Liposuction is one of the common cosmetic operations performed around the World. In skilled hands it will result in a changing of body shape with minimal scarring

Liposuction was developed in the 1970’s and the techniques refined over the decades to make it the safe and popular operation it is today. The process involves passing a metal canula through the fat layer beneath the skin and removing tunnels of fat by suction.

When performed correctly the tunnels collapse evenly and bulges of fat are reduced. The aim is to remove the appropriate amount of fat so that the overlying skin’s elasticity will allow it to shrink and tighten.

Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure but is ideal for treating areas of fatty deposits which after weight loss. Due to genetics, there are some parts of the body where fat cannot be lost even in the most active individual with a healthy weight. In these cases, liposuction can smooth the bulges and produce an even and natural contour.

Some areas of the body which respond well to Liposuction include:

  • Inner and Outer Hips and Thighs
  • Abdomen and Flanks (love handles)
  • Neck and Chin
  • Upper Arms
  • Buttocks

In addition Liposuction is frequently combined with other Plastic Surgery procedures such as Abdominoplasty, Breast Reduction (both male and female), Arm Reduction and Facelift.

Liposuction is performed under a general anaesthetic in hospital, where you can be monitored and cared for. It is usual for most  patients to go home the same day and local anaesthetic injected  as part of the procedure ensures you are comfortable post surgery.

Bruising after surgery can be significant and the wearing of a compression garment will ensure swelling is controlled and encourage the skin to tighten. The results, which can take up to several weeks, will reveal a sleeker and slimmer body contour while maintaining the natural curves.

The benefits of liposuction include:

  • Improved overall appearance
  • A natural, smoother body contour
  • Enhancement of self image

For more information regarding Liposuction surgery please contact Coastal Plastic Surgery to make an appointment with one of our Surgeons, contact us today.

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