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Using the tumescent liposuction technique. Large quantities of anaesthetic fluid are injected into the fat layer through small incisions around the operation site. The fluid contains local anaesthetic and adrenaline to reduce bruising. The fat layer swells as the anaesthetic fluid is injected.
When the fat cells have become anaesthetised (this may take 30mins) then a suction cannula is inserted through a small incision about half a centimetre long. The cannula is moved backwards and forwards through the fat layer to remove the fat tissue and create a series of tunnels at different depths and in different directions.
After liposuction, compression of the treated areas using an elastic compression garment causes the tunnels to collapse, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
As of 2017 we now offer a new power assisted liposuction which has been shown to result in less bruising less swelling and make the whole procedure faster. The new PAL machine increases the surgeons control, helping to gently guide the cannula with greater accuracy making the procedure more comfortable for the patient and surgeon.
Liposuction of the abdomen includes the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the waist, back and hips.
After the liposuction, a compression garment is worn for up to six weeks depending on the laxity of the skin. Most patients are back at work within 5 days.
In most cases it is not possible to have a 3D abdomen treatment as well as a secondary area at the same time due to the amount of anaesthetic used. There are strict guidelines as to how much anaesthetic may be used. The procedure takes approximately 4 hours
Most 3D thigh treatments need to be treated as two separate procedures. The inner thigh including the inside of the knee and the front of the thigh extending to the knees.
The second procedure would include the outer thigh, the banana roll and fat removal from the lower outer third of the buttock.
If inner thighs are treated it is important to consider treating the inner knees depending on their size. Each procedure takes about three hours.
Usually consists of removing a double chin as well as the lower sides of the face to improve the definition along the jawline.
After the liposuction, a compression garment is worn for one to two weeks depending on the laxity of the skin. Most patients are back at work within a few days.
The procedure takes an hour and a half.
The fat is removed from the lower aspect of the upper arm extending from the axilla to the elbow.
After the liposuction, a compression garment is worn for up to six weeks depending on the laxity of the skin.
Most patients are back at work within four days. The procedure takes about three hours.
Liposuction of the calves and ankles involves removing the fat from below the knees to the ankles.
Swelling in the calves and ankles may take up to 6 months to resolve. It is technically a difficult area to treat. The procedure usually takes about 3-4 hours. A garment is worn for at least six weeks.
Areas where there is excess fat. Chin, upper arms, breast, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs (inner + outer), knees, calves and ankles.
An average of 2 to 4 hours.
A compression garment is worn over the treated areas for up to six weeks depending on the amount of fat removed and the elasticity of the skin. This helps the body to conform to its new contour. It is not noticeable under clothing.
Liposculpture is not a treatment for obesity, though in some cases, volume reduction in a series of procedures can provide raised self esteem and can be a major incentive for you to manage your weight and exercise more effectively. It is known that fat cells are high in inflammation and reducing ones fatty tissue has beneficial effects on ones level of cellular inflammation.
Liposuction is equally effective for both sexes.
We understand our standard liposuction is not for everyone which is why we offer a range of alternatives.
Water Assisted Liposuction was introduced into New Zealand in 2011 by the Liposuction Institute. Using a gentle, pulsating spray of fluid, Water Assisted Liposuction dislodges fat without the excessive force sometimes required in traditional liposuction procedures. Fat is loosened from connective tissues by the gentle fluid spray and then simultaneously removed. This gentle method causes minimal bruising and tissue trauma, while still achieving excellent body contouring results. Patients find this minimally invasive approach to be quick, easy and a great alternative for fat reduction.
Water assisted liposuctions main use is for harvesting fat cells for transfer to other areas of the body.
With Water Assisted Liposuction, the doctor simultaneously introduces gentle pulses of fluid into the body while dislodging and removing fat using a small tube (cannula) inserted through the skin. In essence the Water Assisted Liposuction is designed to aid the physician in loosening fat using a unique pulsating fluid spray, which separates it from other tissue effectively and with minimal trauma. Water Assisted Liposuction also removes fluids from the patient as quickly as the fluids are introduced. Because less fluid is in the patient at any given time, minimal discomfort and a faster and potentially more accurate procedure is possible.
Almost any area of the body with excessive fat deposits may be treated.
Recovery is usually easy and quick. In fact, many report being almost pain-free after just a few days and are thrilled with how quickly they are able to return to normal activity, including exercise.
Body shaping and fat reduction Without Surgery: Ultracontour
Developed in France and now new to New Zealand, Ultracontour is a medical procedure that uses ultrasound to safely dissolve fat, break open fat cells and break apart cellulite’s fibrous bands. The Ultracontour procedure has a unique second action, the use of ultrasound to force the removal of the dissolved fat from the problem area.
Ultracontour is a quick and painless way to achieve a better body shape without the discomfort of invasive surgery. There is no need to wear special garments and no downtime. Fat removed from the treatment area is cleared through regular fat metabolism pathways. Ultracontour is a body reshaping procedure, not a weight reduction operation.
The Liposuction Institute offers you a unique approach to liposuction. Dr Ron Goedeke (Appearance Medicine and Cosmetic Physician) combines liposuction with a unique wellness program.