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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Liposuction is a surgical practice that removes part of the subcutaneous fatty tissue using a suction cannula. It is used in many cases, mainly to solve problems related to cellulite, but also to treat lipomas. It is in fact one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.


How is tummy tuck performed?


During a tummy tuck, Dr. Xavier Tenorio makes a 3 mm incision through which he introduces a very fine cannula and at the same time injects a small amount of cold physiological solution in which a vasoconstrictive drug is diluted. The fat is sucked out through the cannula, which is connected to a syringe. The anaesthesia can be local or complete, depending on the size of the areas concerned and the volume of fat to be aspirated.

Why have a tummy tuck?




Excess fatty tissue in the abdomen, hips, back, thighs and knees benefit from liposuction. Shaping is possible in a completely natural way. Liposuction is not intended for weight loss, but for the removal of fat deposits where diet or exercise cannot help.  A firm and elastic skin is the best indication.  Liposuction can range from a small localized treatment, therefore purely aesthetic, to a treatment of the whole body in case of obesity, in order to limit the functional discomfort in movements. All this without a scar.

Liposculpture is an evolution of this, allowing the sculpting of certain areas of the body with the help of small cannulas. It is possible to treat any area where there is excess fatty tissue that may or may not cause discomfort, from the chin to the arms, via the abdominal region, the hips, the back, the thighs and the inner knees. Liposuction is performed using different types of cannulas depending on the site, which allow the fat tissue to be sucked out evenly without creating grooves or hollows. Liposculpture allows targeted and selected treatments with finer cannulas. Part of the aspirated fat tissue can be reinjected into certain deficient sites (lipofilling). Liposuction is not dangerous. It is one of the most frequently used procedures in plastic and cosmetic surgery. Depending on the sites treated and the extent of the liposuction, different aids will be used to eliminate possible complications.

After the operation


At the end of the operation, the patient must wear a compression garment in order to shape the new profile and, above all, to ensure that the tissues that were dislocated during the operation are reunited and thus prevent the formation of haematomas.