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High definition (HD) abdomen and back liposuction surgery

The abdomen and back liposuction surgery at Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, consists of extracting the adipocytes or cells that contain the subcutaneous fat located in the abdomen and back through various methods.

The combination of conventional liposuction, lipolaser, lipovibrosuction and lipolaser with ultrasound achieves high definition results which are presented below. These techniques are the most accurate that exist now days in regards to body remodelling.

What is fat and how is it removed forever with liposuction?

What happens to the skin that is left over after fat is reduced with liposuction?

How to mark the musculature with liposuction?

Do you know the difference between an abdominoplasty and a liposuction surgery?

They are two similar surgeries but it is not the same. If you don’t know the difference between one and the other we advise you to read this article.

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Men and women with a genetical predisposition or life rhythm that cause an accumulation of fatty tissue in the abdomen or back, and would whish for these areas to be well defined.

Also, patients that look after their diet and practice exercise come to us, seeking to define the abdominal musculature (six pack).


The 3D liposuction or high definition liposuction surgery is held at the hospital surgery, under local anaesthetic and sedation or general anaesthesia.

With the previously mentioned appliances, we can eliminate the fatty tissue which is accumulated between the skin and muscle: rectus abdominis, oblique, serratus, latissimus dorsi and the square of the loins.

This technology provides an improved body silhouette definition.

It is a procedure that requires great ability and surgery skill.

We can remove from 100 grams to over 10kilos, also, decreasing the close size. Also, we achieve a good skin retraction. 


  • From 1 to 4 hours depending on the areas to treat and the litres of fatty tissue to be removed.



  • Evaluation of the area for an accurate treatment.
  • Follow the Doctors instruction.
  • Blood tests, cardiac and respiratory tests.


  • Local and sedation, epidural or general if preferred. It has a high variability depending on the volume to be removed.


  • Ambulatory when the procedure consists in small definitions.


  • Wear a compressive corset for 24-48 hours that Clínica Sanza will provide.
  • Periodic revisions to control the corset that will be changed in size as the volume decreases. Sometimes it is worn during one month.


  • From 1 to 7 days depending on the quantity removed.
  • Normal day to day. Except sport, which can be practiced after 1 week.
  • Only take off the compressive corset when the Doctor specifies (this can vary between 15 days to 1 month).
  • We advise lymphatic massages for a fast recovery.


  •  Non visible scars
  • Great satisfaction on behalf of the patients
  • We can define the six pack and the inguinal pleats in men
  • We can define women abdominal muscles and thighs
  • Improves psychological health and self-esteem


  • Medium-High.


  • Medium, depending on the areas and volume.
  • Surgical intervention risks: bleeding, bruising, infection. Rare.
  • Asymmetrical risk which could require a retouch procedure. Rare.


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Frequently asked questions about liposuction and lipolaser surgery

What is the difference between liposuction and lipolaser?

Liposuction is the conventional technique where a small cannula is used to remove fat deposits from certain areas of the body. The lipolaser requires a special fiber optic device that transmits laser energy, this energy produces a destruction of fat. The fat is converted into a liquid emulsion that is left for the body to reabsorb (if the amount is not too large) or can be removed by aspiration through a cannula. Apart from the removal of fat, the laser causes the coagulation of the small vessels of adipose tissue and stimulates the reorganization of collagen in the superficial dermis causing an immediate skin tightening or firming effect.

Can I have liposuction in summer?

Liposuction, like any cosmetic surgery, can be performed at any time of the year. The only consideration to take into account is the need to wear a compression garment in the operated area for a month after the operation, which prevents you from going to the swimming pool or the beach.

Can fatty tissue accumulate again in the treated areas?

Not if it is done well. Once puberty is over, fat cells take a long time to reproduce, but maintain the ability to “grow”, which is why once we eliminate the number of fat cells (adipocytes) these accumulations cannot develop, as long as we follow a healthy diet and without excesses.

When will I be able to bathe or shower after liposuction?

The time of the bath will be marked at the time when you can remove the girdle and replace it without causing discomfort and that the inflammation begins to subside, this can be 2 or 3 days after the intervention.

How much rest is necessary before returning to work?

It can vary depending on the length of the procedure, but it is generally recommended from 5 to 7 days, as long as the return to work does not involve too much physical effort or a very active mobilization.

Does liposuction improve or eliminate cellulite?

Yes and a lot. Cellulite or orange peel skin is a skin problem that manifests as very frequent small depressions in the buttocks, legs and hips. Liposuction cures and improves cellulite by decreasing the volume of certain areas. It partially eliminates fibrous partitions and favors a better lymphatic drainage.

Can I have liposuction if I am very overweight?

Yes, of course, you just have to remember that liposuction is not a method to lose weight but to lose volume. Clinica Sanza has a very extensive protocol for large volume liposuctions (from 10 to 15 liters), a technique that we have published in different specialized magazines and that we have presented in multiple national and international medical congresses.

Will there be a lot of bruising and swelling after liposuction?

Bruises and swelling may appear in the area for a few days, even weeks. Usually the bruises disappear after 7 to 14 days and the most evident inflammation after one to two weeks. Subsequently there is a little residual swelling that can be maintained for a month or two after the intervention.

Should I follow any post-operative treatment?

Basically you have to follow the specific instructions for each case that your surgeon gives you. On the other hand, it is necessary to wear compression garments for a period of 3 to 5 weeks (this will vary according to the evolution of each patient). We suggest lymphatic drainage to eliminate edema, swelling and speed up the disappearance of bruises.

When will I see the effects of the operation?

Once the acute inflammation has passed, the initial results can already be seen, that is to say after 3 weeks to 2 months depending on the extension of the intervention, although the definitive results can take 6 to 9 months.

Why are there some liposuctions that put on weight again?

It is due to a bad technique of the surgeon. If it is done correctly, it is impossible for the fat to form again, even if you get pregnant and after giving birth you keep the weight after the liposuction, the result continues to be as we had left it.


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