Liposuction is just one of many procedures offered by Dr. Stephen Salerno at Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
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The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons offers information on liposuction. Here are some key things to know as you consider undergoing the procedure.
What Is It?
Liposuction can improve your body by removing deposits of excess fat. The procedure can slim and even reshape parts of the body. Typical areas for liposuction are the buttocks, thighs, arms, abdomen, neck and under the chin.
What Does Liposuction Do?
A cosmetic surgery, the goal of liposuction is to improve your body’s contours and shape via the removal of localised fat deposits. The procedure can remove about 5 litres of fat during a single session. Depending on how many areas are to be treated, additional sessions and treatments may be needed.
Doctor Salerno can advise you on what specific type of liposuction is right for you.
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if:
- You are in good overall health and maintain a stable weight.
- You don’t smoke.
- You have bulges of fat that won’t go away – even with exercise and diet.
- Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss program.
- If you have dimpled skin, it likely will remain that way after liposuction.
- If your extra skin does not tighten after liposuction, you may need an additional procedure to remove extra skin.
- Liposuction may not be for you if you cannot medically handle an anaesthetic, or if you bleed easily.
Depending which specific procedure you have, liposuction can done with local or general anaesthesia.
Some potential risks of liposuction are:
- A delay in healing.
- Minor burns.
- Skin or nerve damage.
- Changes in your skin’s sensation.
Doctor Salerno will discuss all potential risks with you.
He also can tell you about the benefits of liposuction, which can include an improved appearance, improved self-esteem and confidence.
You may require dressings or bandages on your incisions. You also may need to wear an elastic bandage to reduce swelling. We may use a tiny tube placed under the skin. This helps drain excess blood or fluids.
Some people will need to stay home from work for a time and rest after liposuction. Heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided until your surgeon tells you it is alright to return to such activity.
Call your surgeon right away if:
- You have chills or a temperature above 38°C.
- You suffer heavy bleeding at incisions.
- You see redness around the incisions that appears to be getting worse.
- You have growing tenderness or pain.
Liposuction has helped people around the world lose unwanted fat and gain a more attractive look and self-confidence.
Contact Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery today for more information on liposuction and how Dr. Salerno can help you determine if liposuction can make a difference in your life.