Trim Down Your Figure with Liposuction in Barcelona!

Developed in the 1980s, the liposuction technique, otherwise known as lipoaspiration, is one of the most practiced procedures today by cosmetic surgeons. Particularly suitable for treating fat cells that are resistant to exercise, diet or weight loss, it can be used to slim different parts of the body and face and offers a very natural result.

If you are considering this common aesthetic procedure in Barcelona, do not hesitate to make an appointment now with one of our cosmetic surgeons so that they can propose a treatment plan adapted to your situation.

Treatment info

Information about liposuction
Surgery duration1-3h
Recovery3 days
Effect1 month
Hospitalization1 night
AnesthesiaLocal or general

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What is liposuction?

It is a cosmetic surgery technique that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body and face, by means of cannulas inserted into the skin through small incisions.

This procedure can be performed alone or in addition to another operation, such as a facelift or abdominoplasty.

What are the indications for liposuction?

Liposuction is indicated in cases of localized fatty deposits that are resistant to dietary and sports programs. The aim of the operation is not to lose weight but rather to reshape and define your body or face. You will always be advised to get as close as possible to your ideal weight before undergoing the operation.

However, this procedure is also not recommended for a number of people:

  • Heavy smokers,
  • Women who are taking a contraceptive pill,
  • People with a high risk of phlebitis or embolism or who are obese.

It is intended for both women and men. However, it is advisable to wait until at least 18 years of age (end of growth) before considering any procedure, but not to resort to it after 60 years of age: the results are better if the skin is still firm and elastic.

What parts of the body can be reshaped by liposuction?

Many areas of the body can be treated with liposuction, the most common being:

How is the liposuction procedure performed?


Step 1: Preliminary consultation

The first visit is always made with one of our surgeons before proceeding with liposuction. This first consultation is an opportunity to learn about your medical history and to find out if there are any contraindications that would prevent you from undergoing such an operation.

A consultation with an anaesthetist two weeks before the liposuction is also necessary.


Step 2: Procedure

Liposuction can be performed under local anaesthesia if the excess fat to be removed is limited. However, if the liposuction is from important or particularly difficult zones, it must be carried out under general anaesthesia.

The duration of the procedure depends on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the operation. On average, it takes 30 minutes for an operation on one area and up to 2.5 hours for several areas.

Small incisions are made in the areas to be treated, as much as possible in the folds, so that the scars are not visible. Foam cannulas are inserted into the incisions to suck out the fat. The incisions are then sutured.

Compression is then applied with an elastic fabric compression garment or elastic bands. The aim is to compress the detached areas and limit haematomas.


Step 3: Postoperative

The first results are visible immediately after the operation, but it is generally necessary to wait about 2 to 3 weeks to see the results of a liposuction, as the tissues are no longer oedematous. It is only after 3 to 6 months that the final result can be seen. This is the time it takes for the skin to retract.

Immediately after the operation, several things should be avoided: taking anticoagulants, smoking and alcohol, and practising sport for at least 2 weeks. You should also take painkillers to relieve the pain.

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How much does liposuction cost?

The price of a liposuction depends on several factors:

  • Quality of your skin.
  • Amount of fat to be removed.
  • The number of areas you wish to treat.

Therefore, it is best to obtain a personalized estimate, so make an appointment with a plastic surgeon now.

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about liposuction

What are the risks of liposuction?

Liposuction, like any surgical procedure, is subject to certain risks. Even though these are very rare, it is important that you are aware of them:
  • Infections
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Phlebitis or pulmonary embolism
  • Tissue necrosis
  • Risks associated with general anaesthesia

What is the difference between liposuction and lipoaspiration?

Lipoaspiration is a synonym for liposuction and refers to exactly the same type of procedure.

Does liposuction cause weight loss?

Liposuction can redefine specific areas of the body but does not lead to weight loss: it does not affect the fat stored in the entire body.

Is liposuction painful?

The procedure is performed under anesthesia and is therefore not painful. However, the aftermath of liposuction is often a little painful while you recover. The intensity of the pain varies in proportion to the amount of fat extracted and according to the areas treated.

What is the ideal weight for liposuction?

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Ideally your weight when entering the procedure should be your normal, with a body mass index between 18 and 25. Being overweight reduces the chances of good results, as the fat is too diffuse.

Does liposuction remove cellulite?

Liposuction is effective in treating the consequences of cellulite and its visual effects, i.e. the orange peel appearance and dimpling, but it does not eliminate the phenomenon of cellulite.

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