Who doesn`t know them? Unsightly fat pads that do not disappear despite physical exercise and healthy diet. After the age of 20, the number of fat cells in the body remains constant. Only the filling level of the fat vacuoles in the fat cells changes with weight gain or loss. There are areas of the body (so-called `critical areas`) where the fat cells have a hereditary predisposition to fill and fail to empty even after significant weight loss. There are many causes for excessive accumulation of fat. Persistent bad diet, little or no physical activity, genetic predisposition, pregnancy, or age-related changes in metabolism or hormonal status can play a role.
According to recent studies, liposuction is one of the most common beauty operations worldwide. There are two reasons for this. On the one hand, experts have developed the liposuction procedure extensively in the last couple of years. We have the possibility to individualise the treatment for patients with various clinical situations and variously pronounced fat deposits (microneedles). The second factor is the male. The number of males who undergo liposuction on the chin or breast is driving up the total number.
Liposuction is a gentle method to extract fat and permanently remove bothersome fat pockets. It is not a means of general weight loss. A maximum of 3 kg of fat can be extracted in one session. The goal of the method is to give contour and beauty to your figure. Unsightly fat pads can develop in overweight individuals as well as in persons of normal weight. The abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks are most frequently affected. Diets lead to results in the face and breasts first; only then do other fat deposits start to shrink. After the resumption of a normal diet, these fat cells that never disappeared fill up again (yo-yo effect).
After the age of 20, the number of fat cells in the body remains constant. Only the filling level of the fat vacuoles in the fat cells changes with weight gain or loss. There are areas of the body (so-called `critical areas`) where the fat cells have a hereditary predisposition to fill and fail to empty, even after significant weight loss. These reserve fat cells and the associated problems can be removed in a permanent manner. We remove the fat pads that you find most bothersome by targeted extraction. We use the time-tested and safe tumescent technique. The abdomen is, along with the chin, the most problematic fat deposit in men. It is important to differentiate between fat superficial to the abdominal muscles, which can be extracted with the procedure, and fat deposits under the abdominal wall, which can only be reduced through targeted weight loss.
You will be monitored by an anaesthesia specialist during the procedure. The operation is carried out under analgosedation, also known as sedation, so you will feel no pain. After the operation, a special tight pair of trousers or corset must be worn in order to achieve the cosmetically desired effect. We have developed measures together with physical therapists to optimise the results for you. These and other aspects will be discussed with you during your consultation.
The liposuction is a beauty operation and in most cases is not covered by health insurers. The total cost of your liposuction will depend on the method, the size of the body part to be treated, or the amount of the fat to be extracted. Dr Berkei will evaluate you and discuss with you during your consultation how to reconcile your desires with what is medically feasible. We will then make an individual cost estimate for you. In most cases, the cost ranges between 2,000-€5,500. You can find further information on the cost and its components in the menu option Costs.