Also known as liposculpture, liposuction targets these stubborn deposits of accumulated fat cells by utilising a thin cannula and a specialised suction device. It is an effective procedure in removing and reducing fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise.
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for liposuction at our plastic surgery clinic serving Newcastle, Norwest, and Sydney’s North Shore area, get in contact with The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa today.
Is liposuction right for you?
Liposuction can be performed to improve the shape of your body in any of these regions:
- Waistline and abdomen
- Buttocks and hips
- Neck and chin
- Chest and back
The only way to find out for sure if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to come in for a consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr Chaithan Reddy, at our North Shore, Norwest, Westmead or central Coast practices. Your candidacy for the treatment will depend largely on how much excess skin you have and the quality of your skin tone.
What’s involved in the liposuction procedure?
Small volume procedures can be performed in our own fully equipped procedure room at one of our practices using only local anaesthesia, but for the most part liposuction procedures are done under general anaesthesia at the hospital. Before anaesthesia is administered, Dr Reddy marks out the regions that are planned to be treated, and will confirm the treatment areas with you again. Liposculpture (Liposuction) can be used as a body contouring procedure, or also to treat excessive fat deposits in the area of the face. The body regions that can be treated effectively include the chest, back, abdomen and hips, thighs, upper arms and neck.
A suction cannula is inserted underneath the skin through a tiny incision, (2-5mm) and then used to suction the fat out of the target areas. The cannula is moved back and forth through the fatty deposits to break the fat up, and it is then removed through the suction tubing. When the procedure is completed, a compression garment that has been measured to fit the affected region of your body will be applied to exert gentle compression to the areas that were treated.
Liposuction is commonly used in other procedures, including tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty), breast reduction, and neck lift surgery. It can also be combined with other plastic surgery procedures, including body lift surgery, skin removal surgery after weight loss, breast surgery and facial rejuvenation surgery.