The Complete Guide to Liposuction

Liposuction procedures are in high-demand around the world. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 183,000 liposuction procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015. Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since this is one of Dr. Alexandre Charão’s most common procedures, receiving liposuction under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.

If you are considering a liposuction procedure, there are some basic facts you should know. Below you will find additional information which can help you ask the right questions during the initial consultation. This insight will help you understand what to results to expect.

Carefully Performed Procedure

To determine maximum fat removal, Dr. Alexandre Charão calculates each patient’s body weight. The Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery states that the amount of fat removed cannot exceed 5% of a patient’s body weight. The procedure is performed slowly with a lot of attention to detail. A cannula (tube) is inserted into the body to suck the fat out. Dr. Alexandre Charão follows the tube with his hand to make sure it remains in place for the fat to be evenly removed.


Types of Liposuction

Since 1984, liposuction has been available to patients around the world. This standard procedure has benefitted from 30+ years of medical and technological advancements. There are currently several devices on the market which are used for fat removal. Dr. Alexandre Charão offers conventional liposuction, LASER, and VIBRO to his patients. Although other devices like VASER, Bodyjet and Hidrolipo are available, Dr. Alexandre Charão prefers to focus his energy on being an expert with the three most common methods.

Best Liposuction Method for You

  • Traditional liposuction is recommended to patients who have very little fat to remove and want to be discharged on the same day.
  • VIBRO is recommended to patients who which to remove a significant amount of fat from both their front and back.
  • LASER liposuction is best for removing excess flabbiness and cellulite.



Many patients want a bigger butt to increase their sex appeal and enhance their silhouette. Liposculpture is the process of applying a fat graft to a patient’s gluteal region. The goal is to create a bigger butt with increased projection. This procedure can also improve the appearance of deep valleys in the skin formed by cellulite. Since fat grafts repurpose natural body tissue, the results are much better than if silicone implants are used.

Postoperative Care & Scarring


After large quantities of fat are removed, your skin will be slightly loose. VIBRO and LASER procedures help combat sagging. Wearing a compression garment for at least 30 days following any liposuction procedure is necessary for restoring your skin’s shape and firmness. Lymphatic drainage massages are also recommended to treat swelling and bruises. Scarring caused by liposuction is minimal. Most scars are only 5mm – 8mm in size and are usually unobtrusive. You can read full postoperative care information, here. To ensure a successful recovery, take good care of yourself after surgery and follow Dr. Alexandre Charão’s instructions. Good postoperative care improves the healing process.

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Your Initial Consultation


As you are researching liposuction procedures, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help Dr. Alexandre Charão understand your needs, you should send him photos of your stomach and other areas of concern.