When Do We Recommend Liposuction?
Liposuction is ideal for patients who want to eliminate areas of fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet. These fat deposits give rise to unwanted body shape and are often described by patients as “stubborn fat”.
The body areas that are most commonly a concern for patients and result in their seeking out treatment options are the inner thighs and inner knees, saddlebags, the abdomen, love handles and lower back fat, upper arms, buttocks, and double chins. In men, Liposuction has been found effective in treating unwanted fat deposits in the male chest area. *
When Do We Advise Against It?
At the time of consultation our doctor will assess the patient both with respect to the prior medical and surgical history and the patients current state of health. An assessment will also be done of the areas desired to be treated. Based on a clinical assessment the doctor will make a recommendation for treatment. Any patient whose assessment poses risk factors will be advised against the treatment and alternate solutions sought.
To name but a few, the treatment cannot be performed on pregnant women, those suffering from liver disease or patients fitted with a pacemaker. Other clinical conditions are assessed individually and are discussed in consultation.
How Does It Work?
Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure and not a weight loss procedure. It is often found that once a patient has undergone the procedure they pay more attention to their diet and exercise routines, aside from other lifestyle considerations and as a result there is added weight loss as well. These treatments are inspirational for patients who have struggled with their body shape and have been unable to achieve results through other means. *
Once a patient has decided on investigating the possibilities of such treatments a consultation is made our doctor. The purpose of the consultation is to determine if a candidate is a suitable patient for the procedure. A detailed consultation and examination with all the necessary explanations will enable the patient to make an informed decision. Our preparation process, procedure, and after-care is handled by highly trained professionals who will guide the patient through the entire process.
Liposuction Body Diagramme
- A – Chin
- A – Jowles
- A – Neck
- B – Buffalo Hump
- C – Upper Arms
- D – Pecks (Men only)
- E – Bra Bulge
- F – Love Handles
- G – Dorsel Fat/Bulge
- H – Upper Abdomen
- I – Lower Abdomen
- J – Pouch/Apron
- K – Buttocks
- K2 – Gluteal Banana
- L – Outer Thigh
- M – Inner Thigh
- N – Knees
- O – Calves
What Are The Unwanted Effects / Risks Of The Treatment?
Bruising, swelling and discomfort are some of the side effects of the treatment. Our team of medical professionals will review these with you in detail during consultation and pre-treatment assessment.
For Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction…
Liposuction – Male
Pecs, Love Handles, Dorsal Bulge, Upper Abdomen, Lower Abdomen
Liposuction – Female
Love Handles, Dorsal Bulge, Upper Abdomen, Lower Abdomen
DISCLAIMER: BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES
Suitability, effectiveness of certain treatments and aesthetic results will vary from patients to patients. All photos of before and after are actual patients of The Melrose Aesthetic Centre unless stated otherwise. We do not give indication, promises or guarantees to all our readers or website and social media visitors that they could reasonably expect for themselves identical or equivalent or similar results to those portrayed in the “Before and After” photographs. Suitability, Effectiveness and aesthetic results may and can vary from one patient to another.
What Is The Typical Course Of Treatment?
Patients undergo an in-depth pre-treatment assessment with our doctor and nurse to prepare them for the treatment. This includes body measurements and photographs, as well as prescriptions for pre- and post procedure medications such as antibiotics and others.
Our staff spend a length of time prior to the procedure explaining all that will take place during the treatment as well as in the recovery period and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. The procedure is performed under sterile conditions in a dedicated procedure room. There is a follow up process that is essential to recovery and patients are informed as to this during consultation and pre-treatment assessment.
What Can You / Can’t You Expect From The Treatment?
The aim of the procedure is to redefine those areas of the body contour that are of concern to the patient. Once the recovery has occurred and the necessary healing has taken place there will be a visible improvement in the body contour of the treated area. The recovery process is variable amongst patients and this is determined by an individual’s response to the treatment itself. *
There will be definite swelling and bruising, however, this is only temporary. The patient wears an after treatment garment for up to 4 weeks so that the swelling is not visible. Your medical team will advise the amount of time you should take off from work and activities for your recovery.
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