer review journals and standard surgical textbooks.

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