Liposuction targets excess fat – slimming and reshaping specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Areas where this procedure can be applied include:
- Hips & Buttocks
- Abdomen & Waist
- Inner Knee
- Chest Area
- Cheeks, Chin & Neck
- Calves & Ankles
Ideal candidates include:
- Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic and good muscle tone
- Non Smokers
- Individuals with specific goals in mind for body contouring
Will it hurt?
The procedure can be carried out under local or general anesthetic, but once the anesthetic wears off you may feel some pain and experience some swelling.
The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.
How long will I take to recover?
Patients are not usually required to spend the night in the hospital following the procedure. A compression garment is required to be worn for 2-3 weeks post surgery.
What are the risks of liposuction?
Every surgical procedure comes with risks attached and liposuction is no different. It is important to understand the consent forms for potential risks and complications. Risks can include bruising, changes in skin sensation that may persist, fluid accumulation, infection, persistent swelling, worsening of cellulite and even need for revision surgery. Your plastic surgeon will discuss these potential complications before undertaking liposuction surgery.