Liposculpture & Liposuction
Even with the healthiest of practices, many men and women fall short of attaining their desired physique. This is because some subcutaneous fat is unresponsive to exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Liposuction offers men and women a safe and effective option for removing excess fat permanently. This treatment can be applied on nearly any area to provide body slimming and sculpting. With liposuction, you can finally achieve the feminine curves or masculine definition that has eluded you.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is often desired by men and women who struggle with stubborn areas of fat and are hoping to achieve a sculpted body contour. Ideal candidates for this procedure do not smoke, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results.
Liposuction is appropriate for healthy individuals who wish to tighten and improve their body contours. While this surgery can offer significant benefits to any of its candidates, the best results are often seen in patients who are close to their ideal weight.
What Areas Can Benefit From Liposuction?
Liposuction is performed on women and men to reduce fat and provide a more toned appearance to the:
- Neck (under chin)
Your questions answered
- It is not a form of treatment for obesity
- It is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise
- It is not an effective treatment for cellulite( dimpled skin typically seen on the thighs, hips and buttock areas) or loose flabby skin.
Patients who have unwanted, excess fat deposits, which they are unable to get rid of through traditional means of exercising or weight control. Ideally the overlying skin should still be elastic to some degree. The final outcome is determined by shrinkage of the overlying skin.
Before the procedure , the areas concerned are marked , with the patient standing.
Once the patient is in agreement with the outlined areas, the patient is taken to theatre.
Liposuction is normally done under sedation and local anesthetic( totally pain-free).
With the patient asleep, fluid containing local anesthetic and adrenalin is infiltrated into the fat deposits, through tiny openings.This results in the treated areas becoming anesthetized, as well as blood loss reduced, because of the adrenalin.
Liposuction is then done through the same small openings using a special, thin blunt cannula connected to a suction device.
The procedure is performed with a lot of finesse, contouring the body as fat is carefully removed, taking care to remove the correct amounts of fat. All procedures are done as day procedures.
Duration of Surgery 1-2 hours
See under general wound care. Patients are generally totally pain-free for the first 3-4 hours, because of the treated areas containing local anaesthetic .Thereafter they experience discomfort comparable to fairly severe bruising.
The excess fluid, infiltrated into the fatty tissue drains freely through some of the small openings for approx 4/5 hours.This fluid could be lightly blood stained. Special absorbable dressings are applied to the treated areas for the patient’s comfort.
Most patients are able to resume office type work after 2-3 days, however, recovery leave of 5-7 days is advisable. Exercising may resume after 4 weeks. Patients are advised to wear tight fitting elastic garments after liposuction, for at least 3 weeks.
Liposuctions, performed for the right indications in healthy patients are safe procedures. It is always safer to be conservative and not remove too much fat during a single procedure.