Body Contouring / Liposuction

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Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise. There are however, some areas that are resistant to even the most dedicated dieter. On men this is largely around the flank region (love handles). In women it is largely around the thighs, knees, hips, and flank areas.

Liposuction is usually carried out under general anaesthesia. Markings are made pre-operatively and then the patient’s body is sterilized and a general anaesthetic is given. A tumescent technique is used with the fat being evacuated through small 10-12 mm slits.

It is very important not only to “feather” off the area around the liposuction, but to be conservative in the amount removed, as over resection is very difficult to treat. A garment is worn for 3 weeks post-operatively. Light exercise can be resumed in 1 week, and full exercise after 3 weeks.