While diet and exercise are often the best weight-loss solutions, many men and women suffer from stubborn fat deposits. Areas of persistent fat storage may be causing you to appear flabby and have undefined body contours. Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that can be used to sculpt your body and restore lost definition.
Common Patient Problems
Stubborn fat deposits that contribute to a flabby appearance.
Patients typically have fat accumulations on their abdomen, thighs, and/or back. Stubborn fat pockets can be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise. Large fat deposits can prevent clothing from fitting properly and often have a negative impact on your confidence. Excess fat is common in both men and women and can develop at any age.
Fat accumulations that developed during pregnancy and are resistant to diet and exercise.
Gaining weight is common and good during pregnancy. However, you body’s composition can dramatically change after the birth of a child. You may find it difficult to lose fat or tone your appearance. Many women struggle to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies and suffer from a lack of self-esteem following the birth of their child. Post-pregnancy weight retention may occur after your first pregnancy, and many women find it more difficult to restore their appearance after multiple pregnancies.
Persistent fat that prevents lean and defined body contours.
Fat can cause a lack of definition in your abdomen, at the hips, and around the neck. Reducing this fat can help men and women have a more toned and lean physique. For many women, a lack of definition around the hips prevents them from having the curvaceous figure they desire. Men often have excess abdominal fat that prevents their muscles from showing through. Removing fat can help create definition and improve your body’s contours.
Areas of Correction
Fat accumulations around the abdomen are very common in men and women. An undefined abdomen may cause you to appear flabby and untoned. If your workout routine isn’t yielding the defined results you desire, you may begin to feel frustrated and defeated. Liposuction removes fat from the abdomen to enhance your abdominal contours and create a leaner appearance.
The presence of unwanted fat on the hips and thighs contributes to the appearance of a “muffin top.” Unsightly fat may be preventing your clothing from fitting comfortably. For women, it is common for stubborn fat to prevent them from having subtle, natural, and feminine curves. Restoring definition along the hips creates the more desired hourglass figure. Liposuction may also be used on the thighs to sculpt a more defined thigh gap or slim the appearance of your outer thighs.
Fat, flabby arms can prevent you from looking and feeling attractive in swimsuits, shirts, and dresses. Fat can accumulate near the elbow, along the upper arm, or around the armpits. Removing fat from the arms helps create a slimmer, more toned appearance. In many cases, it can help improve the appearance of unsightly, low-hanging arm flaps. An excisional procedure may also be required.
While not discussed as often, fat accumulation on the back plays an important role in preventing a slim appearance. It can be particularly troublesome for women when fat deposits on the back lead to unsightly bra rolls. Liposuction can remove fat from your back to improve your overall silhouette and provide a more sculpted aesthetic.
Fat deposits on the neck and under the chin can lead to the appearance of a double chin. It may also obscure definition along the jawline. Fat in the neck can cause you to appear heavier than you are or age your appearance. Liposuction restores grace and definition to the neck for a more attractive aesthetic.
Addressing Your Concerns
You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness following your procedure and should limit your mobility for the first week. You will wear a compression garment for six weeks to minimize swelling and improve healing. Most patients can return to work within two weeks. You can resume normal activities within four weeks, and most major swelling will subside after six weeks.
Liposuction treatments utilize very small incisions, which are placed in easily concealable locations. Most patients experience zero to minimal scarring. If you do develop scarring, it is likely to fade over time.
The cost of your liposuction will depend on the number and extent of treatment areas. Other costs include surgical, anesthesia, and hospital fees. Dr McManamny will provide detailed costs following your consultation. Since liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance rebates don’t apply.
Liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia, but local anesthesia can be used for smaller areas. The procedure is painless under general anaesthetic, but there may be minor discomfort during local anaesthetic. Discomfort following your procedure may last a day or two. Oral pain medication can be used to control any discomfort that may develop.
Before & Afters
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction
How is fat removed using liposuction?
A cannula (thin, hollow tube) is inserted through the incisions, and the fat is suctioned out through the cannula. A tumescent fluid is injected to help loosen fat and make removal easier, reduces blood loss and provides more control for liposculpture.
Who is not a candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss procedure. You should be close to your goal weight before undergoing liposuction. Also, patients with poor skin elasticity may need to combine other body contouring procedures with their liposuction for best results.
What body contouring procedures are available to combine with liposuction?
Tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, and neck lift surgeries are all body contouring procedures typically combined with liposuction. Patients often choose to combine procedures when they suffer from skin laxity as well as excess fat deposits.
How long will my results last?
The maintenance of your liposuction results will depend on your lifestyle. Patients who live a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise notice long-lasting results that may improve their physique for years