Responsável Técnico

Dr. Denis Valente | Cirurgião plástico

CREMERS 24617 | RQE 18465

Knees Liposuction

The fat that accumulates on the inside of the knees is often a place of great dissatisfaction among women. This area ends up giving an unsightly appearance to the silhouette of the lower limbs forcing women to wear skirts below the knee to hide that ball of fat.

Candidates

Patients who feel uncomfortable with the aesthetic appearance of your knees.

Objectives

Decreasing the diameter of the knees. Harmonize the body contour.

Outpatient

Ambulatory 12-24hrs.

Incisions and technique

The incisions are often positioned in places difficult to see and often have a length of about 0.3 cm. All care will be taken that these incisions are placed on less visible sites and become virtually undetectable and discrete lines, over time.

Total duration of surgery

30 minutes.

Anesthesia

Epidural anesthesia with sedation is associated with liposuction of the abdomen or location.

Undesirable Effects

There is the rare possibility of asymmetry, dimpling, skin pigmentation and bleeding.Temporary numbness of the skin and hematoma (accumulation of blood). Irregularities of the skin may occur in some patients and can be treated if necessary. Local edema that usually give up to three months is what occurs in almost all patients.

Recovery

Compressive mesh used for two or three weeks, the light exercise be performed 5-7 days after the procedure and heavier exercises about 3-4 weeks after surgery.

Patients often complain of soreness to the touch on the first day, and this item subject to wide variation, since the threshold of pain can vary significantly from one person to another. If there is any major discomfort, the conventional medications will be sufficient to solve the problem, always with due knowledge and doctor’s prescription.

The swelling tends to be intense during the first fortnight, when the relative rest is essential. Red or purple usually settle around the operated areas, usually persisting for one to two weeks. The stitches are removed between the fifth and eighth days of edema and improvement will occur within the first month, after which there will be a residual swelling with areas of induration and irregularity, which may persist for some months, without preventing (the ) patient carries out its daily social activities. Lymphatic drainage techniques and massage therapy as well as external ultrasound may be useful in this post-operative recovery.