Fat deposits are found in areas that can be resistant to diet and exercise, such as the face, neck, breast, abdomen, upper arm, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. Liposuction or liposculpture carefully removes unwanted subcutaneous fat from the areas of concern with a special surgical instrument attached to a suction machine. The goal is to create a more aesthetically appealing body and is, therefore, not a treatment for obesity or weight loss.

Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body at the same time. The recovery period averages seven to ten days and physical activities should be reduced for the first two weeks. The final result might not be evident until approximately six months after the surgery, as during this time the body re-balances fluids, and remodels and reshapes underlying tissue and skin. Final results will also depend on proper nutrition, exercise, and decreased caloric intake. The patient may have to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling, bruising, and discomfort and to assist in the retraction of any loose skin.

Liposuction is performed under local or conscious sedation. The incisions are small and heal with minimal scarring. Some blood-tinged drainage is expected during the first days. You can resume normal physical activities within four weeks of post-surgery.

About Dr. Matteo Vigo

Dr. Matteo Vigo has more than 10 years of practice in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University in Milan (Italy) in 2004 and started his residency period in the Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit in Verona, Italy in 2005. He worked in the Breast Unit where he developed his skills in breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgery alongside the full spectrum of plastic surgery procedures. In 2009, he qualified as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for his work on “Total Breast Reconstruction with Fat in Patients with Breast Implants” for which he received a quotation of 70/70, cum laude. During his work in the field of aesthetic surgery, he developed in-depth experience in breast surgery, liposuction and body reshaping techniques. He was the main instructor and lecturer for Europe and the Middle East for “Celution and Pure Graft systems” by Cytori (a San Diego-based Company), lecturing in various specialised congresses around the world. Dr. Matteo Vigo started working in Dubai in 2012. He was Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital until March 2017. During his time at the Bioscience Clinic Middle East, he developed an interest in the field of regenerative medicine focusing on the use of stem cells. Dr. Matteo Vigo joined the aesthetic team at the Amwaj Polyclinic in September of 2018. He became Medical Director of the clinic in December 2018.

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