The Dr Lanzer Clinic – Your Trusted Clinic for Liposuction in Sydney
The Dr Lanzer Clinic is one of Australia’s specialised clinics 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 do need to mention that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment or solution. The aim of liposuction 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 is on or around their target 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. To get a better idea of what your body might look like after the procedure, please speak to your cosmetic surgeon for some clarification.
Can Fat Removed Through Liposuction Return?
Medical professionals recommend maintaining a stable bodyweight 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 amount of fat that can be removed during a liposuction procedure is limited; this to reduce some of the risks the patient is exposed to during this procedure. The amount of 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.
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.
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 shape of the patient’s body. 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, thighs and the upper arms.
Which Patients are Good Candidates 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 cosmetic surgeon as well as 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, liposuction can be used to remove the excess fat deposits in the chest area.
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 Can I Make an Appointment for Liposuction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic in Sydney?
Would you like to speak to Dr Lanzer about a possible liposuction procedure and the cost
? Or do you suffer from a specific problem that liposuction could be a solution for? Please make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic in Sydney. To make an appointment, simply contact us by telephone, email or web form, and our friendly team of receptionists will gladly provide you with an appointment.