Liposuction and Lipolysis



What is the 


(destruction of fat assisted by suction) is the procedure through which localized fat in body that is not possible to be eliminated through exercise and diet is eliminated. It consists in molding the body taking away those pudges that make us feel so uncomfortable, in order to highlight a more defined, athletic and marked body if it is accompanied by an abdominal marking. The areas that may be treated with liposuction are: arms, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and jowl.

Approximately four days after, one may return to daily activities, nevertheless, each case is particular and shall depend on its evolution. Liposuction, also known as lipolysis (destruction of fat) laser lipolysis, among other names. It is usually divided into Surgical and Non-Surgical. Surgical or liposuction is the most effective technique to definitely eliminate localized fat and with the maximum level of body molding, compared to nonsurgical that does not get the same results.



  • Small cannula that means smaller incisions and minimum scars.
  • It may be used for smaller areas as face or big as.



  • It makes surgery faster
  • Ideal for liposuction of big volume
  • It reduces the recovery time.



  • Ideal for persons with previous liposuctions
  • It reduces the recovery time
  • Enhances tone and skin texture




  • It makes surgery faster
  • Ideal for biopolymer removal
  • It reduces bleeding in patient
  • It reduces the recovery time

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Dr. Minyor Avellaneda

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  • Member of the Colombian Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Society.
  • Associated member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
  • Volunteer at Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia (Operation Smile Internacional).
  • University of Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Observership.
  • Maxillofacial and pediatric surgery atChildren's Hospital Alabama (United States)
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Universidad El Bosque.
  • Physician - Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá..


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1How long does the procedure take?
Between 2 and 4 hours approximately, depending on the volume and the zone in which fat to be extracted is found.
2How long is the recovery time?
On the fourth day approximately, one may return to daily activities, nevertheless, each case is particular and it shall depend on its evolution.
3Why must I chose surgical lipolysis?
Because it is more effective than non-surgical, getting the best possible molding level.
4If I am a foreign patient, how long do I have to stay in Colombia?
Approximately 10 days after the procedure, for a better post-surgery control
5Are lipolysis and liposuction the same thing?
Lipolysis means fat destruction and liposuction (destruction of fat assisted by suction).
6Who is an ideal prospect for liposuction?
People with normal weight or overweight (not obesity), that enjoy good Health and are no table to eliminate certain localized fat through exercise and diet.
7Are liposuction and lipolysis the same as weight loss?
Weight loss and liposuction are not the same, people who are considering liposuction as a permanent way to lose weight have to know that liposuction molds body taking fat away, but it does not work as a permanent way to lose weight, if you don’t watch what you eat you may recover weight.
8Liposuction or lipolysis may be done several times?
Yes. As long as the patient complies with the physical conditions to do surgery again.
9What supplementary treatments may be done with liposuction?
Excess fat extracted may be injected in other parts of the body, for example in buttocks.
10What post-surgery care must I have?
Using a girdle for more than a month after surgery, start the recovery and post-surgery program immediately and take prescribed medication.