Duration: 30min to 2hours

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Also known as Suction-Assisted Lipectomy, this technique allows the definite removal of localized fat deposits, which generally does not respond to an appropriate diet and physical activity. Body areas suitable for this proceedure include the; chin, neck, cheeks, arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs.

Since the number of fat cells are genetically determine and they cannot multiply, the aspirated tissue will not return, however the remaining fat will respond to the usual metabolism of the patient.

before and after.

before and after.

About Micro Lipo / Lipo

Liposuction allows the radical and definitive removal of localised fat. Its best indication is the removal of those locations impossible to modify despite a good diet and  regular physical exercise. On the other hand, liposuction does not constitute a method to become thinner and its goal is not to control the patient’s weight nor act as  a treatment of obesity.  

Liposuction (developed in 1977 for Yves-Gerard ILLOUZ), consists of the aspiration of fat through very thin tubes inserted through small incisions. The tube is connected to a pump producing negative pressure, allowing a uniform suction. Fat cells do not have the faculty to multiply, thus the result is definitive. In practice, liposuction can be applied to a great number of areas of the body: the “love handles”, hips, the abdomen, thighs, knees, calves, ankles and arms. Its technical improvements also have made it possible to extend its action to the level of the face and the neck (double chin, oval of the face).


Types Of Micro Lipo / Lipo & Methods of Treatment.


During an appointment with Dr Xavier Tenorio, specialist in Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, a full evaluation and careful examination will be performed. The motivations and the requests of the patient will be analysed and an attentive study of the localized fat deposits and its relationship with the rest of the body will be done. The fees of this first consultation will be completely refunded by deducting them from the surgical fees.


Lipostructure is usually carried out under local anaesthesia sometimes associated to sedation. General anaesthesia can also be used in some cases. The choice between these various techniques will result from the discussion between you, the surgeon and the anaesthetist.


The incisions are very small (about 3 or 4 millimetres) and discrete, since they are generally hidden in a natural folds. Fat is aspirated using tubes of different diameter that create an even network of tunnels which respect the vessels and the nerves.

The quantity of fat to be aspirated is adapted to the quality of the overlying skin and  constitutes one of the main factors determining the quality of the result. A modelling bandage is then made with elastic bands or a panty.
The surgery may take from one to two hours. Pain is not very significant and generally well tolerated. Swelling (oedema) and bruises appear during the 48 hours following the surgery and will be reabsorbed in 5 to 15 days . Thus, physical recovery is usually fast because of the light and superficial character of the intervention. It is advisable not to expose the operated areas to the direct sun or U.V for at least 4 weeks. The final result can be observed within 3 to 6 months after the surgery.
The depressions in rule are filled and the volume is restored. The evolution of the result will adapt to the natural continuation of the ageing process. IMPERFECTIONS AND COMPLICATIONS In general, we have observed that correctly administered lipostructure results in excellent patient satisfaction.
Certain minor imperfection (not real complications) are rare but may be present. These include: Localized hypo-correction, light asymmetry and irregularities. They all can be corrected by a complementary treatment. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS Includes infection, which is prevented by the use of a prophylactic antibody. Hyper-correction (the most common complication) related to an excessive injection of fat and can be unaesthetic. Its treatment can be carried out by a simple liposuction but it may require a more complex surgery to excise the excess of fat.


Time of work

It should be noted that the time necessary to recover from a liposuction is proportional to the quantity of extracted fat. Bruises and swelling appear on the level of the treated areas. The pain is variable, but in general not significant, thanks to the use of very fine tubes

The results

The final result will be visible only six months after the surgery. The liposuction allows definitively removal of located overloads of fat, while involving an appreciable retraction of the skin.

Type of Anaesthesia and Hospitalisation 

A liposuction can be carried out under general, regional or local anaesthesia deepened by sedatives. The choice between these different techniques will result from a discussion between you, the surgeon and the anaesthetist.
Hospitalization: The post-operative time required to remain in the clinic depends on the amount of fat that has been removed ranging from few hours to one or two nights.

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