HNA Local | 04.05.11
As soon as the first spring sun shines, many people think anxiously about summer holidays, because swimming trunks and bikinis don't cover up problem zones.
However, a new method - radiofrequency liposuction - offers the possibility of gently getting to grips with the sports- and diet-resistant pads.
Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Magnus Noah, head physician of the clinic for plastic surgery at the Red Cross Hospital Kassel, knows for which problem areas a plastic-aesthetic intervention offers a good opportunity to shape the body: "In men, it is the so-called hip pads, but also too much fat formation in the area of the chest, which is a thorn in the side of many men. For these cases, radiofrequency liposuction is a suitable procedure to improve the body shape."
SKIN IS TIGHTENED
With the new method, excess fat can also be suctioned off over a large area and the skin tightened considerably at the same time," explains Prof. Noah, who is one of the first plastic surgeons to establish the procedure in Germany. "An important advantage of this minimally invasive procedure is that only about three millimetre incisions are necessary under local anaesthesia. This makes this method gentler than others and it is possible to treat several zones in one operation."
In women, it is often fat deposits in the area of the thighs or abdomen that are perceived as disturbing. "Here, too, radiofrequency liposuction is suitable for removing larger amounts of fat under controlled conditions in hospital," says Prof. Noah. Alternatively, depending on the problem, suction technologies such as vibration or water jet technology can also be used.
An important advantage of this minimally invasive procedure is that only about three millimetre incisions are necessary under local anaesthesia. This makes this method gentler than others and it is possible to treat several zones in one operation."
Despite the gentle procedure, patients should still spend a night in hospital to be on the safe side: "Because even though the new methods for treating problem zones sound simple, it is a real operation. So that we can react immediately to irritations, control over a certain period of time is necessary," explains Prof. Noah. "However, as a rule, after major liposuction in several areas, patients can leave the clinic the next day feeling safe and with a tolerable level of pain."