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Liposuction: Sculpting Your Body with Precision
Welcome to Aesthetica in Armadale Melbourne, where we offer liposuction, a highly effective cossmetic surgical procedure designed to remove localized fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy, is not intended for weight loss but is an excellent option for individuals seeking to reshape their bodies when diet and exercise alone are insufficient.
Liposuction is a versatile procedure that can significantly enhance the contours of various body areas, including:
Legs: Whether you wish to refine the appearance of your ankles, calves, knees, or inner and outer thighs, liposuction can help you achieve the desired results.
Buttocks and Hips: Say goodbye to unwanted bulges and embrace a sleeker, more defined shape.
Waist and Abdomen: Stubborn fat around your waistline or abdomen can be effectively addressed through liposuction, giving you a more toned and sculpted midsection.
Breasts, Chest, and Back: Liposuction can help individuals dealing with excess fat in these areas, providing a smoother and more contoured appearance.
Overdeveloped Male Breasts: Gynecomastia, or the development of excess breast tissue in men, can be corrected through liposuction, restoring a more masculine chest profile.
Back of the Upper Arms: Achieve slimmer arms and bid farewell to the dreaded “bat wings” with liposuction.
Neck and Chin: If you’re seeking a more defined jawline and a reduction in neck fat, liposuction can deliver impressive results.
Post-Surgery or Trauma Sites: Liposuction can be used to create a more natural skin contour in areas affected by previous surgeries or trauma.
Large Fatty Tumors (Lipomas): Liposuction can effectively remove these benign fatty tumors, improving both appearance and comfort.
Setting Realistic Expectations
It’s essential to have realistic expectations when considering liposuction. This procedure is suitable for healthy individuals with realistic cosmetic goals. Keep in mind that older individuals with less elastic skin may achieve different results compared to those with younger, suppler skin. Liposuction doesn’t improve muscle tone, so maintaining a balanced diet and exercise regimen is crucial for long-term success.
Our Doctors have performed over 3,000 liposuction procedures. Most importantly, continue to refine their techniques by attending workshops and conferences in Australia and the United States.
Our fat reduction procedures are a highly effective solution to reduce those problem areas.
As a result, we will offer you best silhouette options from a small area with minimal invasive local anaesthesia procedures, through to large area (full body) mega liposuction with a general anaesthetic.
Liposuction works because it removes fat cells.
After puberty your body does not create new fat cells, instead, when you gain weight the fat cells you already have expanded.
Should you gain weight after yourprocedure, it goes to all the fat cells that remain in your body. It is better to think of this as a body contouring or fat reduction procedure rather than a weight loss procedure.
Your Liposuction Procedure
We have been performing tumescent liposuction for over 25 years. It is our preferred technique.
Your surgery begins with tiny incisions (approx 3-4 mm), placed in an inconspicuous location where the tumescent solution is infused.
After that, the area becomes numb and the blood vessels constrict.
This leads to painless and easy removal of unwanted fatty bulges.
Most importantly, for your comfort, your procedure is performed under heavy sedation or general anaesthesia.
Our experienced surgeons, also offer a range of other modified methods to remove fat cells, including:
- Ultrasound Liposuction: Allows for the removal of fat cells using an ultrasound device by melting the fat cells.
- Power-Assisted Liposuction: Uses a power cannula to remove excess fat on larger areas.
- Mega Liposuction: Term used for the removal of large volumes of fat.
Our cosmetic surgeons will always recommend the best option for your concerns and to meet your expectations.
If you are still in the research stage, visit our individual treatment pages to find out about other options we have.
Questions about reshaping your body procedure?
We understand that you may have questions.
We can best answer these with a private consultation at our Armadale clinic.
However, we may also be able to assist with general advice via phone 9824 6134 or email.
How much does liposuction cost?
You are welcome to come and meet our patient advisor, so you can get to know us and understand liposuction and see some before and after photos.
A personal consultation with an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon is important when you are ready to explore your options. The cost for this consultation is $160.
Your liposuction cost will be inclusive. As an indication start off at $3,500.00
The liposuction price includes all your surgical fees, theatre fee, anaesthetist fee, compressive garment, and medication.
Furthermore, all your before and aftercare consultations and massage if required.
Your recovery includes 24-hour support so you should never feel alone with any concerns you may have.
- After your surgery, you will be required to wear a compression garment for at least 4 weeks.
- After 2 – 3 days, you can return to non-strenuous work. This is also dependent on the areas being done.
- Ideally, you should wait 10 days after your procedure before attempting the more intense activity. However, if it hurts reduce activity.
- Your aftercare consultations and treatments are included.
- Bodyflow or massage is included. This will assist with healing and lymphatic drainage.
You may experience;
- Pain and stiffness
- Touching the skin may notice some numbness. It does it usually disappears after several months.
- Bruising can last for 2-3 weeks.
- Swelling under the skin will occur in treatment areas especially knees and ankles and can last several weeks.
You should also have realistic expectations and understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle.
Your final result can be affected by your skin elasticity, skin quality, post-operative garment compression, previous scars, and previous procedures.
During your no-obligation consultation, your experienced Aesthetica surgeon will discuss your options, meeting your expectations and the likely outcomes.
In addition, he will also discuss your previous medical history to determine your suitability for liposculpture.
Liposuction and Cellulite
Liposuction is not solely performed to reduce cellulite.
However, it may improve the appearance of cellulite and skin quality.
If you are looking for cellulite treatment, then you may want to investigate our Accent RF Cellulite Reduction treatment.
Alternatively we can provide a complete package designed specifically for your body shaping, skin quality and condition.
It could include both surgical and non-surgical options.
Such as liposculpture, cellulite treatment and lifestyle management, if required.
For more information on cellulite reduction treatments. Accent RF is a great option for cellulite and excess skin reduction
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
Over 30,000 liposuction procedures were performed in Australia during 2018, according to a report published by the College of Cosmetic Surgery.
Over 80% of the patients were happy with their results.
The result is permanent :
- After puberty, you do not grow any more fat cells
- Fat cells are permanently removed with liposuction
- With the reduced number of fat cells, you can still put on weight but you will not go back to your previous shape
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It is important to understand that any surgical, medical procedure or proven non-surgical treatment carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.