By the hip area we understand the area above the hip bone, bilaterally. In women, the maximum bulge is usually in the waist area, and at the back, below the bra line, whereas in men this bulge is lower, just above the haunches.
How is liposuction of the hips performed?
Liposuction of hips in supine position, as it is usually performed under general anaesthesia, is undoubtedly insufficient, because it does not enable the plastic surgeon to sufficiently treat the area of the hips and the back.
The advantage of tumescent liposuction in local anaesthesia is very clear, as the procedure is performed in a position on the side and on the back, while the surgeon may freely change the client’s positions to achieve optimum access to all the areas of waist, hips and back.
After liposuction of the hips
Postoperative oedema and healing after liposuction of the hips are practically identical to those after abdominal liposuction, pain may be slightly greater. Consequently, a similar healing process follows, which is also accompanied with oedemas with hardening and tenderness of the area that might persist even for several months, as is the case of the abdominal liposuction.