Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat from specific areas of the body, like the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction also shapes these areas. It isn’t a weight loss method or alternative and if you’re overweight then you are likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise than you would with liposuction.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed at Mode Plastic Surgery in Sydney.
It is a safe and reliable procedure that aims to remove fat deposits that are difficult to shift with diet and exercise.
Liposuction is typically performed under general anaesthesia, given by an accredited anaesthetist in a fully accredited and licensed facility (usually one of the North Shore’s premier private hospitals). It can take from one to three hours, and patients will be discharged either the same day or stay overnight.
Before liposuction is performed, the area is infiltrated with a solution containing local anaesthetic and adrenaline – this increases the safety of liposuction by significantly reducing bleeding.
Liposuction is then performed using a variety of liposuction cannulas and the end point is the desired contour. We record the amount of infiltration and the amount of deposit that have been removed. Patients who have more than 5L removed during liposuction will need to stay in hospital. This is because there is good evidence that fluids can shift around the body after large volume liposuction, and monitoring you in the hospitals is the safest option.
It is however common to have some fluid leak through the closed liposuction incision sites – this is usually remnants of the liposuction infiltration fluid injected at the start of the procedure. Other than being a nuisance it does not do any harm.
Large amounts of fat can be removed and the amount of fat that can safely be removed during liposuction depends on your individual body type, as well as the area being treated. Generally speaking, however, up to 10 litres of fat can be removed per procedure. It’s important to note that this does not mean you will lose 10 litres of fat—rather, it means that your surgeon will remove up to 10 litres from your body during the procedure. Your doctor may also limit the amount of fat removed depending on your overall health and safety during surgery.
Liposuction surgery removes large volumes of fat cells but does not address the skin’s elasticity or its ability to contour after losing fat cells. With age or rapid weight loss our bodies can lose elasticity which can result in sagging skin. After liposuction if there are any loose folds of skin remaining then it may be necessary to consider other treatments like a tummy tuck or arm lift in order to reduce excess skin and improve contouring in areas where liposuction has been performed.
If you fit into the above categories it does not mean you cannot have liposuction surgery and you are best to discuss your concerns with Dr Aggarwal.
Overall liposuction can be a very satisfying procedure in the right patient.
It is common to combine liposuction with these other surgeries
We also utilise liposuction for revision of breast reconstruction surgery.
At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the planning of surgery and help decide which procedure is best suited to achieve your goals.
Every surgery carries risks, and therefore one must consider if risks outweigh the benefits for your own personal situation. If they do then the surgery may be well worth it. Dr Aggarwal will discuss the pros and cons of surgery with you during your consultation.
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We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
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