Liposuction is a great way to target specific areas such as the abdomen. This part of the body is often the most stubborn place to lose fat, however we can help you with this!
When we gain weight, our fat cells enlarge. They will increase in size due to excess oil within the actual fat cell. When we lose weight, the fat cell still remains there, it just decreases in size because the oil within has reduced. So, we can consider fat cells as ‘containers that hold oil’.
When we perform liposuction or liposculpture, we physically remove these containers full of oil. This is how we can actively change the shape of your figure.
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The procedure involves provision of anti-anxiety medications as well twilight sedation. You should be a in a comfortable position, relaxed, rather drowsy but able to listen to instruction. You will then be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area where we are removing your body fat. The procedure shouldn’t cause any discomfort due to the anaesthesia.
From this point we will simply harvest your fat, the incision points are very small. Typically only 1 to 2cm in width, they do not require stitches. We aim to place the incisions in discrete locations. For a common liposuction procedure we will need to make about 2 to 4 incision sites. Of course this varies from patient to patient, procedure to procedure.
On completion of the procedure, you will be moved to our patient recovery lounge to rest and sleep. The sedative can take a few hours to wear off, but generally, patients are ready to go home about an hour after the surgery. You should be able to walk out of the surgery, but you may feel dizzy and lightheaded.
Our team will discuss with you our set of post-operative care instructions to encourage the healing process.
Some people classify the abdomen into 3 different parts, we feel this is unnecessary. In many cases, the bulk of fat removal is either in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen or combination of both.
*These are typical costs, for the average person it should not change. However, every patient is different, these prices may change per patient scenario.