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The Liposuction procedure removes excess fat deposits in the stomach, back, hips, waist, buttocks, and upper arms to improve body contours. This can also be done in cheeks, chin and neck to boost facial features and enhance weight loss when combined with body liposuction.

This surgery is ideal for people above 18 and until 60 years old. People between 61 and 70 years old must request authorization from their physician to have this surgery done.

This surgery is also ideal for men and women, within the age range described above, with firm, elastic skin and fat deposits without abdomen flaccidity. This is one of the most popular cosmetic body surgeries because it slims body contours and reshapes the body.

This surgery is also ideal for people with an excellent health condition, no mental or psychological problems and with a positive, realistic outlook on the results.

Bleeding is one of the most common risks associated with this procedure; it can happen during or after the procedure, which might originate an emergency surgery. Remember that taking aspirins and anti-inflammatories 10 days before surgery can increase the risk of bleeding.

Another risk is infection. This is not common but if it happens, the patient might need antibiotics and additional surgeries, which will generate extra costs assumed by the patient. Also, temporary changes in skin sensation might happen; these subside some weeks after the surgery. To avoid additional unnecessary complications, you need to consult a professional physician and verify the surgical facility where the procedure will be done.

1. All your questions and concerns must have been resolved by your surgeon.

2. 10 days before the surgery, you cannot take any anti-inflammatory, aspirins, omega 3, 6 or 9, or vitamin E. These medications might increase the risk of bleeding.

3. You cannot have cold symptoms

4. You need to arrange for someone to pick you up at the hospital after the procedure

In most cases this is an outpatient procedure, it can be done with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation; this depends on the amount of fat deposits to be removed. It usually lasts 3 to 4 hours.

A compression post-op garment must be used around the clock for 4 weeks after the procedure. After this, you must use it at nights. During the first 72 hours it is normal to experience fluid discharge. In addition to this, it is important to start walking on the first day after the surgery, shower regularly and eat healthy following your physician’s dietary guide recommendations.

The patient might feel the results are not the expected during the first days after the procedure, and even feel heavier. This is completely normal as swelling and fluid retention happen after the surgery and will start to subside 8 days after the procedure, as of day 9, you will observe improved body contour; weight loss might happen between the first and fourth month after the surgery.

  • Avoid physically demanding activities during the first week after surgery
  • Personal hygiene can be done normally
  • Also, remember that it is very important to attend your post-op checkups, take the medications prescribed and have between 10 and 12 post-op massages in our wellness center.

Patients who live in Bogotá: 3 days

However, keep in mind that:

  • Patients who live in other cities of Colombia or abroad must stay in the city for: 4 days
  • Post-op appointments: every 3 days, they can be done via skype (J-gil79)

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My name is Claudia Stella Rivas I am 36 years old. My weight was 85 kilograms 6 months ago. I felt self-conscious and criticized by everyone. I met Dr. Gil while surfing the web looking for ways to lose weight. I read every single piece of information in his page, called and asked for a liposuction consultation using a promotion code that was offered then. I met Dr. Gil on Friday, December 20th 2013. I remember that day clearly because before leaving my house I said to myself “Today you will make one of the most important decisions in your life, change your body or leave it as it is” and I chose to change it. Today, I feel happy, accepted and my overall health has improved. I had a tummy tuck done to remove excess skin and stretch marks caused by constant weight change. I also had a liposuction done to remove excess fat in my abdomen, back, waist, pubis, legs and arms.

Claudia Stella Rivas
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery - Liposuction
Service Type
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery - Liposuction
Provider Name
Dr. Julio Gil. Cosmetic Surgery Colombia,
Avenida Carrera 19 # 102 - 53,Clínica la Sabana, Consultorio 217 - 218,Bogotá-110111,
Telephone No.+57 315 314 6677
Clínica la Sabana, Bogotá - Colombia
The Liposuction procedure removes excess fat deposits in the stomach, back, hips, waist, buttocks, and upper arms to improve body contours. This can also be done in cheeks, chin and neck to boost facial features and enhance weight loss when combined with body liposuction.