Am I suitable for liposuction?
Liposuction is not suitable for patients that have a lot of weight to lose, but if you have small amounts of unwanted fat on the face or body and you’re generally fit and well, then it can be a fantastically effective procedure. Good skin elasticity is also important and this will be determined in your liposuction consultation; if you have a large amount of sagging skin then other cosmetic surgery procedures may be more appropriate.
What happens during a liposuction procedure?
Small incisions will be made in the treatment area, through which a solution composed of saline and local anaesthetic will be inserted to loosen the fat cells and lessen discomfort. A cannula attached to a suction device is then used to gently remove the fat cells.
What’s the recovery like after liposuction?
You will be advised to wear a compression garment during the recovery period as it helps with swelling and encourages the skin to shrink. You should be able to return to normal activities after a few days but you’re advised to avoid strenuous exercise for approximately four to six weeks post-surgery.
What are the risks of a liposuction procedure?
It is very common to have some bruising and swelling after a liposuction procedure but this will dissipate in the first few weeks after surgery. The treated area may appear lumpy initially but this should settle down quickly, although very occasionally a patient may require a repeat procedure to address any lack of symmetry or unevenness. Infection and bleeding are also possible risks of liposuction but your recovery will be carefully monitored. Some patients report a loss of sensation or increased sensitivity in the treatment area but this is usually temporary.
How long will my liposuction results last?
The results of your liposuction procedure should be permanent as long as you are committed to a sensible diet and regular exercise routine aimed at maintaining your weight.
Liposuction, also known as liposculpting, is a very popular cosmetic surgery fat reduction and body reshaping procedure. If you’re at or near your ideal body weight but suffering from stubborn pockets of fat that are marring the smooth contours of the body and definition of the jawline, chin and neck, then liposuction could be the answer.