Thinking about Liposuction? Find out the facts.

February 11, 2017

Thinking about Liposuction? Find out the facts.

While a sensible diet and regular exercise is always the best way to get the body you want, sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. When you’ve done all you can to achieve the look you want naturally and it hasn’t worked, it may be time to get a little help targeting those stubborn areas, which, defy your every attempt to eliminate.

Liposuction has long been heralded as the easiest and most effective way to target stubborn fat cells and get the results you want quickly.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is the removal of fat to shape the body. Liposuction or liposculpture is a procedure where excess fatty tissue is removed, through suction, from areas such as the abdomen, inner or outer thighs, buttocks, “love handles” neck or other areas, in order to achieve an improvement in the general body contour.

Today there are a range of liposuction techniques available including:

-       the commonly known Tumescent Liposuction which involves local or general anaesthesia,

-       Ultrasound Liposuction which allows for a more precise extraction of fat cells using an ultrasound device which melts fat cells,

-       Power Assisted Liposuction which involves the use of a power cannula to finely and delicately remove excess fat, and

-       Mega Liposuction which involves the withdrawal of large volumes of fat.

In modern liposculpture, the procedure is performed using specially-designed steel cannulas which remove fat without damaging other tissues. The patient is given sedation first. 

When the procedure is performed using the tumescent technique the operative area is numbed using large volumes of very dilute anaesthetic. Adrenaline is added to reduce blood loss and increase the anaesthetic effect.

The surgeon then makes small portals in the skin through which the cannulas are introduced. The cannula is attached to a suction device and fat is then removed through a gentle back-and-forth movement of the cannula. This process is repeated at several levels and in different directions to produce a smooth final result.

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. People with a serious weight problem should first endeavour to lose weight through diet and exercise. Once this has been achieved, liposuction may be of great benefit in removing “stubborn” deposits of fat in certain areas.

As with any procedure, it’s important you discuss your options with an appropriately trained and qualified Practitioner to make sure you select the most appropriate treatment for your body type and desired results.

Liposuction is a cosmetic yet medical procedure which needs to be performed by qualified and experienced Practitioners, in clinical and accredited facilities. Our qualified and experienced Practitioners are members of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

With over 30 years of experience, our cosmetic surgeons practice Responsible Cosmetic SurgeryTM, giving you piece of mind that you are receiving the best advice and care when seeking cosmetic treatment through ME Clinic.

Book your no obligation consultation today and take the first step toward owning the body you want.

A Me Clinic Surgeon is a guarantee of an experienced and skilled Cosmetic Surgeon with many years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and who abides by the highest code of ethics and always act in the best interests of the patient. We specialise in procedures ranging from labiaplasty to liposuction. For a full range of our specialisations go to our Body Selector Tool.


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