New techniques have revolutionised the field of liposuction. New refinements to the technique not only removes fatty deposits but also eliminates the orange peel appearance of the skin plus tightens the skin at the same time. The entire body is able to be permanently corrected and the body re-shaped. This is known as Liposculpture.



Using vibrating suction cannulas, excessive fat cells are freed and removed from the body. In keeping with the trend to use autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation and anti-wrinkle injections, at Praxisklinik Urania, the technique of water-assisted liposuction (WAL) is consistently used, as it frees the fat cells without destroying them. This technique enables the fat cells to be removed undamaged and transferred to a new location with an increased likelihood of growing and thereby achieving a long lasting effect.


With the latest technologies, excellent results are achieved using light, electrical current and ultrasound. Our clinic currently works with the Lipolaser. Here, a laser beam is used to target and melt fat, which can then be removed via suction. In contrast, the Bodytite option uses radiofrequency energy Both techniques heat the tissue, which in turn causes the skin to contract in response to the heat energy. This then achieves additional tightening of the skin. Furthermore, the heating of the tissue stimulates natural collagen production, so that cellulite is reduced at the same time. The latest technology is the Vaser–Ultrasonic Liposuction. Vaser liposuction, is an alternative technology to traditional liposuction. Vaser-Ultrasonic liposuction is also a process whereby fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a particular body part. Patients who are treated with Vaser liposuction are in a good physical condition and desire body contouring or body sculpturing.


Today, a surgeon is able to perform liposuction with a localised anaesthesia. However, the type of anaesthesia ultimately recommended is dependant on pre-operative diagnostic testing and the extent of the procedure. When the patient has undergone one of the more delicate liposuction techniques, he/she should be able to resume all normal activities once again after two weeks. Sutures are generally removed after ten days. The small scars from the cannulas will fade and become barely visible after one year.


Due to the latest techniques, the associated risks compared to the early days of liposuction, are minimal. Immediately after surgery, the patient may experience pain similar to sore muscles. Classic liposuction is associated with the risk of too many or too few fat cells being removed. This may result in unevenness of the skin. Secondary bleeding, infection and persistent wound secretions are possible complications. Swelling and bruising at surgical sites is normal and will disappear within three months after the operation.