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Maintaining Results From Liposuction

14 Jun 2024

Managing Liposuction Expectations: What You Need to Know 

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a procedure for removing excess fat and contouring the body. However, it’s crucial to manage your expectations surrounding results. Let’s go over the basics of the liposuction procedure in Perth and what you can expect. 

Understanding Liposuction and Liposculpture 

Liposuction encompasses various techniques for removing fat via suction. Liposculpture, a more refined form of liposuction, utilises smaller cannulas (tubes) for precision fat removal and contouring. This method aims to enhance the natural contours of your body with more detail. 

Advanced Techniques and Equipment 

We are fortunate to have access to advanced equipment that improves the liposuction process: 

  • Vaser (Ultrasound Technology): This technique uses ultrasound to liquefy fat, making it easier to remove. The fat is turned into a milk-like consistency, allowing for smoother extraction with fine cannulas. 
  • Vibrasat (German Technology): Vibrasat operates at up to 6,000 beats per minute to break down tough fat, making it more manageable for removal. 
  • Renuvion Technology: This equipment helps tighten the skin around the treated area, enhancing the overall results. 

These tools allow us to target specific areas and provide better outcomes. However, it’s important to note that even with advanced technology, there are limitations and expectations to consider. 

Managing Expectations 

Liposuction is not a perfect solution. While we strive for excellent results, achieving a chiselled look or high-definition contouring can be challenging and may require multiple sessions. Additionally, approximately 30% of individuals are not ideal candidates for high-definition liposuction due to various factors such as skin elasticity and overall health. 

Expect a 50% to 90% improvement rather than perfection. It’s essential to avoid over-removing fat, as this can lead to complications such as skin necrosis (death of skin cells). Therefore, careful planning and moderation are key. 

The Recovery Process 

The results of liposuction unfold gradually over one to twelve months. Initially, you’ll notice fat removal, followed by some swelling, and finally, healing and skin tightening. Patience is crucial during this period as your body adjusts and recovers. 

Remember, the outcome is a combination of the doctor’s skill (50%) and your body’s natural response (50%). Factors such as genetics, skin condition, and overall health play significant roles in the result. 

Considering Liposuction 

Liposuction targets multiple areas of stubborn fat deposits, and individuals who are on weight loss journeys and encounter resistant fat pockets may look to Liposuction. However, it’s advisable to undergo the procedure before significant weight gain to ensure the skin can bounce back. 

In some cases, additional procedures like skin lifting or tightening may be necessary post-liposuction to achieve the desired outcome. 

Final Thoughts 

Liposuction can provide improvements in body contouring, but it’s important to approach it with realistic expectations. The procedure involves teamwork between you and your doctor, with careful consideration of your body’s unique characteristics. 

For more information or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact us at 1300-NEW-YOU. 

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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