The traditional approach to liposuction may be adopted if the patient has a significant amount of fat. This method of liposuction uses a larger cannula which can result in more bruising and increased recovery time.
Liposuction is a surgical method that removes fat cells from unwanted areas that deposit on the body such as the hips, tummy, back, thighs and buttocks. Fat can often be disproportionate, settling in places where it’s difficult to shift. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as a buttock fat transfer; in which the fat is taken from donor areas and then re-injected into the buttocks and hips to redefine the body shape.
Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best approach to liposuction to improve your overall body shape. Liposuction is suitable for treating many areas ranging from the more common areas to under the chin (double chin), on the thighs (thigh chafing), knees, back (bra rolls) and chest (gynecomastia). Ideally, it would help if you were as close as possible to your goal weight before considering liposuction. The operation can also be combined with a tummy tuck to optimise results and improve lax and weakened muscles. If your skin has good elasticity and your muscles are relatively toned, an abdominoplasty isn’t always required. However, many find that after losing weight, there is some degree of excess skin that remains, limiting the results of liposuction alone, which is why the two procedures are often combined. It can sometimes be part of a ‘mummy makeover’ where the surgeon will address pregnancy-related concerns with several combination procedures.⠀
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