5 Facts about Liposuction You Need to Know

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Liposuction is an effective surgical method for removing focal accumulations of fat that are interfering with the body’s contour. The procedure remains one of the most performed plastic surgeries across the globe, resulting in plenty of interest from prospective patients. If you happen to be one of those men or women considering liposuction for body contouring enhancement, there are a few facts about the procedure you need to know.

Liposuction can treat multiple areas.

One reason for liposuction’s popularity is its versatility. This procedure can be used to treat a wide range of areas, including the hips, flanks and thigh. Wherever you find stubborn deposits of fat that won’t respond to your diet and exercise efforts, you may have found a treatment area for liposuction. Dr Magnusson at Toowoomba Plastic Surgery can discuss your specific concerns with you at your initial consultation to determine whether liposuction is the best procedure for your needs.

Liposuction is frequently performed in a hospital.

Liposuction is surgery, carrying the same risk as other types of plastic surgery. For that reason, many liposuction procedures are performed in a hospital with a general anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s safety throughout the procedure. Dr Magnusson at Toowoomba Plastic Surgery makes it a practice to perform liposuction in a hospital, unless the treatment area is small and isolated.

Liposuction in not a weight loss tool.

Although liposuction can help you achieve a leaner body contour, this procedure does not reduce your weight. The best candidates for liposuction have already achieved a healthy weight and have isolated areas of fat that are interfering with their overall profile.

Patients who are significantly overweight are often not suitable for liposuction as the problem often involves excess skin as well as fatty tissue. Liposuction does not tighten skin and the results of liposuction in the significantly overweight may not meet the patient’s expectations and the risks associated with surgery may be higher.

Liposuction can be combined with other procedures.

As a body contouring tool, liposuction can also be combined with other surgeries to enhance patient results. For example, liposuction is usually performed with abdominoplasty, breast reduction, body lift, thigh reduction and arm reduction as a routine part of the procedure.

Liposuction improves the contouring results from all of these procedures may may be applied more extensively to provide a more comprehensive reshaping of the back, bra roll and waist.

Fat removed during liposuction can be returned to enhance the appearance of other areas.

It is common to shape the buttocks by injecting fat after it is removed with liposuction. This procedure is commonly referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift. . Dr Magnusson performs this surgery often in association with abdominoplasty and other body contouring procedures.

There are other locations that fat is routinely injected including the breast during breast reconstruction and the face during face lift surgery

Liposuction is a common procedure performed by Dr Magnusson at Toowoomba Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in this procedure, our team can help you determine whether liposuction will be the best choice for achieving the results you desire. To learn more about options in body contouring, contact Toowoomba Plastic Surgery on 1300 662 960.

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On July 31, 2015

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