The Dr Lanzer Clinic – Your Trusted Cosmetic Surgery Clinic For Sydney Liposuction
The Dr Lanzer Clinic is Australia’s specialised clinic for liposuction. Therefore, patients can come to our clinic for their liposuction procedure and rest assured they are in capable hands. Naturally, we always encourage our patients to gain more information about the procedure before deciding to go ahead. To help patients gain more insight into this procedure, we have created an overview of vital information patients need to know about the treatment before coming in.
What Is Liposuction Exactly?
Before we elaborate on liposuction, we need to state that liposuction treatment is not a weight loss treatment or solution. The aim of liposuction or liposculpture is the targeted removal of excess fats in a patient with a stable bodyweight. Therefore, the ideal candidate for this procedure is a patient who has achieved their goal weight and has tried to get rid of the excess fats through diet and exercise already. The treatment cannot be considered as a treatment for obesity either. However, it can be a kick-start for a healthier lifestyle.
During a liposuction procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will focus on the removal of fat cells. Through the removal of fat cells, the cosmetic surgeon can change the physical appearance of the patient. It can be used to create a flatter abdomen, but also to create a more masculine male breast. For better insight into what your body might look like after the procedure, please speak to your cosmetic surgeon for some clarification.
Can Fat Removed Through Liposuction or Liposculpture Return?
Medical professionals recommend maintaining a stable body weight after the procedure. Patients should also enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, accompanied by plenty of exercise. When the patient does not have a healthy lifestyle after the procedure, remaining fat cells can become bigger.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed During a Liposuction Procedure?
Patients should be aware that the litres of stubborn fat that can be removed safely during a liposuction procedure is limited; this to reduce some of the risks the patient is exposed to during this procedure. The fat that needs to be removed during a procedure can also vary from patient to patient, so the quantity of fat removed varies from patient to patient too.
Liposuction procedures are executed with a special vacuum and a cannula. The small cannula is inserted into the treatment area and then moved strategically to suction the fat from the area. As only a small cannula is required in most cases, cosmetic surgeons only need to make small incisions to perform the treatment.
Is Liposuction Accompanied by Any Risks?
Like any surgical procedure, liposuction is accompanied by some risks. Possible complications that could occur because of liposuction could include infection, numbness and scarring. When a surgeon removes too much fat, it could also lead to lumps and dents in the skin of the patient. Evidently, patients can also experience some common side-effects associated with the recovery process post-surgery; this includes some general discomfort and bruising.
Another common concern of patients undergoing surgical procedures is the anaesthetic. Nowadays, liposuction can be executed with a local anaesthetic instead of a general anaesthetic, but this depends on the scope of the procedure. Patients should always inform themselves thoroughly about the risks associated with general anaesthesia and anaesthetics in general. We also recommend that patients follow the guidelines provided by our clinic in regard to recovery time; this may included wearing a compression garment as well as other aftercare instructions. Not adhering to the guidelines could influence the patient's final results.
Since liposuction is accompanied by risks, patients are advised to speak to their cosmetic surgeon about these risks. If you do not understand some of the risks involved, please speak to the medical staff for additional information and only sign the consent form if you fully understand what is involved with the procedure.
What Is Liposuction Used For?
Liposuction is commonly used to remove persistent fat deposits from targeted areas on the human body, subsequently changing the body shape of the patient. Of course, liposuction will only be successful when the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle after their procedure.
A cosmetic surgeon can implement a liposuction procedure on various parts of the human body; this mainly in areas where an excess amount of fat is likely to accumulate. Common treatment areas for liposuction include the abdomen, back, buttocks, chest, inner knees, hips, love handles, neck, outer thighs, inner thighs and the upper arms.
There are specialist liposuction procedures that will tackle specific problems too. One prime example is the tummy tuck, which does not only focus on the removal of excess fat, but also on the removal of excess skin. There is also Vaser liposuction, a procedure focussed on creating a more athletic appearance. However, most liposuction methods will use so-called tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid is used to reduce bleeding, numb the treatment area, and prepare the fat for removal during this cosmetic procedure.
In addition to persistent fat removal, the liposuction treatment can also be used to reduce the overall size of the breasts. This treatment is referred to as the breast reduction via liposuction; where the surgeon removes fat to reduce the overall size and weight of the breasts.
It is important that patients are aware of the fact that liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite.
Who Is Usually A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
As explained earlier, good candidates for liposuction are usually patients who have a stable bodyweight, preferably their target weight. Of course, there are other criteria that patients need to meet to get their desired result; this includes good skin elasticity, skin texture and skin tone.
A patient who wants to be considered for a liposuction treatment must be in good general health too. The health of the patient can be evaluated during an examination by the Sydney cosmetic surgeon as well as by consulting the patient’s medical records.
Is Liposuction Used for Medical Problems?
Liposuction could be used to treat certain medical problems. Below, you will find an overview of conditions that could be treated with liposuction surgery.
A lymphedema is a condition where excess fluid starts to collect in tissues of the body, subsequently causing a swelling in that location. Lymphedema is more common in certain areas than others as well because this condition is more common in areas such as the legs
Patients suffering from lymphedema could look to liposuction to reduce some of the swelling they experience. In some cases, the treatment is also chosen for the reduction of discomfort and pain caused by the swelling.
Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes fat to accumulate underneath the man’s breast. Therefore, patients suffering from this condition will often display a more feminine chest. To tackle this problem, a cosmetic surgeon removes fat from the chest area and restores a more masculine appearance. As with other lipo procedure, this is a day surgery procedure.
Liposuction can also be used to treat lipodystrophy syndrome, a condition where fat starts to pile up in one part of the body, while being lost in another part of the body. With liposuction, the excess fat can be removed, and the patient can once again obtain a more natural shape.
Some patients may choose liposuction to treat lipoma. A lipoma is a benign fat tumour, which usually grows just underneath the skin and is therefore visible. Common places for lipomas include shoulders, neck, chest, arms, back, buttocks and thighs. However, in some rare cases, the lipoma develops deeper in the body and won’t be visible on the patient’s body.
By using liposuction, a cosmetic surgeon can target the lipoma in question and remove it. However, patients need to be subjected to a full physical evaluation to determine if the lipoma is benign and not cancerous before liposuction can be considered.
How To Book The Initial Consultation For Liposuction At Dr Lanzer’s Sydney Clinic?
Dr Lanzer and his associated run a number of cosmetic clinics across Australia. Would you like to speak to Dr Lanzer about a possible liposuction, body contouring or body sculpting procedure and the cost
? Or do you suffer from a specific problem that liposuction could be a solution for? Please book a consult at the Dr Lanzer Clinic in Sydney. To get a consultation with Dr Lanzer, simply contact us by telephone, email or web form, and our friendly team of receptionists will gladly provide you with an appointment.