Liposuction - How it works
More about Liposuction
How is liposuction performed?
Power Assisted Liposuction
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 3 to 4 days.
The procedure takes about 2 hours.
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 2.5 hours.
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
Thigh liposuction needs 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 3 to 4 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.
Includes the fat from the upper-upper back, from the bra strap upwards to the base of the neck.
Frequently asked Questions
Areas where there is excess fat. Chin, upper arms, upper back, mons, 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.
Alternative Liposuction Method
We understand our standard liposuction is not for everyone which is why we offer a range of alternatives.