4 Common Problems That Can Be Treated With Liposuction
Almost everyone would change something about their body if given the chance, and the desire to shed some unwanted kilograms to achieve a more pleasing and proportionate physique is one of the most common areas people want help with.
While a healthy diet and regular exercise regime is always the best way to get in shape, some areas of the body simply don’t respond the way we want them to. While everyone’s situation is unique, here are some of the most common problems our patients seek help with that you too may be suffering from:
- The bulging belly: There are a range of factors that can contribute to a bulging belly including high consumption of sugary foods, trans fats or alcohol, a low protein or low fibre diet, low levels of physical activity, stress, lack of sleep, menopause or genetics, and it can be one of the most stubborn areas to shift excess weight from.
- Unflattering thighs: Your genetic body type will largely dictate how prone you are to storing excess fat around your thighs, hips and buttocks, with the issue more prevalent among women because of the presence of hormones which are designed to support the body through child bearing and breast feeding.
- Man boobs: Also known asGynaecomastia, many men suffer from an excess of breast tissue in the chest area which is usually caused by an imbalance between oestrogen and testosterone hormones.
- Tuck shop arms: As we age, many of us naturally lose lean muscle and in turn, see an increase in body fat in areas including the upper arms. Combine this with a decrease in physical activity and the long-term effects of gravity, and it’s no wonder so many of us start to notice these undesirable fatty deposits appear.
The simple solution
Rather than continuing to feel like you’re getting nowhere slogging it out at the gym or simply ignoring the areas of your body you’re unhappy with, liposuction could be the solution that will help you achieve the physique you want, with immediate results.
As one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery (with more than 30,000 procedures performed in Australia last year alone), liposuction is a safe procedure that can be used to target fatty deposits in a range of areas of the body. In addition to the abdomen, thighs, male chest and upper arms, liposuction can also be performed on the back, hips, legs, calves, ankles and mons pubis, allowing you to target almost any problem area.
By using a specially designed cannula attached to a suction device, liposuction works by making a small incision in an inconspicuous location near the treatment area and extracting the unwanted fat cells to sculpt the body to the desired shape.
Usually performed under either local or general anaesthetic, patients shouldn’t feel anything during the procedure. The recovery period is also relatively quick, with most patients experiencing some bruising, swelling and stiffness, similar to a strenuous gym workout, which usually only lasts a few days. Most patients are able to return to normal physical activities after 10 days.
Want to find out more?
At ME Clinic, we have over 30 years’ experience in liposuction treatment and have performed more than 10,000 procedures. With a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons who take the time to listen to your needs and explain the various treatment options, you’ll know you’re in good hands from the moment you enter our clinic.
Book your personal consultation with one of our surgeons to find out how we can help you.