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Liposuction also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of fat deposits by suction and the subsequent molding of the body. Each area of the body is treated independently.

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  1. 1. © Cosmetic Harmony Liposuction
  2. 2. What is a Liposuction? Liposuction also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of fat deposits by suction and the subsequent molding of the body. Each area of the body is treated independently. © Cosmetic Harmony
  3. 3. What does liposuction do? * It removes the localized deposits of fat that are resistant to diets and physical exercise. If you try to keep fit and you eat healthy food and still you can't get rid of the fat of certain areas of your body, especially in the abdomen, hips, knees, ankles, arms, and face, then liposuction may be the answer you are looking for. * It molds your body. * If programmed correctly, the fat removed may be used to add volume to your buttocks. © Cosmetic Harmony
  4. 4. What does liposuction NOT do? * It does not lift hanging skin. If your problem is the excess skin, we recommend that you visit the section of our site devoted to dermolipectomy. * It does not cure obesity. If you suffer severe eating disorders, you may be interested in visiting the section of our site devoted to bariatric surgery. * It does not eliminate cellulite. Liposuction deals with deep fat deposits, whereas cellulite is a superficial problem. * It does not make you look like somebody else and it does not guarantee that you will be treated differently by others. © Cosmetic Harmony
  5. 5. <ul><li>Variations in Liposuction Surgery Techniques: </li></ul><ul><li>There are a number of different types of liposuction surgery that are currently in use, the procedure will vary based on technique To remove the right amount of fat </li></ul><ul><li>Tumescent liposuction </li></ul><ul><li>Super-wet liposuction </li></ul><ul><li>Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) </li></ul><ul><li>Power assisted liposuction (PAL) </li></ul><ul><li>LipoSelection® </li></ul>© Cosmetic Harmony
  6. 6. The surgery Anesthesia Local anesthesia and complementary sedation for simple cases. General anesthesia if the area that is going to be treated is too large. Surgery length Between 30 minutes and 3 hours, according to the complexity of the case. © Cosmetic Harmony
  7. 7. What does a liposuction consist of? The surgeon will make a very small incision of approximately 0.1 inches long (3 mm) and will insert a small tube called cannula under your skin. The cannula may be connected to a device that generates high vacuum pressure, or to a special syringe. The unwanted fat deposits, which prior to this process were treated with injections of a special liquid (saline solution combined with local anesthesia and a vasoconstrictor), are removed from under your skin through the cannula by suction. This liquid generates the adequate conditions for the extraction of fat. The cannula is moved under the skin to reach all the desired areas. The number of incisions varies according to the characteristics of each area, but it is usually more than one. In order to make the outward appearance more homogeneous, the surgeon will have to perform the suction in a pattern of crossing lines, making it necessary to introduce the cannula from different positions. In ultrasonic assisted liposuction (UAL), a special cannula that emits ultrasonic waves is used. Since these waves cause the fat cells to rupture and the fat is liquefied, its removal becomes much easier. © Cosmetic Harmony
  8. 8. Hospitalization If your case is simple, it requires no hospitalization. If your case involved very large areas and you needed to be given general anesthesia, you will have to be hospitalized for a day. Results Liposuction usually has very good results, both for men and for women of any age, regardless of the weight of the patient. After a typical liposuction performed in the abdomen or waist, you may lose between 7 to 11 pounds (3.5 to 5 kg), according to the area treated. Your body will have more harmonious lines, which will probably make you feel more satisfied when you look at yourself and will make it easier to choose new clothes. The scars, which are very small, will become unnoticeable in no time. © Cosmetic Harmony
  9. 9. © Cosmetic Harmony <ul><li>A recent telephonic survey compiled by ASPS (The American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveals that the cosmetic surgery procedures now appear to be an important key to success for nearly a 15 million US women in workforce. Their reasons run from ‘being more confident and competitive’ to ‘increasing the perceived value in the workplace’ to ‘appearance and youthful looks playing a part in getting hired, promotion, or getting new clients’. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the North American studies, surveyed on men, reveals that; </li></ul><ul><li>84% of the men surveyed believed physical attractiveness was important for power and success on the job. </li></ul><ul><li>42% felt that improving one thing about their face would help their career. </li></ul><ul><li>32% agreed that if they had a more youthful appearance it would positively impact their job success. </li></ul><ul><li>22% agreed with the statement, &quot;I use my personal appearance to my advantage in getting things accomplished on the job.&quot; </li></ul>Cosmetic Surgery- A key to uplift the Career… Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., popularly known as &quot;glorifier of the American girl&quot; once said, “Beauty in the flesh will continue to rule the world.”
  10. 10. Colombia-An ultimate destination for Cosmetic Surgery © Cosmetic Harmony <ul><li>Colombia is quickly becoming the Cosmetic Surgery &quot;Mecca&quot; for people all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia is known worldwide as a leader in certain medical specialties, such as plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ear-throat-nose, and vascular surgeries. </li></ul><ul><li>The top-rated and board certified Colombian surgeons are highly skilled and experienced due to large volume of surgeries they perform. </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia is in fact one of the three leading countries worldwide for plastic surgery. Not only can you enjoy the benefits of the plastic surgery itself, but you can also see a tremendous savings — nearly 125% — in your cosmetic surgery plans. For example, a Gluteoplasty (Brazilian Butt Lift) in Colombia costs on average $5,000 USD; however, in the United States, it can range anywhere from $17,000 to $32,000 USD. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, there were over 9,000 Americans that traveled to Bogotá alone, Colombia's capital, for cosmetic surgery. Although this is the number of registered people, it is far lower than the actual number of people from all over the world who traveled to Bogotá to receive surgery in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Of all the tourists coming into Bogotá in 2007, 7% of them are coming solely for plastic surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia's democratic security strategy — launched by Colombia's President Álvaro Uribe — has made Colombia a very safe and enjoyable country to travel and live in. In fact, Lonely Planet, a well known international travel guide, picked Colombia as one of their top ten world travel destinations for 2006. </li></ul>
  11. 11. About Cosmetic Harmony Cosmetic Harmony, based in Bogotá, Colombia, is a medical tourism company specializing in complete cosmetic surgery packages, including cosmetic procedures, travel, accommodations, transportation to medical appointments, a bilingual personal assistant and medications. Visit: Cosmetic Harmony's Affiliate program, Contact: Anthony Giudice, Vice President of Sales 305.726.0527 © Cosmetic Harmony
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