This was a revolution in the 1980s. Even certain surgeons were sceptical at first because the results were so spectacular. Before the advent of liposuction, it was the dark ages. All body reshaping came from major surgery that left visible scars and complications. The remedy was often worse than the original problem.
The advantages of liposuction are:
– Possibility of performing significant reshaping (3 to 4 dress sizes, 8 to 10 litres removed)
– No scar (3 mm)
– Permanent results because liposuction aspirates the cells that manufacture fat. There is thus no longer the possibility for fat to be manufactured in that location.
The only real problem with liposuction is the quality of the skin. If the skin is not elastic, the decrease in volume can result in a feeling of softness or even puckering in the excess skin (folds).
Fortunately, the technique has evolved since the 1980s. The size of the suction instruments has significantly decreased. The results are thus much more regular. There is now no more talk of irregularities, folds, etc., and the retraction of the skin is much better.
I use vibration equipment that is very different from basic liposuction. The procedure thus becomes a very gentle, very slow process that respects the tissues, allowing them to thus re-tighten better. It is a far cry from what can still be seen on television: a brutal act that destroys everything. It is so gentle that even the nurses that see me perform the operation want to have a liposuction themselves!
It is thanks to all these new techniques that we are able to remove more. Before, surgeons did not dare to remove more than 2 litres, which is absolutely not enough in many cases. Today, we are no longer really limited if we have the appropriate know-how and, in 25 years’ experience, I have never had any problems.
In 2010, I established current knowledge in the field because I have become the reference in the particular field of mega-liposuction. We effectively talk of mega-liposuction when we remove more than 4 litres (see the article on the report by the French plastic surgery society)
This is a liposuction of 6 litres focusing on the hips, saddlebags, the inside of the thighs and the knees. The buttocks appear rounder despite not having been touched.