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Liposuction, or liposculpture, is a minimally invasive technique which reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fatty deposits.
Liposuction can be used to treat most areas of the body, either as an isolated procedure or combined with other body contouring procedures. The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people who have firm, elastic skin with an abnormal distribution of fat in specific areas such as the hips, thighs, or neck. Liposuction is a major surgical procedure often taking many hours to perform. It is not a weight loss technique, nor does it reduce stretchmarks; rather it is a tool to target areas that are resistant to exercise.
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What does the liposuction procedure involve?
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuously-placed incisions in the skin.
First, a local anaesthetic, saline and adrenaline solution is infused to help reduce bleeding, as well as aiding in post-operative pain. A cannula, which is a thin hollow tube, is then inserted through the incisions to loosen the targeted fat, which is then dislodged and suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum.
How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Liposuction is performed under general anaesthetic as a day stay procedure, followed by about one week of rest to recover.
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction is highly variable dependent on:
- Whether the liposuction is performed as an independent procedure or as an adjunct to another procedure such as a tummy tuck or facelift
- How much liposuction is performed
- Anaesthetist's fee
- Private hospital or day surgical facility fees
- Need for post-operative garments
- Length of hospital stay
- Whether you need other body contouring procedures such as labiaplasty, arm lift, thigh lift and tummy tuck.
After our consultation, my staff will give you an itemised account of the total cost.
We do lipo pretty much with most cases because it helps
Dr Pouria Moradi