Liposuction (2 hours)
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is the removal of fat from the layers underneath the skin. Fat layer thickness varies considerably between individuals and in different zones of the body. The shape of the body can be altered and improved by removing fat from selected areas. Your contour in clothes will typically be improved but the appearance of your bare skin may not be smooth because the skin does not tighten predictably once the underlying fat has been removed by liposuction.
How would I be helped by liposuction?
If you would like to change the profile of your body and this has not been achievable with diet and exercise then liposuction may be helpful for you. ‘Love handles’ above the hips, ‘saddle bags’ overlying the hips, inner thighs, inner knees, back rolls, neck, tummy and ‘man-boobs’ may all be reshaped with liposuction. Although it is not essential to be at ‘ideal body weight’,
liposuction is not intended as an alternative to being a healthy weight so it not appropriate for patients who are significantly overweight and looking to lose weight through surgery.
Liposuction relies on your own skin being elastic enough to shrink once fat has been removed. This effect is impossible to predict accurately. If your skin elasticity is reduced, liposuction will result in wrinkles, folds or uneven skin - typically the skin loses its elasticity increasing age, sun exposure, cigarette use and stretch (pregnancy / weight-gain).
treat cellulite; in fact, liposuction can leave the skin with a slightly uneven appearance similar to cellulite.
In summary, liposuction will definitely reduce overall bulk and change the outline contour but there are often imperfections in the flatness of the bare skin afterwards.