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. Liposuction is also effective in removing fat deposits from the back, legs, arms and neck.
Liposuction 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 liposuction 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.
Optimal results from Lipoplasty and fat removal are accomplished when you have healthy skin. If the skin has lost a significant amount of its elasticity, it might need a skin tightening surgery like a tummy tuck or lift.
General anaesthesia is used for this procedure for maximum patient comfort. Liposuction is usually performed using a suction pump device to vacuum away excess fatty deposits. In some cases, a hand-held syringe may be used instead of a pump. There are a number of variations to conventional liposuction. The technique chosen for your specific case depends on individual factors that Dr Scamp will discuss with you.
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 1 or 2 weeks.
Dr Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic.