Can Liposuction help me?
You may have noticed two women walking side by side and spotted some similarities. The conclusion you reach is that that they appear to be a mother and a daughter. Even though they’re not facing you, immediately see the family resemblance. How do you know this?
The physique, the shape, the proportion is what you notice. As we all know genetics play a large part in our body shape and appearance. In many cases we “inherit” genetic body shapes and characteristics (as well as physical traits) from our parents. On occasions however, problem areas can be passed down from generation to generation. It may be an imbalance or a proportion issue which affects your shape and contour. Usually with women they occur in the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks or even the back area. Men are usually affected in the chest and abdomen.
So, what do you do when you are caught with a body proportion imbalance that you just don’t want?
What if I diet and exercise?
There is the preferred option of proper dieting and exercise, but in some cases even effective diets and exercise are unable to eliminate stubborn problem areas of fatty deposits on tummies, legs and other areas. This can lead to frustration and even a negative body image.
Unfortunately no amount of exercise and diet can eliminate these problem areas as even when you lose weight overall, these areas of the body will still look disproportionate to the other slimmer areas. To a large extent you can blame genetics for that.
Can Liposuction help me?
Liposuction and Liposculpture can help eliminate these problem areas as well as shaping and contouring the body. The results can help a woman feel better in her favourite clothes and perhaps the confidence she needs to show off her new beach body.
Liposuction is a relatively safe and simple procedure. It is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess unwanted fat from problem areas.
What is the difference between Liposuction and Liposculpture?
Both Liposuction and Liposculpture are procedures designed to remove fat from problem areas. However, there is a distinction….
Liposuction is where fat cells are permanently removed from problem areas of the body to reduce the volume and size of those areas, whereas Liposculpture is a more refined form of liposuction for “body sculpting” of areas with excess fat in order to achieve more shape and contour.
Will the fat cells removed come back?
The good news is that the fat cells once removed through Liposuction or Liposculpture will never return.
This is because after puberty our bodies generally do not create new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells you have. Liposuction permanently removes the fat cells to improve your body's contour.
Should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that are remaining in your body. The localised fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction are unlikely to balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
How are the benefits of Liposuction measured?
Cosmetically speaking, successful liposuction is measured in centimetres/inches rather than kilograms or pounds. The fat and weight removed is not as important as the improvement in your body's shape and contour.
Any surgical procedure carries risks and we recommend you seek a second medical opinion before proceeding. The surgeon you seek a second opinion from should ideally be a qualified and registered Cosmetic Surgeon with specialist knowledge of this area. We also provide second opinions to patients who have seen other Cosmetic Surgeons or Plastic Surgeons.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice or a medical opinion.