Many people find that despite exercise, small pockets of fat stubbornly refuse to dissipate. This is often a hereditary problem, and these fatty pockets may not respond to changes in diet.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that sucks out and permanently removes fatty deposits under the skin.
There are a number of things to be aware of before undergoing this procedure. As with any surgery, there are risks, as well as the multitude of benefits.Contact Refine cosmetic surgery clinic Sydney to enquire about liposuction costs.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction involves a small incision made into the skin, in which a cosmetic rode is pushed through. This rode breaks up fat by being pushed forward and backward under the skin.
A cannula, similar to a vacuum then sucks out the broken up fat and the area is sculpted.
Liposuction can apply to most parts of the body, but the most common are stomachs, thighs, torso sides and chin liposuction. Scarring is very minimal in these procedures and generally heals over time.
What are the risks?
Infection is the main risk associated with all cosmetic surgery, however our team will advise you on how to care for your wound post-surgery. Women on the birth control pill have an increased risk of developing blood clots during the procedure.
Your risk will be assessed and every precaution will be taken. Some patients experience numbness post-surgery that can last up to six months. Any numbness experience by patients almost always corrects itself within time.
Patients who receive liposuction generally heal completely within 2 – 4 weeks. Supportive garments must be worn under cloths and around the neck for after chin liposuction to aid recovery.
Pain killers will aide in the management of pain and it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions to help maximise your results. Patients must eat healthily and exercise once fully healed to ensure their bodies do not start to store fat again.