Liposuction

If you want to remove stubborn undesirable body fat and improve your body image come in for a free private consultation (normally valued at $300). Our highly experienced team will see if you are a suitable candidate for liposuction. We have provided some general information about the procedure below, but are happy to go in more detail with you when you come in. We also have before/after photos in the clinic for you to view. Liposuction is a great way to help remove those unwanted fat deposits which seem impossible to remove even with diet and exercise. Liposuction can be performed on a range of areas including the stomach, sides, chest, back thighs and even chin.

Surgery:

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat deposits from the body and then re-contours the area to create a smaller, smoother and more physically appealing appearance. The surgery involves a small incision in the region of the liposuction and into that a narrow tube, or cannula, is inserted. The cannula is similar to a vacuum in that it sucks out the layer of fat that lies beneath the skin.

The cannula breaks up the fat cells by pushing and pulling through the fat layers and then suctions the fat out of the body. The area is then sculpted and sutured.

Liposuction surgery time can vary depending on what type of liposuction you are having – chin liposuction, facial liposuction, thigh liposuction – but it will generally take between 1-2 hours.

Post Surgery:

Most people who have liposuction will be able to return home on the same day as their surgery but in some cases a short stay in hospital may be required.

Recovery:

After liposuction surgery the patient will experience bruising and swelling and this could continue for 2-4 weeks (this depends on the amount of fat that was removed and the patient’s healing ability).

Painkillers are usually prescribed for pain and it is important to rest and take it easy during recovery. Supportive garments must be worn during the recovery period as this will help achieve the best results. Scarring is minimal and should fade over time. It is important to attend follow up doctor consultations so that they can monitor your recovery and advise you about exercise and other activities.

It is best to remember that whatever type of liposuction you are considering, whether it be facial liposuction or body liposuction, it is important that you are physically fit and healthy, psychologically stable and your expectations are realistic.