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Liposuction

Liposuction is a proceedure that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.

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What
Is Liposuction?

Some areas of fat stubbornly resist your efforts in the gym and dieting. While not a complete solution to weight-loss, liposuction offers a method to shed remnants of undesirable fat to reveal your fit, attractive figure. Liposuction fends off the lack of self-esteem and confidence that these fat deposits bring with them.

Benefits of Lipo

Liposuction is an effective way to remove stubborn body fat from traditional trouble spots on the body such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and neck. Using suction through a stainless steel tube called a cannula to break up and remove fatty tissue, Liposuction shapes areas of the body into more attractive forms by removing fat areas and rejuvenating the patient’s figure in the process. Patients who are generally physically fit, are within the normal weight range for their age and body type and have healthy, elastic skin are the best candidates for liposuction.

Types of Liposuction

SmartLip and SlimLipo

Smartlipo and SlimLipo are considered the gold standard in laser lipolysis by leaders in the plastic surgery industry. These procedures can be used to remove localized areas of surplus fat that have accumulated because of pregnancy, aging, or genetic factors. Smartlipo and SlimLipo are most effective when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who understands balance and proportion and can apply these concepts to body sculpting.

These procedures work by liquefying fat in a targeted area, coagulating the tissue and tightening the skin for a slimmer and smoother shape. Because of the special technology used, there is very little bruising and downtime after a Smartlipo or SlimLipo procedure.

Though SmartLipo and SlimLipo are gentle procedures, they’re capable of producing striking results that can last a lifetime. Most patients who have laser liposuction experience a 25% reduction in the size of the areas treated. This usually translates into one to a three-inch reduction in circumference.

Laser lipolysis systems can be used to contour the abdomen, waist, thighs, hips, chest, back, upper arms, knees, and neck. Laser lipolysis results in ultimate precision, accuracy, and consistency when slimming and shaping the body.

Body Jet Lipo

Conventional liposuction involves making small incisions in the treatment area and using a hollow tube to loosen fat before it is suctioned or vacuumed from the body. In contrast, Body Jet Lipo water-assisted liposuction involves a less invasive method: Using a gentle jet of water to irrigate fat and remove it permanently from the body.

Body Jet Lipo is preferable to conventional liposuction for the following reasons:

  • Less tissue trauma (reduced risk of blood vessel damage and less swelling)
  • Does not require as much manual pressure to remove fat
  • Shorter overall treatment time
  • Less postoperative pain and bruising
  • Local anaesthetic can be used
  • Minimal downtime
  • Rapid recovery
  • Excellent and precise results
  • Fat cells are left intact, allowing a fat transfer if desired

Liposuction Candidates

Good candidates for liposuction include:

  • Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring

If you are bothered by excess fat deposits located anywhere on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.

After liposuction, patients may have swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects will diminish with time. Any post-operative pain is addressed with oral prescription medication. GraceMed will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions. Depending on the region of your treatment, your GraceMed surgeon will advise you in choosing a compression garment to wear after the surgery. Compression garments significantly decrease any post-op pain while also speeding recovery. By slightly pressurizing the treated area, compression garments help body tissue reconnect and encourage more distinct contours to form after the surgery.

In general, patients should relax and stay off their feet as much as possible for the first twenty-four hours post-surgery. After the first day, patients should take a slow stroll several times a day to encourage proper circulation. It is essential that any strenuous movement, including bending and lifting, is avoided within the first two to three weeks after the surgery.

Liposuction Recovery

After liposuction, patients may have swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated area. These side effects will diminish with time. Any post-operative pain is addressed with oral prescription medication. Your GraceMed physician will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions.

Depending on the region of your treatment, your GraceMed physician will advise you in choosing a compression garment to wear after the surgery. Compression garments significantly decrease any post-op pain while also speeding recovery. By slightly pressurizing the treated area, compression garments help body tissue reconnect and encourage more distinct contours to form after the surgery.

In general, patients should relax and stay off their feet as much as possible for the first twenty-four hours post-surgery. After the first day, patients should take a slow stroll several times a day to encourage proper circulation. It is essential that any strenuous movement, including bending and lifting, is avoided within the first two to three weeks after the surgery.

Liposuction patients need to understand that everyone recovers differently, and there is no rush to return to work or school. Depending on the treatment you received, you may need one to two weeks off work. It will take several months and close attention to healthy eating to see the best possible results from the treatment.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Does liposuction leave a scar?

Liposuction proceedures do leave a few scars as small incisions have to be made in order to extract fat. However, the scars are very small, a few millimetres in length and are made in discreet locations.

How old do you have to be for liposuction?

During your consultation with your GraceMed surgeon, they will asses your age, the area of treatment and items such as:

  • Assess the quality of your skin
  • Assess the degree of localized fat excess
  • Assess the degree of cellulite or dimpling in the area(s)
  • Your current health

After your initial consultation, your surgeon will address if your a candidate for Lipo.

Is liposuction safe?

As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. It’s important to discuss all the risks of liposuction with your doctor before having the procedure.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

Managing expectations. Patients should not expect to lose a dramatic amount of weight with liposuction. Liposuction should produce significant improvements in aesthetic appearance. Liposuction should not be regarded as a method for weight loss, in appropriate patients it can produce significant cosmetic improvements. Liposuction is no replacement for a hard work at the gym and a healthy diet. Liposuction will not correct cellullite nor sagging skin, liposuciton is usually stacked with other proceedures for optimal outcomes.

How much does Liposuction cost?

While the cost of liposuction varies depending on many factors, including the physical condition of the patient and the area of the body to be treated, it will generally fall within a certain range.

Are there risks to having Liposuction or SmartLipo™?

Just like any surgical procedure, liposuction and SmartLipo™ do carry some risks. Infection, bleeding, and nerve damage may occur, and since liposuction removes fatty tissue from the body, the threat of losing too much fluid is also a possible risk of the surgery. If not treated, fluid loss can lead to shock, so liposuction patients should be especially careful to monitor their fluid levels during recovery after the procedure. Other possible risks of liposuction include the development of blood and fat clots, friction burns on the skin, and harmful drug reactions.