The fat layer
A schematic representation of the subcutaneous tissue allows us to see that fat (yellow) is under the skin and nerves and just forthwith above the muscle. In the second diagram below, we see that when the patient does not pay attention to the line or under the weight of years, the layer of fat tends to get thicker, creating an imbalance in volumes between the different parts cited.
The fat being more important, it literally pushes the skin, which will cause these famous unsightly forms. These are actually adipose cells called steatomes the volume grow (especially for women) and it becomes very difficult to eradicate even with a diet.
The intervention in 5 steps
- 1. The surgeon begins by marking the targeted areas by the intervention. In the example, it comes to the external surface of the thighs but as you see the patient in the graphics would need a larger action on her figure.
- 2. The anesthesia. It can be local if we try to refine a small fold of the body but in general, we opt for general anesthesia.
- 3. The surgeon inserts a physiological saline solution to relax the fat tissue. He also injects analgesic to minimize bleeding.
- 4. H makes a tiny incision in a natural fold of skin and introduces a tipped cannula rounded a few millimeters. This cannula is going to dig tunnels into the fat layer (tunneling) which will be emptied by suction. The cannula is connected to a plastic tube intended to scoop out and collect the grease
- 5. Closure with absorbable threads.