Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction: Sculpting Your Body by Removing Unwanted Fat

Introduction to Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat deposits in certain areas of the body to improve body contours and proportions. A small metal tube, called a cannula, is introduced under the skin through a small cut that is around 5mm in length. This tube can be used to break up and suck away the desired fat. Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, hips, and buttocks. Liposuction is not a weight-loss method but rather a way to remove fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Key Details of the Procedure

  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Cost: $13000 upwards
  • Anaesthetic: Usually general anaesthesia
  • Length of stay: Usually day surgery

Post-Surgery Care and Downtime

Specific post-surgery care and downtime details will be provided by Mr Butler during your consultation. Generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. Compression garments may be recommended to help reduce swelling and support the new body contours as they heal.

Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

Good candidates for liposuction are individuals who are at a stable weight but have areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is important for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

Are the results of liposuction permanent?

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treated areas. However, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent weight gain in other areas of the body. If a significant amount of weight is gained after liposuction, the remaining fat cells can enlarge, affecting the overall body contour.

What is the recovery process like after liposuction?

Recovery from liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual patient. Generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. Most individuals can resume non-strenuous activities within a few days, but it may take several weeks or longer for the swelling to fully subside and the final results to be visible.

What are the potential risks and complications of liposuction?

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, uneven contours, changes in skin sensation, or unsatisfactory results. Mr Butler will discuss all the risks in detail during your consultation.