Liposuction is a surgical procedure that trims away stubborn areas of fat to sculpt a smoother, sleeker body contour. At My Cosmetic Clinic, we typically recommend this method to men and women that have achieved a healthy, stable weight but have isolated bulges that do not respond to exercise or diet efforts. The procedure removes the fat cells from the body, producing a slimmer profile that will remain as long as you do not gain additional weight. There are many good reasons to consider liposuction at My Cosmetic Clinic, as this procedure offers a variety of potential benefits for the right patients.
The Lowdown on Liposuction
Liposuction uses tiny tubes called cannulas and negative pressure to suction excess fat cells out of a treatment area. The cannula is inserted using micro-incisions and may be placed in a variety of locations to ensure a smooth, natural result. Once the fat is removed from the body, it cannot return provided the weight is maintained. However, weight gain after liposuction could affect the outcome of your procedure.
Liposuction is considered surgery, which means it involves anaesthesia and incisions. However, it is much less invasive than other body contouring treatments, such as a tummy tuck. Unlike more extensive procedures, liposuction is performed as a day surgery, using tumescent local anaesthetic and twilight sedation. The elimination of general anaesthesia also reduces the risks associated with this treatment as well as the downtime needed after the procedure. Liposuction allows you to fully meet your body contouring goals over the long term with minimal disruption to your daily life.
Little Discomfort, Downtime or Scarring
While there is some discomfort associated with liposuction, it is a much more comfortable procedure than other types of body contouring surgery. Patients feel sore for a few days after the surgery, which can be managed efficiently with oral pain medication in most cases. Most of our patients are back to activities within about a week. Because the incisions used for liposuction are small, visible scarring after the procedure is uncommon. You enjoy a smoother body contour without noticeable signs you had a surgical procedure performed.
Multiple Treatment Options
Liposuction is a versatile treatment that may address nearly any area of the body where you have isolated fat deposits that haven’t budged by your own efforts. Some of the most common areas where liposuction is performed include:
- Hips and flanks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Knees and ankles
- Neck and chin
No matter what area needs a bit of trimming, you can likely have liposuction to eliminate the bulge and smooth the profile.
Customisable to Your Needs
From the area where it is performed to the amount of fat removed, liposuction can be tailored to your precise needs and desired results. When pursuing this procedure, it is essential to select a cosmetic surgeon that is experienced in all types of liposuction to ensure your surgery will be both safe and successful.
Dr Ansari has performed many liposuction procedures and will take the time and care to ensure your results meet your needs and your expectations. In some cases, that might mean removing less fat to achieve a natural, beautiful result. In addition to assessing your contouring needs, Dr Ansari will evaluate the condition of your skin to determine whether it will smoothly form to the new contour after treatment. He may also recommend skin excision after your liposuction surgery is he is concerned that loose skin might be a problem once the fat is removed.
We are born with a set number of fat cells that do not increase in number except in extreme situations. Once we remove a select amount of fat cells from your treatment area, they will not return. However, if you gain weight after liposuction, the remaining cells might enlarge.
If your weight loss has plateaued and you still have a few localised areas of fat you would like to eliminate, liposuction may be the right option for you. Contact My Cosmetic Clinic on 1300 85 49 89 to schedule your consultation with Dr Ansari today.