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Liposuction

If you have fat deposits which can not be solved with any diet or exercise, in this case, the best solution is liposuction that will instantly give your body a more beautiful shape. Liposuction roots date back to the 1920s, when the French surgeon Charles Dujarier performed this procedure on a female ballet dancer. This is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures that can actually reduce and reshape a certain part of the body. It is usually not the solution for obesity, but it is a surgical procedure of removing fat tissue and alleviation of cellulite in places where it can not be achieved in any other way, and the result is a change in outline (silhouette) of the body.

About the procedure

Liposuction is very successful because using it removes excess fat from the body together with the cells in which fat is deposited. If you maintain your weight and exercise regularly, you do not have to be afraid that re-deposition of fat will reoccur in the most critical parts of the body. Parts of the body on which  liposuction is usually performed, both women and men, are the abdomen, hips, upper arms, thighs, calves and buttocks. Liposuction is not a treatment for weight reduction, it is a method of reshaping certain parts of the body that are not proportional. The effects of liposuction are immediately visible, which made this a very popular method among women and men. This is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures that can actually reduce and reshape the body. It is usually not the solution for obesity, but it is a surgical procedure of removing fat tissue and alleviation of cellulite in places where it can not be achieved in any other way, and the result is a change in outline (silhouette) of the body.

Am I a candidate?

Good candidates for liposuction are a man or a woman over 18 years old, of normal weight, elastic skin with pockets of accumulated fat tissue in a specific parts of the body. It is important to cultivate realistic expectations about how can this procedure help us. In deciding whether you need to undergo liposuction or not, it is important to be familiar with all the facts, so that you as a well-informed person, could make a healthy decision. Make an appointment at Poliklinika Bagatin and we will help you find the best solution for you.

How do you prepare?

It is necessary to stop smoking four to six weeks before the procedure. Two weeks prior  stop taking aspirins, herbal supplements or any other supplements and certain medications that inhibit the formation of inflammation because their contents can cause significant bleeding.

On the day of the consultation with the doctor: Get ready for a medical examination and talk to the doctor about your expectations of the procedure, speak out about your medical history, allergies to medications and foods, with particular emphasis on drugs that you are currently taking and tell the doctor if you are under medical treatment . Dr. Bagatin will make a few photos before the surgery that will be attached to your medical records.

Twelve to 24 hours before the procedure: make sure to use antibacterial soap and let the foam of antibacterial soap for about 10 minutes on the part of the body that will undergo surgery in the evening the day before the procedure, and in the morning. Wash your entire body with antibacterial soap, leave the foam for about 10 minutes on the region of the body that will be operated, the night before and in the morning before the procedure.

Eight hours before the surgery: Do not eat or drink, remove all jewelry, remove nail polish on hands and feet.

During the procedure

A team of experts from the Poliklinika Bagatin, which changes depending on which part of the body  deposits of excess fat tissue are being removed, participate int he liposuction procedure. Liposuction is a very safe method, with a very low percentage of possible complications. First, a small incision is made in order to put the cannula and a liquid to reduce bleeding and discomfort can be added. Excess fat is removed through a cannulas, with moves forward – back by using a device for fat suction - liposuctor. Liposuction in Poliklinika Bagatin is performed under general anesthesia.

Recovery time

After the procedure you  will stay under observation  in a room at the Polyclinic Bagatin. As soon as your condition stabilizes you can go home. After liposuction it is necessary to wear tight clothing that clings to the body. The patient should wear tight clothing for at least 6 weeks after the procedure. You will receive painkillers intravenously. You need to be careful because some people are very sensitive to painkillers and may have nausea. You must immediately inform the medical staff about this. Postoperative recovery is relatively quick, but the scar and swelling may be present for another six months to a year.

24 hours after the procedure: Start moving immediately in order to avoid complications.

On the day of release: You will receive written instructions about when and which antibiotics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory pills need to be taken and you will get a date  for the first medical examination after the procedure. The wound will be disinfected, bandaged and you will wear a corset. You can not swim, use a wet towel during personal hygiene and can practice only light physical exercise. You need to carry a  pressure garment (corset) at least 6 weeks in order to maintain and achieve the desired body shape.

7 days after the procedure: You arrive at the medical examination. We expect that you will stay in Zagreb and its surroundings for at least 7 days to recover fully.

1-2 weeks after the surgery: You will feel the pain  two to three weeks, and you can  control it by taking medication that will be recommended to you at the Polyclinic Bagatin, along with instructions for use. For best results, it is necessary to massage the  place liposuction.

Precautions

Like any other procedure, liposuction is associated with certain risks and complications despite the measures which are taken. The team of Poliklinika Bagatin takes every precaution to ensure that all potential risks are reduced to a minimum. However, you also have a responsibility to avoid the risks and complications.

Package

The package includes: doctor's fee, anesthetics, use of operating rooms, equipment, medicines, accommodation fr short stay in Poliklinika Bagatin, medications associated with the operation, and care of medical staff, recommendation of medicaments that you will  take after the surgery and  check-up after surgery.

The package does not include: staying  at the Polyclinic Bagatin longer than one night, accommodation costs prior to admission at the polyclinic, telephone charges, preoperative examination (routine blood tests, ECG, chest X-ray), laboratory costs, medicaments that are not connected with the operation, consultations with other specialists and costs associated with other illnesses of the  patient, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, thyroid disease, allergy medications, heart disease, etc.

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