How does liposuction work?
A gentle suction technique is used to remove excess fat using a feathering technique to ensure an even contour. We avoid liposuction techniques which can burn the fat or emulsify which can cause cysts and scarring. Hand suction involves more work but gives a more predictable result.
The fat is removed from the deeper fat layer. We avoid over-removal of fat to avoid puckering and dimpling which can form when excess fat from the superficial layer is removed.
A compression garment is then worn for 4-6 weeks. This allows the tissues to retract to take advantage of the skin’s natural elasticity. The garment will also help prevent bruising so you can get back to life quicker.
Liposuction when performed well can sculpt the body and improve contour
Small areas can be addressed with liposuction under local anaesthetic, but bigger areas need to be performed under general anaesthetic for your safety.
The procedure is performed as day surgery which means you can go home the same day. Please allows one week for recovery and two weeks to return to heavy exercise.