Liposuction is a widely popular cosmetic procedure to improve the contours of a body and achieve a more aesthetic balance, proportion and contour that years of diet and exercise may not attain. A Cosmetic Surgeon can dramatically improve a patient shape with subtle changes to almost any area of the body.
Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty, is a fat removal cosmetic surgery that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body such as the face, neck, chest, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and back.
This procedure has allowed millions of patients to refine and rejuvenate their body shape through the precise targeting and removal of fat deposits.
During your consultation, the Cosmetic Surgeon will determine the best technique for the patients’ needs based on different factors, including the treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed. It is important to have realistic expectations about what liposuction can achieve.
Liposuction is an outpatient surgery that can be safely performed using general anesthesia. The Cosmetic Surgeon will make one or more small incisions near the area to be treated and inserts a hollow stainless steel tube called a cannula which then loosens excess fat beneath the skin and removes the liquefied fat by a very powerful suction.
The entire procedure takes between 1-3 hours to complete depending on the area being treated and how much fat is being removed.
The recovery process differs for everyone and should expect some swelling, bruising and pain after your surgery. Swelling may linger for several months while it’s normal to experience a temporary loss of sensation in the treated areas. The Cosmetic Surgeon may give you a compression garment to wear for a few weeks following surgery which will minimize swelling and boost skin contractions.
Over the months following surgery scars should fade significantly and are barely visible after a year or so.
Q: Who is a good candidate for liposuction surgery?
A: Candidates with stubborn areas that years of diet and exercise may not attain.
Q: How long will I have to take off work?
A: Depending on the type of liposuction and the individual patient will require to take 7-10 days off from work.
Q: What areas can be done?
A: Any suitable area such as the face, neck, chest, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and back.
Q: How long will the results last?
A: The result is permanent by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime which will help to maintain and improve the result of the surgery.
Q: How much fat can be removed?
A: The maximum amount of fat that can be removed safely is about 3-4 litres. The more volume of fat removed on a single day the increased risk of serious complications. If a patient requires more than 3-4 litres of fat to be removed its safest to split surgical procedures each over 3-4 weeks.