Liposuction and Liposculpture on the Gold Coast
Lipoplasty, also called liposuction or liposculpture, removes localised collections of fatty tissue to give you a smoother and slimmer body contour.
For the best results, you should be of relatively normal weight with extra fat localised in specific areas such as the hips, buttocks and abdomen. Lipoplasty is also effective in removing fat deposits from the back, legs, arms, face and neck.
Lipoplasty is neither a substitute for proper diet and exercise nor a method for overall weight loss. It cannot eliminate cellulite or correct loose, hanging skin. In fact, the best results from lipoplasty are achieved when you have healthy, elastic skin with the capacity to shrink evenly after surgery. If your skin has lost much of its elasticity, you may need a skin tightening procedure such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, buttock lift or arm lift.
What happens during the surgery?
General anaesthesia is used for this procedure for maximum patient comfort. Lipoplasty is usually performed using a suction pump device to vacuum away excess fatty deposits. In some cases, hand-held syringe may be used instead of a pump. There are a number of variations to conventional lipoplasty. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, for example, uses energy from sound waves to liquefy the fat before it is removed. The technique chosen for your specific case depends on individual factors that Dr Scamp will discuss with you.
Recovery time after surgery
Following surgery, you will need to wear a snug pressure garment for 6-12 weeks, to promote skin shrinkage and to minimise swelling and bruising as you gradually resume normal activities. You can expect to return to work within one or two weeks.