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Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body. It is used to improve skin contours, tone problem areas and give a tighter slimmer appearance in areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, ankles, upper arms, chest and neck to create better shape, contour and definition. This is a popular option for men and women who have medium pockets of excess fat in areas that will not shift, even with exercise and diet. However, it is important to understand that Liposuction cannot help you shed large amounts of weight as this procedure is focused on specific areas of the body only.

Australian Surgery LocationsSydney
Surgery Time:30 minutes – 2 hours (depending on areas to be treated)
Anaesthesia:IV sedation. Local anaesthesia
Hospitalisation:Day Surgery
Time Away:5 – 7 Days (depending on areas treated)
Post-Operative Appointments:Follow up 5-7 days
Recovery time:Most patients are up and about within 2 – 5 days (depending on areas treated)
Compression Garment:Must be worn 4 – 6 weeks

Laser Liposuction:

Laser Liposuction is our preferred method and is a fairly straightforward surgical process. A small incision is made in the desired area/s and a tube is inserted to suck out the unwanted fat, it then breaks up or ‘melts fat. Traditional liposuction would break up and eliminate the fat through sheer brute force. While this definitely works, it’s not ideal in terms of comfort, bruising/recovery, finesse or getting the best results. Laser liposuction, however, uses specialised laser energy in lieu of brute force to melt down the fat to be sucked out and achieve much better results while assisting with skin tightening by encouraging the collagen cells within the skin.

Liposuction

The Difference Laser Power Makes:

Laser liposuction uses laser power instead of the brute force that traditional liposuction employs:

  • Laser Liposuction involves melting your unwanted fat with a laser and sucking that fat out of your body via a small tube.  This means it actually flows out of the body easily and without needing the excessive force used for traditional Liposuction.
  • The superior breakdown and removal of fatty tissue means the surgeon can use a much smaller suction tube. Resulting in smaller incisions (usually not needing sutures), less scarring and a speedier recovery.
  • The smaller cannula and gentler action means the entire operation can be done with local rather than general anaesthetic. This makes the procedure safer, while enabling people with medical conditions or allergies that prevent the use of general anaesthetic to enjoy the benefits of lipoplasties.
  • The laser’s heat naturally closes blood vessels and tightens collagen. Liposuction lasers run at temperatures of 48 to 50°C. This is hot enough to bring these unique advantages, but not so hot as to cause burns or heat pain that can be felt through local anaesthetic.
  • The smoothness and consistency of the laser is of large assistance to the surgeon, as the fatty areas are never consistent or uniform. Instead, they’re integrated parts of the body with their own arrangements of blood vessels and connective tissues. With traditional liposuction, surgeons have no choice but to try to avoid or simply plough through these tough spots. Laser liposuction moves smoothly and easily through all fatty areas, making for a more gentle surgery and consistently great results.

Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:

Medical:

  • Swelling (seroma)
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Excessive fluid loss at incision points,
  • Scarring, bleeding and Hematoma
  • Blood clots in the legs and chest
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Reaction to anaesthesia and other medications

Aesthetic:

  • Bagginess of skin
  • Skin irregularity
  • Creating a cellulite appearance and indentations (exaggerated where skin elasticity is poor and fatty bulges are present)
  • Asymmetry, indentations (Symmetry and smoothness is never guaranteed)
  • Liposuction Surgery
  • Surgery at Private Practice in North Sydney
  • Operating Theatre, Anaesthesiologist and all associated surgery and Hospital charges
  • Surgery by a renowned Cosmetic Surgeon, including pre and post-surgery consultations
  • Private ‘Invitation Only’ access to our CosMediTour Australia Surgery Forum. Used by our clients to connect with many other CosMediTour Patients undergoing surgery in Australia either the Gold Coast or Sydney.

Liposuction Price does not include

  • Medication post surgery
  • Garments post surgery

* Note: All procedures in Australia, are based on standard, non-complicated procedure patients and prices may vary depending on patient’s requirements.

FAQ’s – Liposuction

How does the point system work for pricing?

Each Hospital has a slightly different pricing system for Liposuction procedures, so please contact us with which Hospital you have in mind for surgery, and your Consultant can explain their pricing.

Is Liposuction permanent?

After Liposuction the body’s new shape is more or less permanent. If you gain further weight after a Liposuction procedure, then your body shape will generally be a larger version of your new shape. Fat cells that are removed by Liposuction do not grow back, however the remaining cells can expand. As long as you do not gain excessive amounts of weight your new shape will be permanent.

Are there alternatives to Liposuction?

Another option to Abdominal Liposuction is a Tummy Tuck. A Tummy Tuck is more suited where the patient is wanting to be rid of excess skin and stretch marks and also may have a separation of abdominal muscles after childbirth.

Will my Liposuction sites hurt after surgery?

The treated areas can be sore for a few days, and may require pain medication which will be prescribed by your Surgeon.

How long will I need to wear compression garments post-surgery?

The longer the better. Your Surgeon will give you your specific time frame but these can be recommend for up to 6 months.

When can I exercise again?

Your Surgeon will recommended not doing any strenuous exercise for at least 4 weeks after surgery. But encourages light exercise such as walking to be continued throughout the healing process.

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