The Uses and Benefits of Liposuction
The Uses and Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is undoubtedly one of the best-known cosmetic procedures in the world. It can be executed on a variety of treatment areas, changing the size and shape of the treatment area in question. The procedure can be executed under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic.
There is a lot of information available about liposuction, but it can make things a little more confusing for patients who are considering this treatment. To enable patients to understand the procedure fully, we have created a comprehensive guide to liposuction below.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that is executed on a patient with the aim of removing excess body fat in the treatment area. With this, it is important to remember that liposuction is by no means a treatment for overweight. However, it can tackle some persistent fat deposits the patient cannot shift despite regular exercise and a healthy diet.
A procedure such as liposuction will remove fat cells permanently, but the patient must still maintain a healthy lifestyle after their procedure. Remaining fat cells can become bigger in size, so the excess weight can return if the patient does not enjoy a balanced diet or regular exercise.
We must also mention that the amount of fat that can be removed safely during a liposuction procedure is limited. If a patient requires the removal of a large quantity of fat, several liposuction sessions may be required. Also, any invasive procedure carries risk and this is also the case for a surgical procedure such as liposuction. Before you have a surgery procedure or liposculpture in general, it is recommended to understand the risks involved and ask your cosmetic surgery for more information if required.
Which Different Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Liposuction?
There are numerous areas of the body that can be treated with liposuction. Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, back, buttocks, chest, inner knees, hips, neck, thighs, and the upper arms. Of course, the procedure for excess fat removal depends on the treatment area. For example, a body contouring treatment of the abdomen will be quite different from arm liposuction. There are also additional procedures that can be executed in combination with liposuction and which can influence techniques. For example, your cosmetic surgery can do an arm lift as well as arm liposuction after a significant amount of weight loss.
Certain areas are more commonly treated with liposuction because they can be more prone to stubborn fats. A prime example of such an area are love handles, which often require cosmetic surgery. Patients often follow a rigorous exercise program and a diet, but still cannot shift the excess fat in that area. If the patient is on or around their target weight, they will be a good candidate for liposuction surgery.
To get the best results from a liposuction procedure on a certain area, the skin quality of the patient is important. If a patient has a good skin tone and good elasticity, the skin will conform better to its new shape. If the patient lacks skin elasticity, a patient can end up with loose skin if a large amount of fat is removed. In these cases, the cosmetic surgery can suggest an additional treatment for the removal of excess skin.
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Can Liposuction Be Used for the Treatment of Certain Conditions and Medical Problems?
There are certain medical conditions that could be aided by liposuction. Below, we have listed some of these conditions. Please note that not all these conditions are covered by Medicare. Certain terms and conditions apply for medical conditions to be covered by Medicare.
One of the conditions that can be remedied with liposuction is lymphedema. The condition causes excess fluid to pile up in certain areas of the body, causing a swelling or oedema. The swelling can be reduced through liposuction.
Another condition that could be remedied by liposuction is gynaecomastia; this condition is caused by an accumulation of fat in the man’s breasts. This accumulation of fat causes the breasts to look more feminine. By using liposuction, a cosmetic surgery can restore a more masculine chest shape.
Lipodystrophy is another condition that could be remedied by liposuction. With this condition, the patient suffers a loss of fat in one part of the body but gains the lost fat in another part of the body. Naturally, this causes an uneven distribution of fat. Through liposuction, the cosmetic surgery can redistribute the fat.
Is Arm Liposuction The Same Thing As An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?
No. Arm liposuction is a procedure of the arm area where the surgeon removes stubborn fats. Arm lift surgery on the other hand, focuses on lifting the arm, which could involve removing fat, but also tightening muscles and removing excess skin.
Both types of procedures can be done under a general anaesthetic or sedation under the supervision of an anaesthetist. However, there is a portion of patients who have this procedure under a local anaesthetic. Your cosmetic surgeon can provide you with a recommendation in terms of the sedation used.
Patients can have each of these procedures at a private hospital, surgery centre, or a hospital. When they are done at a hospital, patients could expect some hospital fees for their procedure. At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, these procedures are executed at the Day Surgery Centre.
For an arm lift as well as arm liposuction, the patient will have to wear a special compression garment. While patients can return to their normal activities relatively quickly, strenuous activity should be avoided for some time as it could cause complications. More information regarding your recovery can be obtained during your initial consultation.
How Do I Book an Appointment for Liposuction?
To book an appointment, patients can contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic. During office hours, you can book an appointment for liposuction via telephone. If you need to contact us outside office hours, you can reach us via email or the website contact form. Our team will then provide you with a suitable appointment.